Katie Desmond has extensive experience providing strategic immigration guidance to companies of various sizes, ranging from Fortune 500s to startups. Katie is well versed in preparing non-immigrant and immigrant petitions and finding creative solutions to complex immigration matters. Katie advises on immigration compliance issues and provides training and presentations for HR/Global Mobility partners, recruiters and hiring managers. Katie works with HR/Global Mobility teams to create company-wide immigration policies.
Insights by Katie W. Desmond
On March 18, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would update the USCIS Policy Manual to address acceptable evidence of work authorization for E and L nonimmigrant spouses. The updates, provided in response to the settlement agreement reached in the class action Shergill v. Mayorkas, also address Forms I-94 issued by USCIS prior to January 31, 2022.
Biden Administration Reinstates COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for Europe and Brazil, Adds Restrictions for South Africa
On January 25, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. issued a proclamation reinstating COVID-19 entry restrictions for travelers from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area of Europe. The proclamation also adds South Africa to the list of countries subject to travel restrictions.