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Global Immigration Updates and Mobility Summary

DHS new biometrics proposal

The Department of Homeland Security is proposing a new regulation to expand the biometric requisite to more immigration processes and give the administration more flexibility to deal with the increase in needs.

Update from U.S Embassy in Madrid:

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid announced this morning a phased reopening starting July 20 of some of their visa services as well as the limited possibility to make visa appointments for those applicants who qualify for an exception to the COVID-19 Presidential Proclamations with imminent travel necessities.

USA: Immigration Proclamation

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain public health measures necessary to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The overall unemployment rate in the United States nearly quadrupled between February and May of 2020 — producing some of the most extreme unemployment ever recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Update for EMS Clients on ESTA status

We have recently had several inquiries regarding clients that are in the United States in ESTA status, approaching their 90 day stay, and are unable to return to their home country due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

USA IMMIGRATION CHANGES & UPDATES DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Despite the current crisis, our immigration practice is fully operational and we are open for business and stand ready to assist you with any immigration needs or questions you may have. We are however, discouraging in-person meetings; instead, as always, we will be happy to consult with you via telephone, SKYPE, ZOOM, WhatsApp, or a platform of your choice. In addition, our case management system is fully electronic and online and it allows you to upload documents we might require. You already know that immigration law has been a moving target for years and the current world-wide health crisis has only added to the many uncertainties. We are in constant contact with our immigration government agencies, please find below the current status is it stands today.

No Visas in Brazil during Rio 2016 Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil.- Foreigners who visit Brazil during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will not need a visa to enter the country, according to a law approved by Congress seeking to encourage tourism during the event. The law, which has already passed...

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