EAH Immigration Blog

USCIS announced that, effective October 1, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record). This update is in accordance with the CDC’s August 2021 update to the Technical Instructions […]

In a recent settlement agreement, Facebook agreed to pay a civil penalty of $4.75 million to the United States, and pay up to $9.5 million to eligible victims in response to a complaint filed by the Department of Justice alleging that it intentionally discriminated against U.S. citizen workers by designing a recruitment process that deters […]

As 2021 comes to a close, we are looking back on some of the year’s successes, including the naturalizations of many clients like Miatta below! We are so honored to have been a part of your journey. Thank you for trusting EAH to represent you!  

DHS recently called for improved working conditions of the American worksite with undocumented workers in mind. In its Worksite Enforcement Memo, DHS highlighted the unsafe and unfair working conditions to which undocumented immigrants are often subject. These include getting paid substandard wages, unsafe working conditions, and fear of employer retaliation. To ensure a safer and […]

Nationwide, millions of families, businesses, and individuals applying for immigration benefits are waiting longer for USCIS to process and approve applications and petitions. Based on previously available USCIS data, in 2014, an average case took about five months to process. In 2020, an average case took more than nine months. Those extra months of waiting […]

We are proud to share that the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America was recently released, and EAH received “Best Law Firm” honors for the fifth consecutive year!  We are also pleased to announce that Camila Palmer, David Harston, Koby Polaski, Courtney Butler, and Phil Alterman received “Best Lawyers” honors.  In addition to her […]

On September 20, 2021, the President announced that beginning November 8, the United States will lift the travel ban for certain countries (China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and India) and instead require proof of vaccination for all foreign travelers. Unlike the old rule that restricted international travelers from […]

DHS Automatically Extending Syrian TPS Applicants’ EADs: DHS announced it is automatically extending the validity of certain EADs with a category code of A12 or C19 issued under TPS for Syria through 3/28/22. For Form I-9, TPS Syria beneficiaries may present qualifying EADs along with an individual notice issued by USCIS that indicates extension of […]

Redesignation of Haiti for TPS: DHS Secretary Mayorkas announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for TPS, enabling Haitian nationals and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti currently residing in the U.S. as of 5/21/21 to file initial applications for TPS as long as they meet eligibility requirements. Land Travel between the U.S. […]

U.S. citizens will be able to return to the United States on an expired U.S. passport through December 31, 2021, if they: are currently abroad seeking to return to the United States; are flying directly to the United States, a U.S. territory, or have only short-term transit (connecting flight) through a foreign country on their […]


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