Immigration Executive Order

The President has issued an executive order (click here) temporarily suspending permanent legal immigration. The order provides a 60 day pause for the issuance of most green cards for individuals outside the country, including employment-based and family-based immigrants. It does not impact temporary workers but mandates a review of those programs. Manufacturing and other employer […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided courtesy of AIV member A.N. Deringer: CBP, FDA, & FEMA Provide Guidance Regarding Import/Export of COVID-19 Related Goods The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a Federal Register notice on April 21, 2020, defining exemptions to the temporary rule allowing FEMA to reallocate certain PPE and COVID-19 related goods intended for export. Additionally, […]

SBA Reminder on Paycheck Protection Program Compliance Requirements

The SBA has released the following reminder on PPP compliance requirements: If you have a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan, now is the time to comply with the requirements of your loan so that you can maximize the amount of loan forgiveness. When your PPP loan is disbursed, it begins your 8-week payroll protection period.2. […]

Action Alert | Input Requested for Reopening and Expanding Manufacturing and Other Business Operations

AIV is actively engaging with the Administration on criteria, processes, and assistance for manufacturers and other businesses to resume or expand operations.  Employers interested in providing input and engagement for this effort are strongly encouraged to contact us at In addition, please complete the survey below, and be sure to provide any information, recommendations, […]

New Department of Labor UI Virtual Town Hall Meetings

The following are new virtual town hall meetings scheduled for this week.  For links to watch these events live, and for a listing of all scheduled events, see the Department of Labor calendar by clicking here. Tuesday, April 21 Self Employed Update:  PUA Program Time: 2:00 pm Overview: Update on the application process and implementation […]

US Chamber Foundation Announces Grants for Small Businesses

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation has launched the Save Small Business Fund. The fund will offer grants of $5,000 to businesses that employ between 3 and 20 people; are located in economically vulnerable communities; and have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis and […]