Here’s an update on extensions of a few COVID-19 adaptations by various immigration agencies. Click on the links to get the full details.
- ICE announced that certain I-9 flexibility for employers is extended through November 19, 2020.
- ICE has announced the extension through November 21, 2020 of restrictions of all non-essential travel across the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico, and the return to those countries of any individuals trying to cross into the U.S. in lieu of processing them and possibly detaining them. (This includes asylum seekers, over 70,000 of whom have been pushed back into Mexico since the pandemic restrictions began.) These restrictions have been in place since March 23, 2020 and have been extended monthly since then.
- CBP has announced continued closure of Canadian and Mexican border posts to non-essential travel, through November 21, 2020. These closures have been extended monthly since the initial closures took effect in March, 2020.
- USCIS has extended the deadlines for certain types of filings or responses due to notices, requests or decisions issued between March 1, 2020 and January 21, 2021.