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2020

12/29/2020: United States – President Signs COVID-19 Relief Legislation, Tax Provisions Enacted

12/23/2020: United States – Border Restrictions with Canada & Mexico Extended through January 21

12/23/2020: United States – Congress Passes Stimulus Package

12/15/2020: United States – FBAR Deadline Extended for Certain Individuals with Signature Authority

12/11/2020: United States – Immigration Updates: DACA Reinstatement, TPS Extension  

12/04/2020: United States – Court Invalidates DHS and DOL H-1B Program Rules

11/30/2020: United States – Border Restrictions with Canada & Mexico through December 21 

11/25/2020: United States – December 2020 Visa Bulletin

11/17/2020: United States – Department of State Phased Resumption of Certain Visa Services

11/05/2020: United States – Appeals Court Places DHS’ Public Charge Rule Back into Effect

11/02/2020: United States – DHS Proposes Changes to H-1B Lottery Selection Process

11/02/2020: United States –November 2020 Visa Bulletin 

10/22/2020: United States – Legal Challenge Mounted Against New DOL and DHS Rules

10/19/2020: United States – FinCEN Clarifies FBAR Extensions, Filers Have until October 31

10/19/2020: United States – USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee

10/07/2020: United States – New Regulations to Increase Wages and H-1B Requirements

10/07/2020: United States – Limited Injunction Issued on Enforcing June 22 Visa Ban

10/05/2020: United States – Expansion of Premium Processing, Extension of Certain Immigration Programs

10/02/2020: United States - DOL Announces Permanent Issuance of Electronic PERM Labor Certifications  

10/02/2020: United States – Injunction Granted to Block USCIS Fee Changes

10/02/2020: United States – State Department Releases October 2020 Visa Bulletin

09/30/2020: United States – DHS Proposes Eliminating ‘Duration of Status’ Designation

09/28/2020: United States – Plans to Raise H-1B, E-3, H-1B1, and PERM Wage Minimums

09/28/2020: United States – USCIS Resumes Implementing Public Charge Rule

09/25/2020: United States – California: New Developments for Mobile Workers and Their Employers

09/23/2020: United States – Restrictions Extended for Land Borders with Canada and Mexico

09/11/2020: United States – Proposed Rule to Expand Biometrics Collection

09/10/2020: United States – Changes to H-1B Visa Program Anticipated

09/01/2020: United States – New IRS Guidance on Deferral of Payroll Taxes

08/28/2020: United States – USCIS Averts Planned Furloughs Scheduled for August 30

08/25/2020: United States – State Department Releases September 2020 Visa Bulletin

08/21/2020: United States – Border Restrictions with Canada, Mexico Extended Through September 21

08/20/2020: United States – State Department Broadens Exemptions to Entry Ban

08/20/2020: United States – Second H-1B Lottery Conducted for FY2021

08/20/2020: United States – IRS Urges ITIN Early Renewals to Prevent Delays

08/14/2020: United States – New Ruling Narrows Injunctions Blocking Public Charge Rule 

08/11/2020: United States – President Trump Signs Memorandum Deferring Payroll Taxes

08/07/2020: United States – DHS Changes Filing Fees and Premium Processing Timeframe

08/07/2020: United States – Move Aimed at Prioritizing U.S. Workers for Federal Contracts

08/06/2020: United States – Injunctions Granted to Block Public Charge Rules

08/06/2020: United States – Proposal Would Limit State Tax and Withholding for Nonresident Employees

07/31/2020: United States – Interim Changes While DHS Considers Future of DACA Program

07/22/2020: United States – COVID-19: State Department Announces Limited Exemptions on Entry Bans

07/21/2020: United States – Executive Order Ends Preferential Treatment for Hong Kong

07/17/2020: United States – Trump Administration Rescinds Latest F-1 & M-1 Student Directive

07/10/2020: United States – Immigration Agencies Publish Spring 2020 Regulatory Agendas

07/10/2020: United States – New Rules Affect Foreign Students in U.S. Schools

07/07/2020: United States – President Narrows Exemption from June 22 Proclamation

06/23/2020: United States – Presidential Proclamation Further Restricts Entry to the Country

06/22/2020: United States – Supreme Court Blocks Attempt to Terminate DACA Program

06/22/2020: United States – July 2020 Visa Bulletin Released

06/22/2020: United States – Flexibility in Physical Inspection Requirements for Form I-9 Extended

06/17/2020: United States Border Restrictions Extended for 30 Days with Canada, Mexico

06/16/2020: United States – IRS Updates FAQs for Nonresidents Affected by COVID-19 Emergency

06/08/2020: United States – DOL Will Not Extend Certain COVID-19 Accommodations

06/01/2020: United States – New Proclamation Limiting Entry of Certain Chinese Students, Researchers

06/01/2020: United States – USCIS Resumes Premium Processing Service in Phases

06/01/2020: United States – IRS FAQs: Claiming Medical Condition Exception for COVID-19

05/29/2020: United States – Settlement Reached between H1-B IT Employers and USCIS

05/28/2020: United States – USCIS to Resume In-Office Operations June 4

05/27/2020: United States – June 2020 Visa Bulletin Released; USCIS Final Action Announcement

05/27/2020: United States – Travel from Brazil Suspended Starting May 26 Due to COVID-19

05/21/2020: United States – Land Border Restrictions with Canada, Mexico Extended Through June 22

05/08/2020: United States – USCIS Publishes Quarterly Data on Key Temporary Worker Visas

05/07/2020: United States – Injunction Upheld to Block Health-Care Requirement for Immigrants

05/05/2020: United States – USCIS Extends COVID-19 Flexibility on RFEs, NOIDs, Other Responses

05/04/2020: United States – USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

04/30/2020: United States – Emergency Motion Filed to Stop Order to Suspend Immigration

04/28/2020: United States – May 2020 Visa Bulletin Released; USCIS Final Action Announcement

04/27/2020: United States – USCIS Extends Office Closures, Suspends Certain Services Through June 3 

04/27/2020: United States – Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspends Entry for Certain Immigrants

04/23/2020: United States – Border Restrictions with Canada, Mexico Extended Through May 20

04/22/2020: United States – Executive Order Expected to Impact Applicants for Permanent Residence

04/22/2020: United States – COVID-19: Waiver of Sec. 911 Time Requirements Announced

04/22/2020: United States – COVID-19 Relief for Nonresidents Remaining in United States

04/13/2020: United States – Sec. 911 Guidance from IRS for Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Sudan and Venezuela

04/10/2020: United States – Treasury Grants Expanded Payment and Filing Relief

04/08/2020: United States – Summary of Immigration, Travel Changes in Response to COVID-19

04/03/2020: United States – USCIS Completes FY 2021 H-1B Cap Lottery; Petition Filing from April 1

03/30/2020: United States – Changes in USCIS Procedures Resulting from COVID-19

03/27/2020: United States – President Trump Signs CARES Act into Law

03/26/2020: United States – Senate Passes COVID-19 Fiscal Stimulus Bill

03/25/2020: United States – U.S.-Canada Border Closed to Non-Essential Travel

03/24/2020: United States – New IRS FAQs on Federal Tax Filing and Payment Extension

03/23/2020: United States - DHS Defers Physical Inspection Requirements for Form I-9

03/21/2020: United States – UPDATE: Treasury Announces Filing Extension

03/21/2020: United States – President Signs Paid Leave and Benefits Relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03/20/2020: United States – All Taxpayer Assistance Centers Closed

03/20/2020: United States – USCIS Office Closures

03/20/2020: United States – Treasury Announces Filing Extension

03/19/2020: United States - Managing Employer I-9 Requirements and COVID-19

03/19/2020: United States – KPMG Report on Telecommuting and Compensation Concerns during Uncertain Times 

03/18/2020: United States – UPDATE: IRS Announces Tax Payment Extension in Response to COVID-19 Emergency

03/18/2020: United States – Social Security Administration Announces Office Closings in Response to COVID-19 Emergency

03/17/2020: United States - U.S. Embassies and Consulates Suspend Services; USCIS Office Closures 

03/17/2020: United States – IRS Announces Tax Payment Extension in Response to COVID-19 Emergency

03/15/2020: United States - Travel Ban from European Countries to Include U.K. and Ireland

03/12/2020: United States – COVID-19 Emergency Has Treasury Considering Tax Return Filing Delay 

03/12/2020: United States - Travel from EU’s Schengen Area Suspended for 30 Days or Longer

03/09/2020: United States – Administration Announces Visa Restrictions on Six Additional Countries

03/06/2020: United States – Immigration Updates: COVID-19 Entry Restrictions, TPS and Yemen

03/03/2020: United States – IRS Announces Relief for Reporting of Certain Foreign Trusts  

02/26/2020: United States – 2020 Sec. 911-Related Housing Cost Limitations Released by IRS

02/24/2020: United States – Wage Withholding: Proposed Regs, Form W-4, Online Tools

02/20/2020: United States – Emergency Review Requested for Public Charge Questionnaire

02/04/2020: United States – Employers May Use New Form I-9 Now; Mandatory from May 1 

01/31/2020: United States - Supreme Court Allows Implementation of New “Public Charge” Rule

01/06/2020: United States - Individual Income Tax Provisions Enacted in Appropriations Legislation

01/06/2020: United States – FinCEN Notice 2019-1 Extends FBAR Filing Date Again for Some

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