Category: Immigration

CTCC Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)  Statement
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CTCC Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Statement

On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced modifications to Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a condition for maintaining F-1 or M-1 status, a foreign student may take a limited number of online courses. This...

Entry to the U.S. is Suspended for Most Immigrants and Nonimmigrants
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Entry to the U.S. is Suspended for Most Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

On June 22, 2020 the President issued a new Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens to the United States.  The ostensible purpose of the suspension of entry of certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants is to protect U.S. workers from competition during the current period of high unemployment. The proclamation both extends a previous suspension of...

Considerations for Nonimmigrant Workers Traveling Internationally
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Considerations for Nonimmigrant Workers Traveling Internationally

There are several considerations that should be evaluated by any nonimmigrant worker prior to planning travel outside the United States with the intention of returning to resume temporary employment. Travel restrictions, inaccessible consulates and the practicality of finding flights together make international travel uniquely challenging at this time. In addition, it is likely that 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....

Updated Travel Restrictions Between the U.S. and Canada
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Updated Travel Restrictions Between the U.S. and Canada

Effective March 18, 2020, certain travel restrictions were introduced between the United States and Canada in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19. The restrictions announced include certain exceptions for persons crossing the border for commercial, trade and health-related reasons. Leisure travel between Canada and the United States currently is prohibited. The...