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Jan 28, 2019

State Department Issues Urgent Warning for Americans Traveling to Venezuela

Following the Trump Administration’s recognition of Juan Guaidó as the rightful leader of Venezuela, the State Department issued an urgent travel advisory to all Americans who are in Venezuela or plan to travel to Venezuela, warning that the “U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. » Read More

Dec 26, 2018

Government Shutdown Impact on Immigration

Norris McLaughlin’s Immigration Group notes the impact of the partial government shutdown on the U.S. Immigration System as follows:

Form I-9 and E-Verify

E-Verify expired as a result of the government shutdown.  Employers will not have access to E-Verify to initiate new employee verifications, resolve non-confirmations, and verify employment authorization.  » Read More

Jul 11, 2017

Report Commissioned by Rex Tillerson Recommends Homeland Security Assume Control of Issuing U.S. Visas

In a report commissioned by Department of State Secretary Rex Tillerson, Insigniam Holding, an international management consulting firm, recommended that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) take over control of evaluating and issuing U.S. visas.  The Department of State currently has jurisdiction over U.S. » Read More

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