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President Trump Expands Ban on Employment Visas and Extends Previous Executive Order

On Monday, the Trump administration announced it is suspending some categories of employment visas for foreign workers. The ban is effective June 24, 2020, and it remains in effect through December 31, 2020. The president’s executive order suspends the entry of foreign nationals and their family members currently without issued U.S. employment visas who are […]

U.S. Executive Order Ceases Immigration for Many Applicants During COVID-19 Crisis

It was announced this week that the president of the United States has signed an executive order that temporarily suspends the issuance of green cards to U.S. immigration candidates. The current ban, which expires in 60 days, only covers applicants who would be coming from outside the United States. More specifically, it blocks anybody from […]

USCIS Provides Updated Response to COVID-19 Crisis

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that all offices will remain closed through May 3, 2020, or until further notice. Therefore, please note the following impacts: All scheduled in-person appointments, hearings, and interviews during this time are automatically canceled. USCIS will automatically reschedule all canceled appointments by mailing new appointment notices to […]

Immigration Services and COVID-19 – Continuing to Assist Legal Needs of Our New and Existing Clients

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, including the closings of businesses, schools, and government offices and courts around the country, the immigration department at Widerman Malek remains open and will continue to provide legal representation for most types of U.S. immigration cases. What You Need to Know During the Crisis: Safety – For the […]

EB-5 News: Double or Nothing for Foreign Investors

USCIS recently raised the stakes for foreigner investors hoping to gain permanent residence status in the United States through the EB-5 program with a new rule announcement. Starting November 21, 2019, foreign applicants to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program will be required to invest $900,000 in a “targeted employment area” (TEA), a sharp increase from […]

The 2021 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Is Ready For Applications – Are You?

The Department of State (DOS) will be taking applications for the 2021 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program beginning 12:00 pm (ET) on October 2, 2019, and will continue until 12:00 pm (ET) on November 5, 2019.  According to the DOS, 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available this year. If you are seeking a Diversity Visa […]

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