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Supreme Court Issues LPR Stop-Time Rule Decision in Barton v. Barr

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States published its decision in Barton v. Barr, a stop-time rule case in the context of cancellation of removal for certain lawful permanent residents.

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USCIS Guidance for COS and VWP Entrants During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

On April 13, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published informal guidance regarding certain immigration services during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We will go through some of the highlights of the guidance in this post.

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Emergency Visa Services for Medical Professionals During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published a short update regarding emergency visa services for those seeking to enter the United States as immigrants or nonimmigrants as medical professionals.

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In-Person USCIS Services Remain Suspended Thru May 4, 2020, Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers on March 18, 2020, due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On April 1, 2020, the USCIS announced that it plans to begin reopening its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers on May 4, 2020.

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USCIS Provides RFE and NOID Extensions Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will give certain petitioners more time to respond to requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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Important Win for Grinberg & Segal in Immigration Case Involving a Courts Martial Conviction

On March 24, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit certified its decision in Persad v. Barr, 17-661. Our office represented the petitioner, Mr. Dasrath D. Persad, in his appeal of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) finding that his unitary sentence based on convictions for four separate offenses by a military court-martial in 1992 was categorically an aggravated felony theft offense under INA 101(a)(43)(G). I (Alexander J. Segal) presented oral arguments on behalf of Mr. Persad before a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit on October 16, 2018.

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DOS Suspends Routine Visa Services Due to Coronavirus

On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) suspended routine visa services due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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USCIS Temporarily Accepting Forms With Reproduced Signatures Due to Coronavirus

On March 20, 2020, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond.

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USCIS Suspends Public Access to Offices Due to Coronavirus

On March 17, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers (ASCs) due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The suspension will be effective at least until April 1, 2020.

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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing Due to Coronavirus

On March 20, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended the premium processing service for all Form I-129 and Form I-140 visa petitions due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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