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November 12, 2021
Policy Alert
Employment Authorization for Certain H-4, E, and L Nonimmigrant Dependent Spouses

PurposeU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address automatic extension of employment authorization for certain H-4, E, and L nonimmigrant dependent spouses. USCIS is also rescinding the 2002 Legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service memorandum entitled, “Guidance on Employment Authorization for E and L Nonimmigrant Spouses, and […]

Safely Resuming Travel by Vaccine Requirement and Rescission of Travel Restrictions on Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom

Last Updated: November 9, 2021 On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  This proclamation, which took effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, ended the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, […]

DHS Announces Fee Exemptions, Streamlined Processing for Afghan Nationals as They Resettle in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will exempt filing fees and streamline application processing for Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States for humanitarian reasons on or after July 30, 2021.  These actions will help facilitate their resettlement in the U.S. by streamlining the processing of requests […]


On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation endingtravel bans that restricted the entry of nonimmigrants present inChina, Brazil, India, Iran, South Africa, Ireland, the United Kingdom, andthe Schengen Area.1 The proclamation also created a new rule, effectiveNovember 8, 2021, that requires all adult nonimmigrant travelers enteringthe United States via air travel to be […]