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USCIS will continue to abide by previous filing fee amounts because of two preliminary injunctions.
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for February 2021 included information on potential monthly movement for employment-based green card categories through May.
The order means that both the 12-month OPT and STEM OPT extension programs are lawful.
USCIS is extending the flexibilities it initially announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners and requestors responding to certain agency requests.
About 100,000 H-4 EAD holders (spouses of H-1B workers who are mostly women from India) are affected, along with their employers.
ICE announced an extension of flexibilities in rules related to employment eligibility verification compliance due to continued precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy is extended until March 31, 2021.
The agency determined that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program already addressed many of the same responsibilities.
President Biden Signs Proclamation Continuing Suspension of Entry for Certain Travelers, Adding South Africa; DOS Provides Related Info
President Biden signed a proclamation continuing the suspension of entry of certain travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil, China and Iran, and expanding restrictions to include travelers from South Africa.
The Department of State will undertake a review to ensure that those whose immigrant visa applications were denied because of Trump administration proclamations may have their applications reconsidered.
President Biden Orders COVID-19 Related Public Health Measures for Domestic and International Travelers
Among other things, the order requires a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before boarding a flight to the United States for most travelers.