Category: <span>COVID-19</span>

Agency Declarations and Federal Litigation Continue to Reshape U.S. Immigration Policy
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Agency Declarations and Federal Litigation Continue to Reshape U.S. Immigration Policy

The policies and processes associated with U.S. immigration law have changed more frequently and more profoundly in the past four months than in the preceding four years. The past week alone included several developments that directly affect the administration of U.S. immigration law. Rescission of New Restrictions for Foreign Students On July 14, 2020, The...

Trumps Limits Immigration to the U.S. by Presidential Proclamation
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Trumps Limits Immigration to the U.S. by Presidential Proclamation

At one minute before midnight on April 23, 2020, a new Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants to the United States will become effective. There are several notable exceptions to the broad suspension of immigration announced in the Proclamation. Many of the exceptions appear to bear little relationship to the stated objective of aiding U.S....

Trump Suspends Immigration to the U.S.
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Trump Suspends Immigration to the U.S.

Late on April 20, 2020, President Trump posted a tweet announcing he was suspending immigration to the U.S. in an effort to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Chaos ensued among foreign workers in the U.S. and companies utilizing the skills of those workers. This illustrates the primary problem with governing by tweet....

The CARES Act Summary
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The CARES Act Summary

Relief Available for Businesses and Individuals The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the Act) became law on March 27, 2020. The estimated $2+ trillion and 880-page legislation includes public health spending, immediate cash relief for citizens, a lending program for small businesses and targeted relief for hard-hit industries. A brief summary of the...

Statement of the Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce on COVID-19-Related Border Issues
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Statement of the Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce on COVID-19-Related Border Issues

On March 18, the Governments of Canada and the United States both agreed that the 8,891 kilometre (5,500 mile) border between the two countries would be closed to all but commercial and other essential traffic.  For both countries, this is an extraordinary and unprecedented measure. Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, who also led Canada’s...