Ogletree Deakins – Immigration Strategies for COVID-19


State Department Issues Guidance on National Interest Exceptions to Proclamations Suspending Entry of Certain Foreign Nationals

USCIS Issues Updated I-9 Guidance Due to Employment Authorization Document Production Delays

Increased Revenues and Cost Cutting Help USCIS Delay Scheduled Furlough

DHS Extends Flexibility in Form I-9 Compliance Through
September 19, 2020

ICE Issues Updated Guidance and Restricts Online Options for New Students for Fall 2020 Semester

U.S. Consulates and Embassies to Begin Phased Resumption of Visa Services

ICE Rescinds Student Visa Policy Requiring In-Person Attendance

ICE Announces Plans to Update Online Study Policies for Nonimmigrant Students for Fall 2020 Semester

Trump Administration’s New Order Extends and Expands Ban on Entry to the United States for Certain Visas

USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for Certain Petitions After Two-Month Suspension

IRS Provides Relief for Nonresident Aliens Affected by COVID-19 Travel Disruptions

USCIS to Resume Public Services for Domestic Offices on June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Immigration Update: U.S. Announces Travel Restrictions for Brazil

DHS Extends Flexibility in I-9 Compliance Rules

USCIS Eases H-1B Requirements for Physicians With J-1 Waivers in Response to COVID-19

Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act: Is Relief On the Way for Physicians and Nurses?

USCIS Temporarily Relaxes I-9 Requirements for State Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards

USCIS Further Extends Notice Deadlines Due to COVID-19

USCIS Field Offices Expected to Reopen Beginning June 4, 2020

USCIS to Consider Second Period of Satisfactory Departure

Trump Administration Suspends Consular Issuance of Immigrant Visas

USCIS Announces FY 2021 H-1B Processing Delays

Immigration Considerations due to COVID-19 for E-1/2, L-1, O-1, TN and F-1 Student workers

CARES Act: Foreign National and Immigrant Eligibility for Paid Leave, Unemployment Benefits, and Stimulus Rebates

USCIS Field Offices Closed to Public Through May 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19, USCIS Extends Notice Deadlines, Will Accept Previously Submitted Biometrics for Employment
Authorization Extensions

ICE Provides Updated Student Guidance in Response to COVID-19

USCIS Extends Field Office Closure to April 7, 2020

H-1B Considerations in Context: COVID-19, Remote Work, Office Closures, Furloughs, and Layoffs

DHS Relaxes I-9 Verification Requirements During COVID-19 National Emergency

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing

USCIS to Accept Electronically Reproduced Signatures in Light of COVID-19

U.S. Department of State Announces Suspension of Visa Services in Most Countries Worldwide

FY 2021 H-1B Cap Season Update: Premium Processing to Be Implemented in Two Phases

CBP Updates Satisfactory Departure Process for Travelers Forced to Remain in the United States Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Immigration Considerations for Coronavirus Response Plans: Key Questions and Answers

DHS Offers Tips for Thwarting Cyber-Scams in the Age of COVID-19