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COVID-19 Operations Update

Fredrikson & Byron has plans in place to be able to continue to serve our clients as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation escalates.

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Employment-Based Cases Movement

On September 24, 2020, the Department of State released the October 2020 Visa Bulletin, which shows major movement in employment-based cases.

DV-2020 Applicants Cannot Be Denied Under COVID-19 Guidance

The government must undertake “good-faith efforts” to expeditiously process and adjudicate DV-2020 diversity visa and derivative beneficiary applications and issue or reissue diversity and derivative beneficiary visas to eligible applicants by September 30, 2020.

Ninth Circuit Rules President Can End TPS

TPS beneficiaries from Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan could be required to leave the United States (or find another legal way to stay) by March 2021.