Client Alert: Temporary Policy for Form I-9 List B Documents

  FORM I-9 ANNOUNCEMENT COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents Dear Valued Clients: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing a temporary policy regarding expired “List B” identity documents used to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification due to the circumstances that many areas are experiencing a stay-at-home orders due …

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Client Alert: United States – Canada Border Closure Extension Creates Uncertainty But Spares Visa Holders

May 21, 2020 Dear Valued Clients: The United States-Canadian Border closure to non-essential travel, first issued on March 21, 2020, has been extended thirty days, to June 21, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In an attempt to avoid cutting off trade, the travel ban allows for “Essential Travel” for work and transport of goods. “Essential …

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Client Alert: Potential Use of a Writ of Mandamus for Form I-526, I-829 or I-924

May 11, 2020 Dear Valued Clients, The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has posted the long-awaited Form I-526 data for Q1 of Fiscal Year 2020. As such, USCIS only adjudicated 455 cases (383 approvals and 72 denials) between October to December 2019. Kindly see below the published adjudication statistics for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition …

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