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Presidential Proclamation 10199 Bans Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants Present in India 1280 905 Barbara Stone

Presidential Proclamation 10199 Bans Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants Present in India

In light of the surging COVID-19 infections in India, President Biden has authorized a travel ban for certain nonimmigrants present in India. Specifically, beginning May 4, 2021, the entry of nonimmigrants who have been present in India during the 14 days preceding their entry to the United States is prohibited under Presidential Proclamation 10199, “Suspension…

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President Biden Revokes COVID-19 Related Immigrant Visa Ban But Leaves in Place Other Travel Bans 849 565 Barbara Stone

President Biden Revokes COVID-19 Related Immigrant Visa Ban But Leaves in Place Other Travel Bans

On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued an order revoking Presidential Proclamation 10014, which had banned the issuance of immigrant visas to most foreign nationals. Former President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 10014 on April 22, 2020 during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. It prevented the entry into the United States of individuals with…

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Federal Court Blocks USCIS Fee Increase 1920 1440 Taiyyeba Safri Skomra

Federal Court Blocks USCIS Fee Increase

The federal courts step in again to halt the executive branch from harming the interests of immigrants and organizations that serve them. Eight non-profit organizations[1] dedicated to serving immigrants sued to stop the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) from increasing its filing fees for immigration benefits. Today, September 29, 2020, Judge White of U.S. District…

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USCIS Announces Filing Fee Increase Effective October 2, 2020 1000 559 SGG Immigration

USCIS Announces Filing Fee Increase Effective October 2, 2020

On July 31, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced that USCIS filing fees will change as of October 2, 2020. Overall, the fees will increase by a weighted average of 20% since the last increase in 2016. However, several applications and petitions will become much more expensive. Here are some of the most significant…

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DACA Survives Supreme Court 1920 1440 Taiyyeba Safri Skomra

DACA Survives Supreme Court

SGG celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California. The Court held that DHS violated the Administrative Procedures Act when it rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA. Since 2012, the DACA program has allowed over 700,000 previously undocumented immigrants to obtain reprieves from the threat…

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Presidential Order Temporarily Suspending U.S. Immigration 849 565 Susan Pilcher

Presidential Order Temporarily Suspending U.S. Immigration

Citing the need to preserve job opportunities for U.S. workers, President Trump signed an executive order (“EO”) banning the entry as new immigrants of certain foreign nationals for a 60-day period, effective just prior to midnight on April 23, 2020. Those who are subject to the ban will not be issued visas or admitted to…

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Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez Is Now Operating Remotely 244 302 SGG Immigration

Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez Is Now Operating Remotely

Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez attorneys and support staff are operating remotely; our offices are closed to the public. This will not impact our ability to provide complete and timely service to our clients. You can reach SGG via our main line  (213) 627-8997. If you would like to connect with a specific attorney, please dial…

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