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Update: U.S. Border Restrictions Extended due to COVID-19

Announced via Tweet by Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the COVID-related restrictions at the Canadian and Mexican borders have been extended yet again until November 21, 2020. These restrictions apply to land and sea entries and prevent entry for non-essential purposes. Although there continues to be some inconsistency at ports of entry, travel for work is generally permitted whereas travel for tourism including sightseeing, recreation, and cultural events is not considered to be “essential.”

For the first time since instituted, Acting Secretary Wolf indicated that these restrictions may ease in the future.

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Forrest G. Read IV, Immigration, Employment, Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm
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Forrest Read is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and...

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