This alert summarizes actions taken by the USCIS, CBP, ICE, and Departments of State and Labor to address the new restrictions on cross-border travel, including the suspension and alteration of immigration services and procedures.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the ability of workers to cross borders around the world. This GMS Flash Alert provides an overview of the measures that various agencies of the United States government have taken to address the new restrictions on cross-border travel, including the suspension and alteration of immigration services and procedures.
The actions taken by these U.S. agencies are intended to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in the country and to bring relief to individuals and their employers. Each of the five sections below explains the direct impact that the respective agency’s measures will have on employers and employees.
2 For prior coverage, see GMS Flash Alert 2020-110 (25 March 2020); see Closure of Trusted Traveler program enrollment centers.
4 For prior coverage, see GMS Flash Alert 2020-095 (March 23, 2020). See USCIS FAQs on Temporary Policies for Form I-9 and E-Verify.
5 See the State Department’s COVID-19 page.
Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services or legal services. However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.
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