Articles by Michael J. Freestone

Immigration Alert: Vaccine Requirements & USCIS Updates

USCIS Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements Starting October 1, the USCIS will require all intending immigrants to demonstrate they have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The…

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Immigration Alert: Policy Changes & Budget Updates

Immigration Reform Included in House Budget Resolution The House of Representatives has passed a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes a $107 billion…

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Immigration Alert: Policy Updates from the USCIS & CDC

USCIS Updates Policy on Children Born Though Assistive Reproductive Technology U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy guidance for determining…

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New report sheds light on EB-5 visa backlog and processing times

The pandemic has drastically affected the Department of State’s ability to process immigrant visa applications. The massive visa backlog and wait times continue to mount with…

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Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Bill Could Have Major Impact on Immigrants Across the U.S.

The $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill being debated in the House may include certain key immigration reform proposals, says Michael J. Freestone, a partner and immigration…

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Immigration Alert: Canada’s Border Re-opening & More

Canada to Re-Open to International Travelers on September 7, 2021 On September 7, 2021, the Canadian Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated…

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Immigration Alert: Legislative Updates & More

Infrastructure Bill Potentially to Include Immigration Changes The $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that is being debated in the house may include certain key immigration reform…

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Immigration Alert: Updates from U.S. Congress & More

Department of State Extends National Interest Exceptions for 12 Months The Department of State has officially updated its guidance to reflect a recent trend with U.S. Embassies…

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Immigration Alert: Updates on the EB-5 Program

Huge News for EB-5 Investors On June 22, the United States District Court for Northern California issued an order in an ongoing lawsuit which terminated the Trump…

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Biden reverses course on Trump’s immigration policies—but will high-skilled workers return?

One of President Joe Biden’s signature campaign promises was to undo former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Since taking office, Biden has wasted no time,…

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