Marifrances Morrison

Marifrances Morrison

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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UPDATE: Ninth Circuit Upholds TRO Halting President Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) emergency motion for a stay in a case that suspended implementation of certain sections of an executive order...more

2/10/2017 - Appeals DHS DOJ En Banc Review Executive Orders Refugees Travel Ban TRO Trump Administration

UPDATE: FAQs on the Impact of the Executive Order Suspending Admission to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals From Certain Designated...

Following is updated guidance related to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (“EO”), “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” issued January 27, 2017. These updates are based upon...more

2/6/2017 - DHS Executive Orders Foreign Nationals Green Cards Immigrants Immigration Procedures Immigration Reform Iran Iraq Libya Refugees Somalia Sudan Syria Terrorist Threats Travel Ban Trump Administration Visas Yemen

UPDATE: Federal Judge Issues Order Temporarily Halting President Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

On Friday, February 3, 2017, U.S. District Judge James L. Robart granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) against defendants, President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS Secretary John F....more

2/6/2017 - DHS Executive Orders Foreign Nationals Immigration Reform Refugees Secretary of State TRO Trump Administration

FAQs on the Impact of the Executive Order Suspending Admission to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals From Certain Designated Countries

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order, “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” which suspended admission to the United States of foreign nationals from the...more

2/2/2017 - DHS Executive Orders Foreign Nationals Green Cards Immigrants Immigration Procedures Travel Ban Trump Administration

Severe Delays at USCIS Create Need for Nimble Approach by Employers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) service centers are experiencing severe delays in processing immigration cases due to an overwhelming backlog. USCIS has not publicly identified the cause of the delays or...more

3/8/2016 - H-1B Time Extensions USCIS Visas

USCIS Will Begin Accepting Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY 2016 on April 1, 2015

The filing period for “new” H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY 2016 will begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Cap-subject H-1B petitions will have an employment start date of...more

11/4/2014 - DOL H-1B Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Hiring & Firing USCIS Visa Caps Visas

Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions For FY 2015 Should Be Filed On March 31, 2014 To Be Received By USCIS On April 1, 2014

The filing period for “new” H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY 2015 begins on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Note that petitions need to be mailed on March 31 to ensure receipt by the...more

1/24/2014 - Filing Deadlines H-1B Immigrants USCIS Visas

Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions For FY 2015 Should Be Filed On March 31, 2014

The filing period for “new” H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY 2015 begins on Monday, March 31, 2014. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept cap-subject...more

12/3/2013 - H-1B Immigrants Quotas USCIS Visas

Supreme Court Decision On DOMA Should Provide Equal Access To Immigration Benefits

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denied federal benefits to same-sex partners....more

6/28/2013 - Citizenship DOMA Due Process Equal Protection Immigration and Nationality Act Immigration Reform Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor USCIS

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