Even with most U.S. businesses shifting to remote work policies, companies must continue to address ongoing immigration concerns. Jackson Walker attorneys Sang Shin and Christian A. Triantaphyllis discuss some of the major immigration issues businesses should think about, even during the Coronavirus pandemic. For many of these issues, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is still open for business and can address travel restrictions, hearings, investigations, and EB-5 investment and job creation requirements.
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COVID-19 Immigration Considerations »
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to swift implementation of law and policy from the U.S. government, which has further created shifts in strategy and planning by 1) companies in the U.S. that sponsor foreign nationals workers, and 2) foreign national investors who own businesses in the U.S. In sum, with “shelter-in-place” orders issued by local and national governments around the world and businesses transitioning into “work-from-home” environments, most foreign nationals find that they are either stuck outside of the United States with a need to enter the country; or stuck inside the U.S. when they had plans of traveling internationally.
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