U.S. CONSULAR POST UPDATE: TEMPORARY WAIVER OF IN-PERSON INTERVIEW FOR A NONIMMIGRANT VISA IN THE SAME CLASSIFICATION

On August 25, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within...
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USCIS “NOT” TO APPLY NEWLY IMPLEMENTED PUBLIC CHARGE RULE DURING COVID-19 NATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

On July 29, 2020,  the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) in State of New York, et al. v. DHS, et al. and Make the Road NY et al. v. Cuccinelli, et al. enjoined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective t...
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