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USCIS COVID-19 Response: An Overview of the Resumption of In-Person Services

On March 18, 2020, United States Customs and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) temporarily suspended in-person services at their field offices, asylum offices and application support centers (ASCs) in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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USCIS Further Extends Existing COVID-19 Accommodations on RFEs, NOIDs, Appeals and Other Responses

In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is further extending its 60-day deadline extension policy for responses to various agency actions to September 11, 2020.  

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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain:

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The COVID-19 Hits Keep Coming – Certain Work Visas Halted Until 2021

Last week, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending the issuance of new H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas through December 31, 2020 (description of the types of visas are included below).  

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Long-term H1B visa holders may be forced out of US by Trump

This may of course never happen.  We do not know.   It seems that there might be a plan to force out H1B visa holders, mainly Indians, who are working in the US while waiting for an approved employment based immigrant visa petition.  

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Concerns about scientist immigration to the US have amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused research disruptions and career delays for many chemistry graduate students and postdoctoral scholars worldwide. 

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I checked my I-94 and it says D/S. What does D/S mean?

If you are not a U.S. citizen of a Green card holder, you should check your I-94 on this website every time you enter the U.S.

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President Trump Suspended Visas for Foreign Workers. Google and Other Tech Companies Aren’t Happy

President Donald Trump is picking another fight with the technology sector.

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Can International Higher Education Survive Covid-19?

Joanna Newman suggests that the students of 2021 could have the best of both worlds, benefitting from institutions mastering the art of virtual learning, but with the opportunity to still have the campus experience. 

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Trump to Order New Restrictions on H-1B Visas by Monday

President Donald Trump’s plan to restrict employment-based visas could affect an estimated 240,000 people seeking to work in the U.S. across industries from technology to finance and hospitality.

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