Our immigration team has been actively publishing resources as the Biden administration continues to make changes to existing immigration framework. These topics may be of importance to Health Law Scan readers, and we encourage you to access these publications below.
- US Department of State Releases April 2021 Visa Bulletin
The US Department of State has released its April 2021 Visa Bulletin, outlining per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of adjustment of status application and consular immigrant visa application filings and approvals.
- US Department of State Releases March 2021 Visa Bulletin
The US Department of State has released its March 2021 Visa Bulletin, outlining per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of adjustment of status application and consular immigrant visa application filings and approvals.
- President Biden Revokes Ban Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants, Issuance of Green Cards Overseas
President Joe Biden has rescinded Presidential Proclamation 10014, the prior administration’s ban that suspended the issuance of certain green cards overseas and barred entry into the United States of certain groups of immigrants. Effective immediately, these individuals should be eligible to enter the United States as permanent residents, and US consular posts should begin issuing immigrant visas to these applicants.
- US Department of State Exempts F-1 and M-1 Students from Certain COVID-19 Travel Bans
The US Department of State announced on February 10 that students with valid F-1 and M-1 visas who are seeking admission to the United States from the Schengen area countries, the United Kingdom, and Ireland no longer need to seek a National Interest Exception (NIE) to enter the United States. These travelers will automatically be able to enter the United States under a general NIE, without needing to obtain preauthorization from a US consular post.
- Biden Signs More Immigrations Executive Orders; Agency Review of Public Charge Rule Mandated President Biden signed three new executive orders relating to immigration on February 2. Along with the executive orders issued immediately after his inauguration and the immigration legislative proposal sent to Congress on Day 1 of the new administration, these orders mark a stark new direction in immigration policy to strike a more welcoming tone with respect to immigrants, and to move away from the more restrictive rules and guidelines implemented during the Trump administration.
Interested in other articles related to the new administration? Check out our Biden Administration’s First 100 Days webpage on all the latest policy changes.