On July 18, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19. On March 19, due to precautions implemented by employers and employees associated with COVID-19, DHS announced that it […]

The Department of State has released the July 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within […]

7月6日,国土安全部发布通知,在今年秋季学期,如果留学生完全上网课,将无法保持在美合法学生身份,也无法获得学生签证以及入境许可。[i] 新闻一出,留学生顿时懵了,学校只开网课,但是上网课无法保持合法身份,这是要把大家逼死的节奏吗? 孟小洁律师提醒大家,各位同学先不要过于惊慌,也先别急着看机票担心机票[…]

The Department of State has released the June 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within the U.S. […]

6月22日,川普总统签发了第二轮移民禁令,除了延长上一轮移民禁令到年底(2020年12月31日)以外,还针对了一部分工作签证的人。 在行政命令发布后,宋和孟律师事务所接到了大家的大量询问。首先,澄清一个概念,这次的禁令,禁的是国务院通过领事馆签发的“签证”(visa),不是向移民局递交的“申请”(p[…]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in the following phases over the next month: June 1, 2020 – USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 […]

5月29日,川普发布重磅消息,禁止支持“军民融合战略”(military-civil fusion strategy)的中国留学生持F、J签证赴美深造学习。[i] 该规定于2020年6月1日起生效,没有具体结束时间,等到总统撤回才失效。 回想起来,一切都有征兆。4月份的时候,我们都还在笑话美国一名议[…]

The Department of State has released the May 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within […]

开始文章之前,先揭晓答案:川普的移民禁令,对现状几乎零影响。 您可能感觉不信:这总统都推文了,新闻里川普要“暂停移民”都已经传了好几圈了,这还有假?你不会是要骗我继续办移民吧? 首先,不敢骗您。这国际形势下,大家去哪里过随个人心意,只是不要轻易恐慌伤身体。 其次,还在惦记周一推文的话,可能是您还没太[…]

新冠疫情目前在全球蔓延,截止到今天发文时,美国的确诊病例已经超过50万。同时,由于新冠疫情引发的经济震荡也已经初现端倪,美国的失业人口显著增加。根据《财富》杂志最新的估计,失业率已经达到14.7%,仅4月4日一周就有660万人申请失业补助。[i] 与之形成鲜明对比的是,在新冠疫情席卷美国以前,美国的[…]