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Campus Counsel | Monthly Roundup Of Legal Issues In Higher Education: March 2017 Edition Summaries: Higher Education Associations...

by Bowditch & Dewey on

On March 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is temporarily suspending premium processing of H-1B skilled worker visa applications for up to six months, beginning on April 3, 2017....more

Buy American and Hire American and the H-1B Lottery

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On April 18, President Trump signed an Executive Order labeled the “Buy American and Hire American” initiative. Federal agencies are already subject to certain laws and regulations which require or give preference to American...more

Immigration Compliance In The Trump Era: What Schools Need To Know

by Fisher Phillips on

The first couple of months of the Trump administration have been something of a whirlwind. Many Americans have been glued to their TVs, computer screens, or smartphones on a daily basis, anxiously awaiting the latest news...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 1, Issue 3

by Clark Hill PLC on

Budget/Appropriations - Spending Talks: House and Senate appropriators continue efforts to nail down an agreement on a stopgap spending measure to avert a government shutdown after the expiration of the current...more

Officials’ Top 10 Things to Remember About Public Participation in Local Government

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As the national political climate heated up recently, some local governments are facing spillover effects, with local and sometimes even out-of-town activists and provocateurs attending city council, school board and other...more

Update On Executive Order 13769: “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States”

We previously reported that on January 27, 2017, the Trump administration issued Executive Order 13769 entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”. EO 13769 suspends: the entire US...more

What President Trump’s Travel Ban Means for Colleges and Universities

On January 27, 2017 President Trump signed an Executive Order (“EO”) titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”. Given the diverse composition of colleges and universities, which...more

State Department of Education Addresses Immigration Executive Order

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On January 30, 2017, the Connecticut State Department of Education (“CSDE”) released a memorandum titled, “Guidance for Districts Regarding Refugee Students,” in response to an Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017,...more

eAlert - Immigration Update: Effect of Executive Order

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

Dear clients and friends of the firm: You may be getting questions from your campus community about the Executive Order (EO) "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” affecting citizens of Iran,...more

The Reality Of “Sanctuary Campuses”

by Fisher Phillips on

Throughout the course of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and also eliminate the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA) – which allows some...more

Two International Entrepreneurs Start under New York’s International Innovators Visa Program

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Understanding the scarcity of H-1B visas, early in 2016, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), launched the International Innovators...more

Supporting Undocumented Students in High School and College

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In the wake of the presidential election, we have experienced a noticeable increase in the number of inquiries from both our K-12 and higher education clients concerning the unique and complex issues facing undocumented youth...more

What will U.S. Business Immigration Look Like Under A Trump Administration?

by Carlton Fields on

More than 10 days have passed since the election results were revealed, and the United States now has a businessman as its president-elect ready to take office on January 20, 2017. However, despite his business background, it...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Budget Approved by Legislature - Early Wednesday morning the Maine House and Senate...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly had a full schedule this week, considering bills on everything from taxes and job incentives to whether the governor should be elected on a team ticket. Both chambers are slated...more

How Will Immigration Executive Action Impact Higher Education Institutions?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

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

#SOTU2015: Employment, Immigration, Cyber Safety, and Education in a New Era

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

President Obama’s Executive Immigration Reform: Shining a Spotlight on Reforming Optional Practical Training “OPT”

As a part of President Obama’s recent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued several memoranda to the directors of US Citizenship and...more

The President’s immigration orders: 5 measures that will impact higher ed

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As employers and educators of hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals each year, U.S. colleges and universities will be uniquely impacted by President Obama’s new actions targeting the U.S. immigration system....more

The Illinois DREAM Act

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On August 1, 2011, the Governor signed the Illinois DREAM Act into law. This law does not affect the immigration status of students as discussed in the proposed federal DREAM legislation; however, it provides students who...more

DREAM Act Suspended by Filibuster

by Ronald Shapiro on

The Development, Relief and Education for Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”), which would grant conditional legal status to young, undocumented immigrants who are pursuing college educations or serving in the U.S. military, came up...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin - March 18, 2009

by Gregory Siskind on

1. Openers 2. The ABC's Of Immigration, Employer Compliance Series: Part III – Re-verification and Recordkeeping of I-9 Forms 3. Ask Visalaw.com 4. Border and Enforcement News ..Undocumented Immigration Numbers See...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – February 12, 2008

by Gregory Siskind on

IN THIS ISSUE: 1. Openers 2. ABCs of Immigration: J-1 Visas 3. Ask Visalaw.com 4. Border and Enforcement News 5. News From The Courts 6. News Bytes 7. International Roundup 8. Legislative Update 9. Notes from the...more

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