Legal Articles, Visa

Emergency Visa Services for Medical Professionals During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published a short update regarding emergency visa services for those seeking to enter the United States as immigrants or nonimmigrants as medical professionals.

Supreme Court Issues LPR Stop-Time Rule Decision in Barton v. Barr

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States published its decision in Barton v. Barr, a stop-time rule case in the context of cancellation of removal for certain lawful permanent residents.

Coronavirus News - USCIS Plans to Reopen Offices on or After June 4, 2020

On April 24, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is readying its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers to reopen for in-person services on or after June 4, 2020.

In-Person USCIS Services Remain Suspended Thru May 4, 2020, Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers on March 18, 2020, due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

USCIS Provides RFE and NOID Extensions Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will give certain petitioners more time to respond to requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Important Win for Grinberg & Segal in Immigration Case Involving a Courts Martial Conviction

On March 24, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit certified its decision in Persad v. Barr, 17-661.

DOS Suspends Routine Visa Services Due to Coronavirus

On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) suspended routine visa services due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

USCIS Temporarily Accepting Forms With Reproduced Signatures Due to Coronavirus

On March 20, 2020, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond.

USCIS Suspends Public Access to Offices Due to Coronavirus

On March 17, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers (ASCs) due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The suspension will be effective at least until April 1, 2020.

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing Due to Coronavirus

On March 20, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended the premium processing service for all Form I-129 and Form I-140 visa petitions due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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