U.S. Immigration Alert: Impact of COVID-19 on I-9s and Immigration Processing; USCIS Completes H-1B Lottery

While the COVID-19 national emergency has resulted in unprecedented changes in the overall business landscape, there are particular considerations for U.S employers with foreign national employees. In addition to the issues arising from a company’s business and workforce disruptions, employers must navigate the significant service disruptions and policy changes across all of the federal agencies involved in the administration of the U.S. immigration system.

The information and guidance below is intended to address the immigration-related changes most significant to U.S. employers. This guidance is organized by federal agency and applies only to U.S. immigration law. As the situation evolves, we will continue to update our guidance accordingly. Given the fluidity of the situation, please reach out to a member of the Sidley Immigration Team with questions regarding specific situations.

Also, please check our Sidley COVID-19 Resource Center page, our firm’s centralized source of information and guidance on related developments in a variety of legal areas affecting a range of industries.

Sidley Austin LLP provides this information as a service to clients and other friends for educational purposes only. It should not be construed or relied on as legal advice or to create a lawyer-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking advice from professional advisers. In addition, this information was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of avoiding any U.S. federal, state or local tax penalties that may be imposed on such person.

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