Latest developments in US immigration law

October 30, 2019

NP Immigration Blog

Author(s): Jason Gerrol, Courtney H. New, Rachel S. Winkler

Employers are facing an ever-changing and increasingly unpredictable immigration landscape. You can rely on Nixon Peabody to analyze all the latest developments in this active area of law, and deliver the guidance you need on a variety of immigration issues.

Global Entry: How to get it and keep it for faster entry into the United States

Global Entry provides “low-risk” international travelers fast-tracked admission to the United States saving hours in travel time, but membership can be difficult to secure and maintain with little recourse to review a denial or revocation decision.—Rachel S. Winkler

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Bilateral deal between El Salvador and U.S. will extend Temporary Protected Status, but perhaps at a cost

On October 28, 2019, DHS announced a bilateral deal between El Salvador and the U.S. that will extend El Salvador’s TPS designation, but may also represent the Trump administration’s final push to end TPS for El Salvador.—Jason Gerrol

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DHS and DOS public charge rules on hold, for now

Both the DHS and DOS public charge rules would have resulted in a significant increase in the number of foreign nationals ineligible for a U.S. visa or lawful permanent residency. Both rules have been placed on hold, but for how long?—Jason Gerrol

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STEM OPT site visits: What to expect and how to prepare

DHS is now conducting site visits to employer locations where STEM OPT students are employed. Are you ready?—Courtney H. New

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Trump proclamation will suspend entry of uninsured immigrants

Effective November 3, 2019, individuals applying for an immigrant visa abroad will be required to demonstrate they will be covered by approved health insurance, or have the financial resources to pay for health care costs in the U.S.—Jason Gerrol

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