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US President Biden reversing more Trump Administration actions on immigration

Published on: Mar 17, 2021, Last Edited: Mar 17, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Restrictions, USA Immigration

When he was still US President, Donald Trump suspended the issuing of Green Cards until the end of 2021. The reason he gave for this decision was that it would help to protect American citizens in the job market during the Covid-19 pandemic. When the order was about to expire, he issued an extension order for another three months. When his successor, Joe Biden, became US President he decided…

President Biden increases the visa rights of migrant workers

Published on: Feb 11, 2021, Last Edited: Feb 11, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Immigration

New immigration legislation introduced by President Joe Biden looks set to boost the numbers of foreign workers in the United States and allow them to gain a Green Card at a later date. It could also eventually allow the estimated ten to twelve immigrants living in the States without documents to become citizens. Biden's proposals will also accelerate the process of granting Green Cards to the "Dreamers"…

President Joe Biden to reverse travel orders set by former Trump Administration

Published on: Jan 21, 2021, Last Edited: Jan 21, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, USA Visa Restrictions, COVID-19

In his last days in office, outgoing President Donald Trump lifted some of the COVID-19 related restrictions on incoming travel from the European Schengen area, the UK, Brazil, and Ireland, to come into effect on January 26th. Incoming President Biden has promised to reverse this decision. Easing travel restrictions on Schengen, UK, Irish and Brazilian travelers Trump issued an…

Extension of Trump Administration's Visa Ban

Published on: Jan 08, 2021, Last Edited: Jan 08, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, Travel Restrictions

In the last days of his presidency, Donald Trump has extended the visa ban, suspending legal entry into the USA. How will this move affect visa applicants, American businesses, academic institutions, and hospitals? Previous visa bans The previous presidential proclamation 10014 called a halt to most immigrant visa applications (the visa categories that eventually lead to Green…

December 2020 U.S. Visa and Immigration Updates

Published on: Dec 27, 2020, Last Edited: Dec 27, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, USA Visa Restrictions, USA Immigration

Will the US suspend flights from the UK? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create havoc worldwide, the United States government is considering whether to ban entry to travelers from the United Kingdom, where a new mutation of the virus is spreading rapidly. A large number of countries have suspended travel from the United Kingdom while scientists investigate the significance…

Visa Restrictions on Chinese Journalists and Nigeria Exclusion from Green Card Lottery

Published on: Nov 03, 2020, Last Edited: Nov 03, 2020 | Tags: USA Visa Restrictions, Green Card

China vows to protect the rights of Chinese journalists based on the United States At a time of heightening tensions between the United States and the People's Republic of China, the United States has delayed renewing Chinese reporters' visas. Now, the Chinese government has vowed to protect the interests and rights of Chinese journalists. At a news conference, Wang Wenbin, the…

International students hit by US visa changes

Published on: Sep 16, 2020, Last Edited: Sep 16, 2020 | Tags: USA Visa Fees, USA Visa Requirements

US revoking more visas of Chinese students The relationship between the United States and China continues to evolve when it comes to U.S. visas and immigration. Since June 2020, the United States government has been targeting Chinese nationals who they believe have links to the Chinese military. Under the new changes, the US State Department has revoked the visas of over 1000 Chinese graduate…

Traveling to the U.S. while pregnant

Published on: Aug 17, 2020, Last Edited: Aug 19, 2020 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Visa Restrictions, USA Immigration

New visa restrictions make it harder for pregnant women to enter the United States The Trump Administration has been critical of foreign nationals traveling to the United States during pregnancy to gain “birth right citizenship” for their child. According to figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10,000 babies were born in the United States to foreign nationals…

Exceptions to the Presidential Proclamation of June 22nd 2020

Published on: Jul 28, 2020, Last Edited: Jul 28, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, USA Visa Restrictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping the world, President Trump signed proclamations 10014 and 10052 in June this year. These changes to immigration law temporarily suspended the right of entry to the US for both immigrants and non-immigrants. They were implemented because immigrant workers are seen as a risk to the recovery of the US labor market. The suspension applies specifically to…

SEVP announces temporary exemptions for foreign students in the US

Published on: Jul 10, 2020, Last Edited: Jul 10, 2020 | Tags: USA Visa Requirements, USA Immigration

SEVP, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, has announced changes to the temporary exemptions for foreign students in the US who may be taking classes online during the fall semester. DHS (the Department of Homeland Security) is planning to publish the modifications as a Temporary Final Rule. Non-immigrant students have been able to pursue academic coursework with an F-1 visa while students…

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