Bloomberg Law
March 19, 2020, 12:15 PM

Immigration Attorneys Ask Agencies for No-Contact Solutions

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

Rules and requirements governing employment verification and petitioning for visa workers still require some contact between parties, and immigration attorneys want agencies to come up with solutions.

Social distancing to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus isn’t possible when petitions for high-skill visas need wet ink signatures, or new hires must be seen in person to verify work authorization. And office closures, absences, and illness could disrupt the whole system, immigration attorney associations have said in multiple letters to the Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor.

“Our outdated system of immigration law was already as complex as a ...