The disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic reverberate throughout society, but especially when it comes to immigration. Government agencies and courts are not operating normally, law firms are operating remotely and having to manage one of the last areas of law which still lacks electronic filing, clients are caught in a variety of difficult situations. And the problem has become more complicated with layoffs, rising unemployment and a new Executive Order from the President that bars immigrant visa applicants in a variety of green card categories from entering the US.
The developments have been coming so quickly that we decided to create a new blog on our firm’s web site to track the changes. You can find the news at coronavirus-immigration.com.
In firm news, I was pleased to be a guest panelist on a program sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association to brief congressional staffers on the need for emergency immigration fixes for health care workers by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. On April 29, I’m a panelist on another panel covering health care workers being sponsored by the National Association of Counties. Elissa Taub at our firm has been participating in webinars on physician immigration sponsored by PracticeMatch.
The major news of the last few days is the President’s executive order on immigration. I’ve summarized the order and it is included in this issue.
As always, please feel welcome to schedule a consultation with me or one of my colleagues. You can arrange for this by going to www.visalaw.com/consultation.
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