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What Employers Can Expect from the New Administration – Part 2: Immigration, the Affordable Care Act & Social Issues

In our second in a three-part series on what to expect from the Trump administration, we discuss immigration policy and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as what may be in store for parental leave, marriage equality and...more

Immigration Policy Choices Under the New Administration

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Now that the election is over, focus turns to the U.S. immigration policy of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration over the next four years. Forecasts of this type are never easy with any new President; the task is...more

How Trump’s First 100 Day Plan Effects Immigration

by Cozen O'Connor on

President-elect Donald Trump has released his “100-Day Action Plan to Make America Great Again.” Unsurprisingly, the plan includes many policies that will impact immigration. Immigration was one of the biggest issues raised...more

Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Immigration

by Cozen O'Connor on

For those of you who missed the third and final Presidential debate, immigration was an important topic discussed by the 2016 Presidential candidates. Moderator Chris Wallace asked both candidates about their positions and...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - August 2016

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ITC Votes to Extend Antidumping Duties on Imports of Porcelain-on-Steel Cooking Ware from China for Five More Years - On July 12, the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 5-0 to extend the U.S. antidumping duty...more

Canada/US Policy Scan 2016

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Earlier this year, US President Barack Obama welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation, the first official visit by a Canadian PM to the US in nearly two decades. By mid-summer of this year, the two...more

CBP releases FAQ on Visa Waiver Program: Rule Changes

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015” into law. On January 21, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State...more

Environmental Notes - October 2015

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In a significant setback for the Obama Administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has temporarily blocked implementation of the Clean Water Rule issued jointly by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...more

Be Careful What You Wish For!

This oft-stated warning is certainly true for those who engage in international trade. For many years, industry has complained to government about different agencies wanting different information at different times in the...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - April 2015

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United States Imposes New Sanctions Against Certain Venezuelan Officials - On March, 8 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order blocking, or "freezing," the property and interests in property of "certain...more

Trade & Manufacturing - March 2015

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In This Issue: - Foreign Currency Manipulation Front and Center in U.S. Trade Talks - United States Challenges Chinese Export Subsidies at the WTO - Executive Branch Launches Plan to Combat Wildlife...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - March 2015

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Customs and Border Protection Issues Update on Enforcement of Trade Orders - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its second AD/CVD Update in late January. As explained in the January 2015 edition of the...more

Immigration Corner: Scams Abound, Getting Acquainted with the Business Visitor, and CBP Eases Your Next U.S. Entry

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New Initiatives = New Targets for Scams - Unfortunately, where there is uncertainty, there are those who will use scams to target those individuals looking for clarity. On November 20, 2014, the President announced a...more

Major Immigration Changes

On Thursday evening, November 20, 2014, President Obama summarized his Immigration Accountability Executive Actions. This will signal the beginning of contentious political debate that should go on for at least the next few...more

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

During last week's primetime television broadcast, President Obama announced steps to fix what he termed the “broken” US immigration system. The president focused his speech on increasing border security and providing a...more

White House Plans to Expand Immigrants’ Rights

Last month, President Obama stated that he would do as much as he could on his own to fix the U.S. immigration system in light of Congress’s failure to pass immigration reform this session. According to White House senior...more

White House Issues Executive Actions and Legislative Recommendations Aimed at Patent Assertion Entities

Recognizing a problem that has long plagued Silicon Valley technology companies, on June 4, 2013, President Barack Obama issued executive actions and legislative recommendations "to protect innovators from frivolous...more

The White House Immigration Action Newsletter

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It has been a busy few weeks here at the White House. Last Friday, the President met with leaders from the faith community to discuss the need to fix the broken immigration system, focusing on the growing consensus building...more

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