Author: Janice Flynn

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On February 18, 2021, Representative Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 in the House (see US Citizenship Act House Bill 16 Feb 21) “to provide an earned path to citizenship, to address the root causes...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The H-1B cap for the 2021 fiscal year has been met. This comes on the heels of the opening of the H-1B registration period for the 2022 fiscal year starting on March 9, 2021. Announcement from the USCIS: "USCIS has...

US COVID travel bans likely still in place for those in UK, Ireland, Schengen area, and Brazil.   President Biden signed the Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel on 21st January 2021. This order directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services...

US Visa and Entry Issues - How Do Trump's Proclamations Effect You? 2020 can best be described as a roller coaster year in terms of US entry and visas. This post presents the Presidential proclamations the US President has signed since the COVID-19 crisis began and...

In a massive turnaround, the US Citizenship & Immigration Services canceled the furlough of 13,000 of its staff. The US Citizenship & Immigration Services ("USCIS"), the agency responsible for issuing US visa and nationality benefits, has had recent financial troubles that lead the threat of forced...

April 22nd Executive Order Updated on June 22nd, 2020 Initially, Trump issued an Executive Order on April 22, 2020, entitled "Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak" which barred certain immigrants, mainly...

Observance of Junteenth - Why Now? Our firm is made up of American lawyers and so our hearts are with what is happening in the United States. For this reason, we are observing the Juneteenth holiday to recognize what has happened, to reflect on that we...