On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to proclaim the end of the Civil War and that those enslaved were now free. Word of the Emancipation Proclamation was not widely known in Texas up to that point, and it had not been enforced, even though it took effect two years earlier. The day became known as “Juneteenth” and for many it is a day of remembrance, freedom and celebration of Black culture.
This article explains the updates made by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding entry stamps for foreign nationals arriving in the United States.
This article provides the current processing times for the I-129 and I-360 petitions as well as the I-485, I-765, and I-131 applications. This article also explains how to check the pending processing times for the petitions listed above and case status.
This article provides an update to the pre-adjudication site inspection requirement applicable to special immigrant and nonimmigrant religious worker petitions.
Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on March 11, 2020, President Trump issued a new travel proclamation suspending entry of all immigrants and non-immigrants who were physically present in the following 26 European countries. The countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. If you are physically present in any of these countries during a 14-day period preceding your entry or attempted entry into the U.S., you will not be permitted to enter the U.S.
As you are most likely are aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is becoming a more immediate health concern in the U.S. As such, the government has already begun limiting visitors to the U.S. (non-U.S. citizens) who may have recently traveled to the following countries: China, S. Korea, Iran and Italy.