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MPP Hearings May Resume on July 20

The DOJ and DHS anticipate resuming MPP hearings on July 20, 2020.

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Public Charge and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In this article, we will briefly examine the effect of accepting unemployment benefits or testing, screening, or treatment of illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) on public charge determinations.

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Exemption for Certain Athletes from Coronavirus Entry Restrictions

On May 22, 2020, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, created a special exemption for certain professional athletes and other personnel from several Presidential Proclamations restricting entry due to the threat of the novel coronavirus.

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New Edition of Form I-129CW

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is publishing the new edition of its Form I-129CW, Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Worker, on June 18, 2020.

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Four New Assistant Chief Immigration Judges (May 2020)

On May 22, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of four new assistant chief immigration judges.

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David H. Wetmore Appointed Chairman of the BIA

On May 29, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of David H. Wetmore as the chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

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USCIS Resuming Premium Processing In Phases Beginning June 1

On May 29, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the next month.

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Online EOIR Automated Case Information Application Now Available

The EOIR unveiled an online automated case information application. It works similarly to the EOIR’s automated case information telephone hotline.

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Flexibility for H2B Petitioners to Support the U.S. Food Supply Chain

On May 12, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had published a temporary final rule to change certain H2B requirements to help support the U.S. food-supply chain.

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