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EB-1C, the Pandemic and U.S. Green Cards, by Lawmaks

EB-1C & the Pandemic: Is It Still A Great Option for Foreign Managers and Executives to Obtain U.S. Green Cards? With the current pandemic and the climbing unemployment rates, the U.S. Administration has already taken steps to limit employment-based visas such as H-1’s or EB-3’s where a foreign national would replace an otherwise qualified U.S. […]

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ESTA / VWP Time Extensions Due To COVID-19, by Lawmaks

Around the globe people have been able to travel using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) often referred to as ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).  However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic many travelers are unable to return home. This has serious implications under the strict ESTA guidelines which limits travel time to 90 days. Luckily, there […]

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Effects of Unintended, Lengthy Stay in the United States, by Lawmaks

The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has triggered an array of unpredictable consequences especially for travelers who must worry about maintaining a legal status. With the current cancellation of flights and travel restrictions, many individuals have found themselves wondering how to legally extend their stay in order to remain “in status” of their Visa or ESTA.  […]

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USCIS Reacts to COVID-19 Pandemic, by Lawmaks

USCIS has announced it will be adopting “Flexibility” measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach which extends certain response timelines has been adopted in order to mitigate health concerns associated with COVID-19. USCIS has closed the field offices and Immigrants no longer have the ability to have their interviews or to address their […]

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Latest Travel Ban Issued in April, 2020, by Lawmaks

The Real Purpose & Effect of the Latest Travel Ban Issued in April, 2020 At 11:59 pm, eastern daylight time on April 23, 2020, President Trump’s latest Travel Ban went into effect, substantially limiting entry into the United States. This latest Presidential Proclamation is intended to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 caused by […]