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USCIS to Abide by Previous Filing Fee Amounts Under Preliminary Injunction

February 10, 2021

USCIS will continue to abide by previous filing fee amounts because of two preliminary injunctions.

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February Visa Bulletin Announces Green Card Projections for the Coming Months

February 10, 2021

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for February 2021 included information on potential monthly movement for employment-based green card categories through May.

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Judge Rules STEM OPT Program Lawful

February 10, 2021

The order means that both the 12-month OPT and STEM OPT extension programs are lawful.

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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

February 10, 2021

USCIS is extending the flexibilities it initially announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners and requestors responding to certain agency requests.

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Biden Administration Withdraws Proposed H-4 EAD Rescission Rule from OMB Review

February 10, 2021

About 100,000 H-4 EAD holders (spouses of H-1B workers who are mostly women from India) are affected, along with their employers.

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ICE Extends I-9 Compliance Flexibility

February 10, 2021

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.

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ICE Cancels Plans for OPT Employment Compliance Unit

February 10, 2021

The agency determined that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program already addressed many of the same responsibilities.

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President Biden Signs Proclamation Continuing Suspension of Entry for Certain Travelers, Adding South Africa; DOS Provides Related Info

February 10, 2021

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.

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DOS Announces Reconsideration of Visa Denials Based on Travel Bans

February 10, 2021

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.

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President Biden Orders COVID-19 Related Public Health Measures for Domestic and International Travelers

February 10, 2021

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.

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