National Interest Exceptions for Travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom and Ireland

On February 10, 2021, the Department of State (DOS) announced that certain travelers from the Schengen Area (26 European countries), the United Kingdom, and Ireland, including business travelers, investors, treaty traders, academics, students, and journalists may qualify for a national interest exception (NIE) to the executive order restricting travel from those countries. Those who may qualify […]

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Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Introduce Dream Act of 2021

On February 4, 2021, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act of 2021 (Senate Bill 264). The two senators have repeatedly introduced similar legislation since 2001. *NOTE: THIS IS ONLY PROPOSED LEGISLATION. IT HAS NOT BEEN ENACTED INTO LAW. MANY, INCLUDING SENATORS DURBIN AND GRAHAM, HAVE TRIED IN THE PAST TO […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Cancels Hearings in Two Immigration Cases.

On February 3, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to cancel hearings in two upcoming immigration cases currently before the Court, putting both cases on hold while the Biden Administration reviews the policies at issue. One case, Biden v. Sierra Club (previously Trump v. Sierra Club), is a challenge to the Trump Administration’s reappropriation of $2.5 […]

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