State Department Issues Guidance on National Interest Exceptions for Travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom and IrelandCategory: Legal Update
DOS recently released guidance on national interest exceptions for travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom and Ireland. Certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders, academics, students and journalists may qualify for national interest exceptions under related Presidential Proclamations.
A U.S. district court judge ruled in Gomez v. Trump that the Department of State intentionally misinterpreted the Trump administration’s entry ban by not issuing diversity visas.
October Visa Bulletin Shows Major Movement in Employment-Based Cases; USCIS Applies Filing Date Rather Than Final Action Date to Certain Adjustment ApplicationsCategory: Legal Update
USCIS issued guidance the same day stating that the Filing Date, rather than the Final Action Date, applies to employment-based I-485 adjustment of status applications.
ICE Proposes a Fixed Time Period of Admission and Extension-of-Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Students, Exchange Visitors, Foreign Media RepresentativesCategory: Legal Update
ICE proposes to amend its regulations by changing the admission period of F, J and I individuals from duration of status to admission for a fixed time period.
The Department of Labor announced that it is permanently adopting the electronic issuance of PERM labor certifications to employers and their authorized attorneys or agents.
CBP Publishes Notices Extending Travel Restrictions at Land Ports of Entry Between the United States and Canada, MexicoCategory: Legal Update
CBP issued notices extending temporary restrictions on travel of individuals from Canada and Mexico into the United States along land ports of entry at the border. Such travel is limited to “essential travel,” as defined in the notice, effective through October 21, 2020.
The revocations appear to result from President Trump’s proclamation in May 2020 suspending the entry of certain students and researchers from China.
The judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa have appointed Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Bridget R. Penick to its Merit Selection Panel.
As the college’s highest honor, the AAA is conferred upon alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and service to others.
Do employers have any reporting requirements under OSHA with respect to COVID illnesses and death?