The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on United States immigration policy, and US employers have struggled to adapt. During this prerecorded live presentation from July 28, 2020, our Chugh, LLP immigration experts provide analysis on the following changes to immigration policy, and what employers can do to adapt:
- Presidential proclamations:
- Which individuals are impacted?
- Which exemptions are available?
- When will the proclamations end?
- National interest entry: Who qualifies?
- Impact on Canadians
- Filing I-130 or I-140 petitions for people outside the US
- August 2020 Employment-Based Visa Bulletin.
- Recission of USCIS Policy Memoranda:
- Employer-employee relationship: Established with just one of the “hire, pay, fire, supervise, or otherwise control the work of” factors.
- Denial of change of status or extension of stay requests after benching.
- What to do about delays in green card and employment authorization document (EAD) production.
- Cancelled policy for F and M student visa holders in fully online classes.
- Extended deadlines for submitting responses to requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices.
- Remote Form I-9 verification for employers working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Closures of the US-Mexico and US-Canada land and ferry borders.