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CBP Continues Vaccination Requirements at U.S. Borders With Canada, Mexico

May 13, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request.

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Foreign Student Measures Announced: Extension of SEVP Guidance, and Relief for Nonimmigrant Student Citizens of Sudan and Ukraine

May 13, 2022

Several measures related to foreign students were announced.

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‘Jumpstart Act’ to Recapture Unused Visas Introduced in House

May 13, 2022

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced H.R. 7374, the “Jumpstart our Legal Immigration System Act.”

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District Court Vacates Final Rule on Non-Range H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rate Methodology

May 13, 2022

In United Farm Workers v. DOL a federal district court vacated a 2020 final rule, “Adverse Effect Wage Rate Methodology for the Temporary Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in Non-Range Occupations in the United States,” remanding it to the Department of Labor for further rulemaking consistent with the court’s order.

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‘Risk-Based’ Approach for Conditional Permanent Resident Interviews Implemented

May 13, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is adopting a “risk-based” approach when waiving interviews for certain conditional permanent residents who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status.

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Less Than Meets the Eye: SCOTUS Holds Tax Court Petition Deadline Not Jurisdictional

May 4, 2022

Under IRC § 6330, a taxpayer is entitled to a “collection due process” (CDP) hearing before the IRS Appeals Office can take any enforced collection action.

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Where Will It Rain? Project Opportunities Created by the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

April 29, 2022

Savvy contractors can position themselves to win future projects by defining which types of funded projects are most likely to offer contracting opportunities and then following the flow of federal money into those projects.

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‘Jumpstart Act’ to Recapture Unused Visas Introduced in House

April 25, 2022

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced the “Jumpstart our Legal Immigration System Act,” a bill that would recapture approximately 400,000 family- and employment-based visas, create an accelerated path to adjustment of status for those already in the United States, and provide additional funds to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to improve visa processing.

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‘Risk-Based’ Approach for Conditional Permanent Resident Interviews Implemented

April 25, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is adopting a “risk-based” approach when waiving interviews for certain conditional permanent residents who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status.

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Backlog Relief Actions, Expansion of Premium Processing, Relief for Work Permit Holders Announced

April 25, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a “trio” of efforts, including setting new agency-wide backlog reduction goals, expanding premium processing, and working to improve timely access to employment authorization documents.

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