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  • Article: Happy Ending to the Unlawful Presence Saga By H. Ronald Klasko

    Article: Happy Ending to the Unlawful Presence Saga By H. Ronald Klasko

    Happy Ending to the Unlawful Presence Saga by H. Ronald Klasko On July 31, the government withdrew its appeal of the decision of a North Carolina federal court judge to permanently enjoin implementation of the USCIS reversal in policy that would have burdened tens of thousands of F, J, and M nonimmigrant students and scholars with 3 and 10-year bars to returning to the U.S. for inadvertent, mino...

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  • Article: Perm Update: Dol Intends To Revise Existing Form Eta 9089 By Rabindra Singh, Scott Girard

    Perm Update: Dol Intends To Revise Existing Form Eta 9089 by Rabindra Singh, Scott Girard On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced a 60-day public comment period on proposed revisions to existing Form ETA 9089. The deadline to submit comments is September 18, 2020. Before highlighting and discussing revisions, it is important to point that the proposed Form ETA 9089 uses the terminology ...
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  • Article: Trump’s Public Charge Rule Is Blocked Again Over Impact of COVID-19 By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    Trump’s Public Charge Rule Is Blocked Again Over Impact of COVID-19 by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick A federal judge in New York has once again put the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule on hold, but only for the duration of the COVID-19...
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  • Article: Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Analysis By Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

    Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Analysis by Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Each Month, American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Department of State (DOS) Liaison Committee checks in with Charlie Oppenheim, the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at DOS for updates about Visa Bulletin progress. During these meetings, Charlie analyzes trends and offers predictions on visa processing. Here are some highlights from his analysis which is shared with AILA. Though ther...
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  • Article: Eb-5 Capital Redeployment Guidance Arrives In Time To Be Used For Covid-19 Recovery Projects By Mona Shah, Esq. and Rebecca Singh, Esq.

    Eb-5 Capital Redeployment Guidance Arrives In Time To Be Used For Covid-19 Recovery Projects by Mona Shah, Esq. and Rebecca Singh, Esq. Capital redeployment in EB-5 has been and continues to be one of the most important topics for the industry today. There is an estimated $15 billion invested into projects all over the US, that could potentially be redeployed. Furthermore, although the full effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on the US economy cannot yet be accurately assessed, what is eviden...
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  • Article: Canadian Court Rules US Is No Longer a ‘Safe Third Country’ for Asylum Applicants By Royce Murray

    Canadian Court Rules US Is No Longer a ‘Safe Third Country’ for Asylum Applicants by Royce Murray A Canadian court has ruled that the United States is no longer a country to which the Canadian government could safely return asylum seekers who crossed the U.S-Canada land border. This upends more than 15 years of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. On July 22, the Federal Court of Canada ruled that sending asylum seekers back to the United States from Canada under its ...
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  • Article: Psychology Of A Pandemic: Eb-5 Lessons To Be Learned From Covid-19 By Mona Shah, Esq. and Rebecca Singh, Esq.

    Psychology Of A Pandemic: Eb-5 Lessons To Be Learned From Covid-19 by By Mona Shah, Esq. and Rebecca Singh, Esq. Historically, responses to pandemics have followed a pattern—from initial denial to panic and anxiety, to a period of adjustment and, finally, the establishment of a new normal. What is a new normal for EB-5? Will we see EB-5 investors exhibit counter-cyclical investment behavior? Will this new normal drive investors away from traditional hospitality projects towards busine...
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  • Article: New Legislation To Bail Out USCIS’ Furloughs; Fees To Increase By Christina Dilbone, Esq.

    New Legislation To Bail Out USCIS’ Furloughs; Fees To Increase by Christina Dilbone, Esq. New legislation is to be introduced that would bail out U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and avoid the scheduled furloughs expected to impact a whopping 70% of its workforce. A bill to be introduced by Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Jeff Fortenberry would allocate up to $1.2 billion in emergency funding for USCIS as the Service continues to plead with Congress to provide emergency su...
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  • Article: Can F-1 Students take Remote Classes in the Fall? By Paul Szeto

    Article: Can F-1 Students take Remote Classes in the Fall? By Paul Szeto

    Can F-1 Students take Remote Classes in the Fall? by Paul Szeto Admission to a top American university is surely a cause for celebration. However, international students have a lot to consider before packing their bags for the U.S. In addition to various visa and travel restrictions imposed by the U.S. and other governments, they also have to worry about the policy changes regarding remote learning during COVID-19. In general, students on F-1 status are only allowed to take one online cou...
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  • Article: USCIS Takes a Swing at EB-5 “Redeployment”… and Strikes Out By Joseph Barnett

    USCIS Takes a Swing at EB-5 “Redeployment”… and Strikes Out by Joseph Barnett On July 24, 2020 , U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) missed a huge opportunity to clarify its poorly written guidance from three years earlier regarding “redeployment” of EB-5 investment capital to meet the “at risk” requirement. Strike 1: USCIS blatantly reversed it policy regarding the ability of a new commercial enterprise to “deploy the repaid capi...
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