On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began allowing automatic extensions of employment authorization where an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal application has been filed. As a result, L-2 and E-Dependent spouses will no longer have to apply for an EAD card to be authorized to work in the United States
U.S. Imposes Travel Ban on South African Nations Following Emergence of Concerning New “Omicron” Variant
On November 24, 2021, the Republic of South Africa informed the World Health Organization of a new, potentially more contagious variant of COVID-19, which has since been dubbed as “Omicron.” As a result, the U.S. has imposed a travel ban on eight countries in southern Africa, effective Monday, November 29, 2021.