Update Regarding International Travel

June 17, 2021

Update Regarding International Travel            As the United States moves closer to lifting the travel ban and with many individuals hoping to begin traveling in and out of the country, it is crucial to remain up-to-date with the newest policies and regulations regarding visas. Staying informed about this ever-changing information will…

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Minimum Wage Raises For Federal Contractors

April 28, 2021

President Biden Raises Minimum Wage To $15 For Federal Contractors President Biden signed an Executive Order on April 28th that will increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour. The minimum wage for federal contractors is currently $10.95, which has been in place since 2014 under President Obama. President Biden’s Executive Order…

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Why Do So Many Businesses Incorporate in Delaware?

April 21, 2021

Why Do So Many Businesses Incorporate in Delaware? Why Are Over Half of the Fortune 500 Companies Registered in Delaware? Delaware is one of the smallest states in the US by both population and geographic size, so why is it home (on paper) to some of the world’s largest companies? Before we get into it,…

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Updated Eligibility to the National Interest Exception (NIE)

April 16, 2021

Breaking Down the Eligibility Updates to the National Interest Exception (NIE) As times change and more people are getting vaccinated, the U.S. State Department has updated its eligibility for the National Interest Exception (NIE). If you are unfamiliar with the NIE, it is a way for current U.S. visa holders, ESTA-approved travelers, or applicants to…

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Biden Revokes Green Card Ban

March 2, 2021

Biden Revokes Green Card Ban On February 24, 2021, the Biden Administration revoked the green card ban, formally known as Proclamation 10014, in part because it “harms industries in the United States that utilize talent from around the world . . . ” The Trump Administration first enacted Proclamation 10014 in April 2020 as a…

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President Biden’s New Immigration Executive Orders

January 26, 2021

President Biden’s New Immigration Executive Orders President Biden has only been in office for a short time now, but he has gotten right to implementing Executive Orders, requests, and memorandums, many of which undo Executive Orders set by the previous administration. One of his main focuses during his first few days in office has been…

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President Trump Extends Visa Bans

January 6, 2021

President Trump Extends Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Bans President Trump extended two Presidential proclamations on December 31st, 2020, set to expire that day. Now, both Presidential Proclamations 10052 and 10014 have been extended until March 31st, 2021. These proclamations restrict the United States from issuing certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and they also restrict certain…

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Why is the Presidential Election so Complicated?

November 10, 2020

What is America? Now, about a week after the presidential election, the question is as relevant as ever. What is America? And what is America all about? Over the weekend, I chatted with friends, family, and clients from Europe who all asked me basically the same questions. I honestly didn’t know how to answer their…

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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 21, 2020

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg Notorious RBG. Today’s Musing will not start with a question. Usually, I would say something like “who is the notorious RBG?” but that would not be right because we all know who Ruth Bader Ginsburg is. As the Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court, she touched so many hearts…

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Traveling to the U.S. Just Became (Slightly) Easier!

September 15, 2020

Good News – Traveling to the U.S. Just Became (Slightly) Easier! On Monday, September 14th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) handed down some truly promising news relating to air travel and general travel to the U.S.: effective immediately, restrictions on arrival destinations are terminated, thus allowing airlines to begin more regular flights and flight…

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