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Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen last month in lawsuit filed by...more
Congressional standoff over immigration plays out through debate on DHS funding bill -
A chess match continues to be fought in Congress over the fate of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The standoff...more
Multi-national personnel and students are uniquely important to the mission and objectives of higher education institutions. The recent focus on immigration reform at the federal level raises the potential for broader...more
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced an Immigration Accountability Executive Action that, among other things, provides new or expanded immigration benefits to certain unauthorized immigrants. The expanded Deferred...more
Republican leaders and both branches of Congress failed Friday to come to a long-term agreement to provide fiscal year funding for the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and provide confidence that a DHS shutdown will be...more
Earlier this month, Major League Baseball eliminated a burdensome requirement that made it difficult for MLB franchises to sign Cuban nationals. Until last month, a Cuban national wanting to sign with a MLB franchise as a...more
President Obama’s immigration executive order provides an opportunity for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants to obtain employment authorization. Until now, H-4 nonimmigrants were not permitted to work in the...more
Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that starting May 26, 2015 it will be accepting applications for employment authorization (EAD) for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants...more
Even before the President’s executive actions on immigration have been implemented, there is a new development. On Monday, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the new...more
Executive Action on Immigration Halted -
On February 16, 2015, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ordered a temporary injunction to halt key portions of President...more
Monday, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by 26 states to block the implementation of new immigration programs announced through President Obama’s November 2014 executive...more
As previously reported, on November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain...more
Bipartisan legislation? Does such a thing exist anymore? Well, on January 28, 2015, Congressmen Jared Polis (D-CO) and Mark Amodei (R-NV) introduced The American Entrepreneurship & Investment Act of 2015 in an effort to...more
The Obama Administration recently announced it will undertake efforts to repair diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba and end decades of political estrangement and economic isolation of the island nation....more
Last November, President Obama announced several executive actions with respect to immigration. Specifically, the President announced the following immigration executive actions...more
The filing period for the fiscal year 2016 H-1B visa cap commences on April 1, 2015. It is expected, as has happened the last several years, that there will be a lottery based on submissions received the first week of the...more
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made clear that In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made clear that he would veto efforts by the Republican-controlled Congress to undo some of...more
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced an Executive Order on Immigration Reform, which will impact U.S. businesses, as well as certain individuals currently present in the U.S. in undocumented status....more
On the evening of January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, the president’s...more
Technology companies, industry groups, and trade associations are enthusiastically supporting a new Senate bill that would make it easier for foreign nationals working in the technology sector to stay and work in the United...more
As part of an effort to educate the public, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released two fliers regarding President Obama’s executive actions. USCIS is encouraging the use of these fliers when...more
Happy New Year!!!
All of us in the Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green wish you the very best for a healthy and prosperous 2015. We hope that all your petitions and applications are approved and that...more
President Obama’s recent decision to take executive action on immigration may cause confusion for some employers with regard to Form I-9 compliance.
The action includes two initiatives that potentially impact Form I-9...more
Millions of undocumented immigrants are currently living in the United States, many of whom arrived here as children years ago or who have lived here for many years and now have U.S.-born and U.S.-citizen children. As we...more
U.S. Work Authorization to Be Available -
A new recruitment source may soon be available to employers for additional workers to do construction or other work. Up to 4 or 5 million presently undocumented people from...more
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