President Trump has issued an “Executive Order on Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers”. The Executive Order (“EO”) seeks to review the federal contracting and hiring practices in relation of use of foreign workers in the U.S. and abroad in government contracting and subcontracting. EO lays the policy objective
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On July 24, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that nonimmigrant students and schools certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) should abide by SEVP guidance originally issued in March 2020, which allowed some distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the public health emergency
July 24, 2020. Immigrant visas are limited to the validity of the medical examination for a maximum of six months. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved a one-month extension for medical examinations conducted between January 1, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If you were unable to travel on your issued visa or obtained
[Updated July 24, 2020]. Good news! In response to Harvard/ MIT lawsuit, government has agreed to rescind SEVP’s July 6, 2020 policy which had proposed to limit online study from the fall semester by intl students in the U.S. and the incoming students would not have been able to come to study in the U.S.
President Trump has issued the Executive Order temporarily suspending the entry of nonimmigrant workers (H-1B, L-1, J-1, H-2B and their dependents) who are outside the U.S. without a valid visa. The suspension will last until December 31, 2020 and it may continue if the Administration finds it ‘necessary’. This Order also extended the April 22, 2020 Executive Order
June 24, 2020. President Trump has issued the Executive Order temporarily suspending the entry of nonimmigrant workers (H-1B, H-2B, L-1, certain J-1 and their dependents) who are outside the U.S. and do not have valid visa at the time of this Order. The suspension will last until December 31, 2020 and may continue as Administration
USCIS has issued a Policy Memo rescinding two policy memoranda (ITServe Settlement Policy Memo, June 17, 2020) regarding the adjudication of certain petitions for H-1B nonimmigrant classification. See memo here on USCIS website. Background USCIS has rescinded the following policy memoranda and has issued updated policy guidance in their place: Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication
There have been false rumors that the Trump Administration is going to propose a restriction on F-1, H-1, L-1 and others to enter the U.S. and may terminate OPT/STEM programs. These are just baseless rumors. As a legal matter, the administration CANNOT suspend or cancel OPT/STEM without changing immigration regulations which can take about half
Trump administration suspends the entry Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers (graduate level in F and J visa, undergrads are not affected) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This restriction is narrow but the practical impact is going to be felt by others and those already in the U.S. too. Those studying or conducting
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions from Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) stakeholders about the impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) on SEVP-certified schools and F and M students. Note: SEVP continues to actively monitor COVID-19 and provide up-to-date information to stakeholders, including designated school officials (DSOs) and F and M students.