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Statewide Suspension of COVID-19 Restrictions

On May 3, Governor DeSantis signed into law a bill intended to limit state and local government emergency powers. Among other things, the bill requires that any  emergency orders issued by local governments be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling public health or safety purpose and extended only in seven-day increments for a total of […]


Recent Developments in Business Immigration

President Biden Issues Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019– On April 30, 2021, President Biden signed a Proclamation suspending the entry of certain nonimmigrant travelers who have been physically present in India during the 14-day period preceding their entry […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Nine

The Florida Legislature concluded the 2021 Session sine die Friday at 2:40.  The House and Senate agreed to a $101.5 billion budget.  The 2021 budget is the highest budget ever passed in Florida, bolstered by federal funds for COVID-19 recovery.  This year, 275 bills passed both the House and Senate, one of the lowest numbers […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Eight

With the conclusion of Week Eight, we are one week away from the scheduled end of the regular legislative Session.  Committees wrapped up their work this week for the Session also.   Per the Senate rules, after the 50th day, the Senate may provide notices four hours in advance of a meeting.   Next week, the House […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Seven

As of today, the legislature has filed a total of 3,082 bills this Session and only 38 bills have passed both chambers thus far. With Sine Die scheduled for April 30th, there are now only two weeks left of the regular Session. Most committees in the House and Senate have stopped meeting and the fate […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Six

We are now more than halfway through the 60-day Regular Legislative Session.  Many of the House Subcommittees and some Senate Committees have completed their work for the Session and will not meet again.  Bills that have not been heard in at least one committee of reference are likely dead for the Session.  Much of the […]



Recent Developments in Business Immigration

Presidential Proclamation 10052, which temporarily suspended the entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, J (for certain categories within the Exchange Visitor Program), and L nonimmigrants, expired on March 31, 2021- Per a publication release from the Department of State, Visa applicants who have not yet been interviewed or scheduled for an interview will have their applications […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Five

Legal Update: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Florida in ACF “Water Wars” – This week’s ruling dismissed the lawsuit that Florida filed in 2013 after the oyster fishery collapsed in Florida’s  Apalachicola Bay.  While Florida contended that Georgia drew too much water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, Georgia argued, in part, that the oyster industry […]


Proclamation 10052 Suspending Entry of Nonimmigrants in Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Categories Following Covid-19 Outbreak No Longer in Effect

On June 22, 2020, former President Trump signed Proclamation 10052, ‘Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.’ The Proclamation suspended the entry of nonimmigrants in the following categories: H-1B, H-2B, J (for foreign nationals participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or […]


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