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Biden Administration to Ease Travel Restrictions at Canada and Mexico Land-Border

Updated Oct. 15, 2021: The White House Assistant Press Secretary has tweeted that the date for this opening/easing of restrictions is set for November 8th, 2021. The Biden Administration has announced that it intends to relax Covid-19 travel restrictions on land-border crossings from Canada and Mexico beginning in November of this year.  As a part […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the State Department’s announcement regarding changes in the vaccination requirements for immigrants and certain nonimmigrants; the registration period beginning for the Diversity Visa 2023 program; the State Department’s update on plans for complying with recent Diversity Visa court orders, and more. State Dept. Announces Changes in Vaccination Requirements […]

How has COVID changed the global migration landscape?

A once-in-a-century pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt and upended daily life. Freedom of mobility was put on pause as travel restrictions, lockdowns and border shutdowns became the new norm. All industries worldwide were impacted. In the global residency and citizenship by investment industry, the pandemic had a slightly unexpected impact among investors and entrepreneurs. The […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find information on how the resolution that avoided a government shutdown contained provisions to aid Afghans, a judge ordered the Biden administration to hold thousands of diversity visas past expiration, how the DHS proposed a new DACA rule, and more. Continuing Resolution to Fund Government Until December 3 Includes Provisions to Aid […]

WR Immigration to Present at WERC’s GWS Immigration Industry Update Panel

The Worldwide Employee Relocation Real Estate Advisory Council (WERC) has requested that WR Immigration join their “Industry Vertical – Immigration,” a panel that gathers senior leaders from the immigration sector to learn insights on where the industry is currently and what to expect for the future, at the upcoming WERC Global Workforce Symposium 2021. WR […]

Workplace Immigration: Tips for Onboarding New H-1B Cap Employees

Employers can start onboarding new FY2022 H-1B employees effective October 1st.  Here are some WR Immigration’s tips for onboarding new H-1B employees. Start by completing Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification form. Section 1 must be completed on day one of employment, and section 2, the employer verification portion, must be completed within three days […]

Update on the EB-5 Regional Center Program

September 2021 will come and go without a reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, leaving over 85,000 foreign nationals in immigration limbo after investing a minimum of $500,000 into the U.S. economy.  Since the program lapsed on June 30, 2021, the EB-5 Industry has made efforts to spare current EB-5 Regional Center investors the […]

HR’s Crucial Role in Life Sciences IPOs

Much attention has been given to venture investments in New England life sciences companies. Private funding is creating an incredible lift for lab space, office space, hiring, and overall innovation. IPOs, however, deserve as much recognition. Larger and fast-growing companies are heading for the Street, with nearly 50 U.S. biotech companies filing to go public in the […]

Tips for Travelers and Foreign Workers Seeking U.S. Visa Appointments

Slowly, U.S. embassies and consulates abroad are working toward resumption of routine visa services as local conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic improve. With opportunities to secure visa appointments increasing, applicants should consider these tips when seeking visa appointments. The availability of consular services varies from post to post. While many consular posts are beginning to […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about Biden’s new vaccine policy for international travelers, CBP announcing an extension of temporary restrictions on travelers crossing U.S. land borders, how the EB-5 Regional Center program’s lapse is stranding investors, and more. Biden Admin Announces New Policy: Vaccines, Testing Required for International Travelers to United States The Biden administration announced […]

White House: All Foreign Nationals Flying to the U.S. Required to be Vaccinated – Some Regional COVID Travel Bans to be Waived

The White House announced on September 20, 2021, that all foreign nationals will be required to show proof of full COVID vaccination to board a flight to the United States. Some exceptions may apply to children, COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial participants, and individuals traveling for important reasons who lack access to a vaccine in a […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the Senate parliamentarian’s rejection of inclusion of immigration language in $3.5 trillion bill, a district court vacating the H-1B lottery wage-based final rule, the State Department announcing a tiered triage of immigrant visa applications at U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and more. Senate Parliamentarian Rejects Inclusion of Immigration Language in $3.5 […]