Immigration News You can Use- Late April 2020

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President Bans Immigrants From Entry Into the United States for 60 Days, With Exceptions President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants into the United States for 60 days, with some exceptions. The proclamation notes that it may be extended or modified. The proclamation states that the rationale is to address “excess labor supply” and displacement of U.S. …

The Trump Legal Immigration Moratorium— What Does it Mean?

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Last night, the President tweeted that he was going to issue an Executive Order to STOP legal immigration to the United States. Such an executive order would take the President’s anti-immigration resentments and legal theories to an untested extreme. The President has the power to control the border under INA 212(f), which grants broad authority to “suspend the entry of …

Immigration News and Updates for Mid-April 2020

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Stimulus Checks and the Public Charge Rules Do Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Benefits Matter for Purposes of Inadmissibility Determinations Based on Public Charge? We have been getting questions from our clients about whether accepting the COVID-19 pandemic-related stimulus check, or unemployment benefits, are considered public benefits for purposes of public charge inadmissibility determinations. The following is a summary of highlights …

Employer/Employee Guidance on Furloughs and Terminations

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Most of America is now under quarantine, and American businesses are struggling to stay afloat without customers. That means that many employees are being furloughed or terminated, hundreds of thousands of whom are on visas. In this issue we are providing guidance to employers and employees on what those furloughs and terminations means. In somewhat better news, the H-1B FY …

Global Immigration Update April 2020 — Covid 19

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COVID-19 has wrought havoc on the immigration systems of virtually every country in the world. We are committed to making sure our clients and friends have the most detailed information available to them so that they can make the most informed decisions. We also provide you up to the minute information through our Twitter feed, Facebook, our blog, and our …

Immigration News and Updates for Mid-March 2020

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We have been bringing you regular updates on the goings-on with Immigration and COVID-19 for the last couple of weeks. This is our in-depth newsletter about some of the actual Immigration news (because changes in this area literally never stop), along with some new COVID-19 Immigration related news. Read the details below. We will keep you alerted to all of …

ICE Changes the I-9 Compliance Process during the COVID-19 Crisis

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DHS, through ICE, has just announced changes to the required in-person inspection of documents required for the Form I-9 when hiring an employee. In addition, any employer currently under an audit notice by ICE is being given 60 additional days to respond to that audit. Here are the details from the ICE announcement. I-9 Verification Changes Due to precautions being …

COVID-19 Negatively Affects US Travel and Immigration Processes

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In a haphazard manner over the last few days, the US Government’s immigration components, USCIS, ICE, CBP, the Immigration Courts, and the Department of State have implemented a flurry of policies that have caused disruptions in inbound U.S. travel and caused monumental confusion for those awaiting interviews at USCIS, seeking relief from deportation, and trying get visa stamps. It is …

Navigating COVID-19 at Kuck Baxter Immigration

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As our Firm closely monitors the corona-virus (COVID-19) outbreak, we wanted to provide an update on our operational changes and policies at the firm. The health and well-being of our staff and clients are of the utmost priority, so we are taking precautionary steps to protect everyone as we head into unknown territory. Our thoughts go out to anyone who …