Effective October 1, 2021, the CDC will require all immigrant visa applicants, all K fiancé(e) visa applicants, and nonimmigrant visa applicants who are referred to the panel physicians to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series (one or two doses, depending on the vaccine) and provide documentation of vaccination to the civil surgeon before completion of the immigration medical examination. The CDC requires the COVID-19 vaccine to be approved through either the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All immigrant visa applicants and others
Immigration, Immigration Reform

October 5, 2021

2023 U.S. Visa Lottery to Open

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The U.S. government announced on Friday that registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for Fiscal Year 2023 (DV-2023), popularly known as the visa lottery, will officially start accepting applications on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at noon. The entry period for the immigration program — which will allocate up to 55,000 immigrant visas or green cards in 2023 — will close about a month later, on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at noon. The 2023 Diversity Visa Program
Immigration Reform

August 30, 2021

“Remain in Mexico” Asylum Policy Revival

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The Supreme Court issued an order declining to stop the revival of a prior Administriation’s border policy that requires asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are reviewed by U.S. immigration judges. The high court’s conservative supermajority denied the current Administration’s emergency request to continue the suspension of a federal judge’s order that requires U.S. border officials to reinstate the program. U.S. officials have now been instructed to stop processing and admitting asylum-seekers who
Immigration Reform
Roberson Law, LLC.

July 25, 2021

Progress in Immigration Since January 2021

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The new U.S. Administration has aimed to undo much of the predecessor’s immigration legacy, the blueprint offers new details about how far-reaching the effort will be — not only rolling back the previous U.S. Administrations’ policies but also addressing backlogs and delays that plagued prior presidents. The blueprint, dated May 3 and titled “D.H.S. Plan to Restore Trust in Our Legal Immigration System,” lists scores of initiatives intended to reopen the country to more immigrants,
Immigration, Immigration Reform
Foreign founders have renewed optimism provided by an Obama-era immigration solution known as entrepreneur parole, allowing them to enter the U.S. to actively engage in running their funded high-growth U.S. startups. This immigration parole for entrepreneurs, known as the International Entrepreneur rule, allows up to three foreign co-founders to enter the U.S. to provide significant public benefit to the U.S. through business growth and job creation. The founder parole is expected to garner roughly 3,000
Immigration, Immigration Reform