U.S. immigration offices across the country will temporarily close to the public as a result of the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The move by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which will postpone naturalization ceremonies and citizenship and asylum interviews, among other functions, represents the biggest impact to the immigration system…

ICE notes that as of 3/13/20, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in ICE detention facilities and is screening new detainees. ICE has temporarily suspended social visitation but non-contact legal visitations will continue to be permitted.

In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice.  The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to…

We appreciate your trust in the Law Offices of Adan G. Vega and Associates, PLLC. for allowing us to be your legal counsel. As we continue to monitor COVID-19 developments closely, the health and well-being of the communities, our clients, and our staff is of the utmost importance. We have implemented a strategy to limit…

COVID-19

Needless to say, the last few weeks have been very challenging as we grapple with the health, safety and market effects of the COVID-19 virus spread. Our top priority has been to ensure the safety of our employees and clients, and we are responding accordingly. As a business that deals with clientele from around the…

Commencing on Monday, March 2, 2020, DHS is directing all flights carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Islamic Republic of Iran to only land at one of the following airports: • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York; • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois; • San…

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced on February 25, 2020 the addition of an online option for checking immigration court case information. The new service, available in English and Spanish, allows users to receive the most recent information about a case by inputting a unique A-Number. The automated case information hotline at 800-898-7180…

The initial registration for FY 2021 H – 1B cap will run from 12:00 PM EST on March 1, 2020 through 12:00 PM EST on March 20, 2020.

A federal judge on Sunday, March 1, 2020, ruled that Ken Cuccinelli’s appointment to lead the U.S. immigration agency was an unlawful appointment. The asylum directives issued by Cuccinelli that were challenged in the lawsuit lacked authority and will be set aside. The ruling can call into question other directives that were signed by Cuccinelli…

USCIS is accepting CW-1 petitions under the Disaster Recovery Act. Prospective employers must submit an approved temporary labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor and Form I-129CW, Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker, along with a cover sheet stating “CNMI Disaster Recovery Workforce Act Eligible” in large, bold letters, and evidence to show…