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June 2009

HHS-CDC Proposal to Lift HIV Travel Ban

Filed June 29, 2009 under Immigration Waivers, USCIS and DHS , tagged , , ,

Couple Waiting at Airport 76750273A proposed HHS-CDC Rule seeks to lift the HIV Travel Ban by removing HIV infection from the List of Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance. The Proposed Rule is to be published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2009, and would both eliminate HIV from the List of Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance, and remove the requirement for HIV testing from the medical examinations required before obtaining admission to the US. more »

HIV Travel Ban to be Lifted?

Filed June 26, 2009 under Immigration Waivers, USCIS and DHS , tagged , , ,

Crowd Waiting at Airport Arrival Gate 92249930In the next few days, we expect the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to publish in the Federal Register a new proposed rule to eliminate the HIV Travel Ban, which currently places heavy restrictions on HIV positive persons who wish to enter and/or reside permanently in the United States. Once the HIV Travel Ban is lifted, HIV positive individuals, who are still generally unable to travel, work or live in the United States, will no longer be inadmissible to the US. more »

J-1 Skills List Revised

blue ocean abstract 145836450The US Department of State has revised the J-1 Skills List. The 2009 Revised J-1 Skills List will become effective June 28, 2009. (See also 1997 J-1 Skills List, as amended.) The J-1 Skills List is a list of specialized knowledge and skills deemed necessary for the development of a J-1 Visa holder’s home country. US Consular Officers use the J-1 Skills List to determine whether a particular J-1 visa applicant is subject to the two year J-1 Home Residence Requirement under INA § 212(e). more »

I-140 Premium Processing Resumes, With Some Exceptions

Filed June 22, 2009 in Green Cards, Processing Times, under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

Speed motion in highway tunnel 104118986As of June 29, 2009, I-140 Premium Processing Service will resume, with a few exceptions including the EB-1 Multinational Executive Manager and the EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories. more »

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