NIE Update – Now Valid for One Year

NIE Update – Now Valid for One Year

The National Interest Exception (NIE) travel authorization landscape continues to evolve. As a recap, soon after the Covid-19 pandemic began, the United States prohibited travel from certain countries. Unless exempt from the ban, persons who have been present in a...
Can someone please find the welcome mat?

Can someone please find the welcome mat?

In the June/July 2021 issue of Forbes magazine, Amy Feldman appropriately asks the question, “Why do we [the United States] make it so difficult for foreign-born entrepreneurs to start businesses here?” Queue the crickets. Feldman references the entrepreneur rule...
Positive Changes in Immigration

Positive Changes in Immigration

When President Biden signed an executive order on February 2, 2021, “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration System and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americas,” I decided to take the bated breath approach to see what actually happened. I...
Are People Good? One Dutch Writer Thinks So

Are People Good? One Dutch Writer Thinks So

In his latest book, Humankind, A Hopeful History, Rutger Bregman explores the question of whether people truly are good. Do we mean well? Or are we always on the tipping point of doing evil? His book title clearly gives away his position. In examining one historical...
Visa Processing Remains a Challenge

Visa Processing Remains a Challenge

Now that most of the Trump era visa bans have been lifted, one would think that it’s back to business as usual. If only. Two major challenges that continue are the restriction on persons who have been in certain countries in the two weeks before their planned travel...