Articles by Michael J. Freestone

Immigration Provisions of Build Back Better

The House has passed The Build Back Better Act; this large bill covers huge areas of President Biden’s domestic agenda including paid family leave, various tax credits and some…

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Immigration Alert: New US Travel Framework for All Travelers & More

New US Travel Framework for All Travelers The new US travel framework for all international travelers went live on November 8th. This marks the end of Presidential travel…

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The New Framework for International Travel is Here!

Starting on November 8, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to…

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Immigration Alert: New Travel Guidance for the US & the UK, Immigration Reform Efforts Fail Initial Review

US to allow vaccinated travelers under new travel guidance After numerous stories circulated over the weekend the Biden Administration announced on Monday that they will be…

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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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