Yesterday, January 20, 2021, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain issued a memorandum regarding review of pending regulatory actions which directs, in part, that (1) all rules pending at the Federal Register that have not been published must be immediately withdrawn, and (2) agencies must “consider” postponing the effective dates for regulations that have

On September 30, 2015, President Obama signed a Continuing Resolution to extend funding of the US government through December 11, 2015, and temporarily avoid a government shutdown.  See  The Continuing Resolution contained extensions for several important immigration programs including:

  • EB-5 Regional Centers
  • Conrad 30 J-1 Physician Waivers
  • Nonminister Religious Workers, and
  • E-Verify.


This is an important reminder to anyone planning on visiting an American Embassy/Consulate in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Gyuana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, or Fiji that the U.S. Embassies/Consulates will be closed on Tuesday November 13, 2012 the in observance of the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

Popularly known as the “festival