The United States government has taken a number of steps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including restricting inbound travel from mainland China and Iran and suspending consular services in China. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily closed its office in Seattle., WA; the most up-to-date information about USCIS field office closures is available on the agency’s website. Additional measures remain under discussion. BAL has prepared an FAQ that discusses the implications of the measures that have been taken in response to the outbreak on U.S. immigration law. Read the full FAQ here.

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