Partner Avram Morell was a moderator and featured speaker at the Annual NJICLE Immigration Conference, where he provided an update on the Department of Justice and Immigrant and Employee Rights in the time of COVID-19. The conference, which sought to expand on the government response and restrictions that have been implemented to fix the spread of the COVID-19 virus, covered a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Rescheduling of cases at USCIS, Asylum Offices, EOIR and Consular posts;
  • Impact on different product lines;
  • Status of the H-1B registration program and H-1B filing period;
  • Impact if companies reduce employees pay and/or hours on various non-immigrant classifications;
  • Options for employees furloughed or terminated;
  • How to address the new “Public Charge” provisions and forms; and
  • Viable options for completing Form I-9 in remote work scenarios.

Originally published 29 April, 2020

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