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Department of State Updates “Close Familial Relationship” definition for Executive Order 13780 based on Hawaii District Court...

by Cozen O'Connor on

On July 17, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced updates regarding the implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, in response to a ruling by the U.S....more

Defining A “Bona Fide Relationship” – The Latest With Trump’s Travel Ban

On July 6th, we covered the United States Supreme Court decision regarding President Trump’s travel ban. That Order limited the entry of foreign nationals and refugees based on an individual’s “bona fide relationship” with an...more

Travel Ban Update: Grandparents And Other Close Relatives

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In a one-paragraph ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court, disagreeing with the Administration, allowed the District Court’s injunction to stand with regard to relatives. Individuals from the six designated countries with...more

Travel Ban Update

by Mintz Levin on

On June 26, 2017 the Supreme Court ruled that a limited version of the 90-day Travel Ban contained in President Trump’s Executive Order 13780 could go into effect. The limited Travel Ban went into effect on June 29, 2017....more

Travel Ban Update: State Department Expands Definition of “Close Family”

Responding to a federal district court order judicially expanding those excluded from the Administration’s Travel Ban, the United States Department of State issued guidance on Monday expanding the definition of “family” under...more

Hawaii Court Enjoins Trump Travel Ban For Excluding Non-Immediate Family Members of US Persons and DHS-Approved Refugees

by Genova Burns LLC on

In June the Supreme Court enforced temporarily President Trump’s travel ban to the extent it excludes persons without a “bona fide relationship” to a person or entity in the U.S. The Court expressly identified wives and...more

Hawaii District Court Clarifies Scope of Travel Ban

by Clark Hill PLC on

On July 13, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii held in Hawaii v. Trump that the Trump Administration could not apply the "travel ban" to grandparents, grandchildren, and other close relatives....more

Travel Ban Tweaked Again: U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii Expands Definition of Close Familial Relationship to...

As a result of an order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii last night, foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are now considered exempt from President Trump’s travel ban...more

Travel Ban Does Not Apply To Grandparents And Other Close Relatives, Hawaii Court Rules

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu has enjoined the federal government from using President Donald Trump’s partially reinstated travel ban to bar grandparents and other close relatives from entering the United States. He also...more

Breaking: Federal Judge Expands List of Relatives Exempt from Trump Travel Ban

In deciding an emergent request by the State of Hawaii, a Federal District Court entered an order expanding the list of relatives who are not subject to the Trump Administration’s travel ban....more

Opportunity Foreclosed: The International Entrepreneur Parole Rule May Die Before it Gets Out of the Gate

The U.S. and worldwide entrepreneur community had been looking forward to July 17th with great anticipation. This was supposed to be the effective date of the new International Entrepreneur Parole immigration regulation....more

The Implementation of Travel Ban 2.0: What Now?

By now, most of you have heard that the United States Supreme Court ruled to reinstate President Trump’s revised travel ban in part. But what does this really mean?...more

How the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Order Will Impact Businesses

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The United States Supreme Court recently stayed portions of two (2) U.S. Circuit Court opinions and allowed parts of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect. Foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria,...more

Travel Ban Reinstated – DHS And DOS Release FAQs In Response To Supreme Court’s Decision On Travel Ban

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On 6/26/17, the Supreme Court granted certiorari, consolidated the 4th and 9th Circuit cases, partially lifted the lower court injunctions, permitting the government to ban U.S. travel by those nationals of Iran, Libya,...more

Yes, Facebook and Twitter Posts Can Forever Ban You From the United States

American Embassies and Consulates from London to Lisbon to Lebanon and beyond have put into effect the Trump Administration’s determination to implement global extreme vetting for foreign nationals applying for permission to...more

California Employment Law Notes - July 2017

In response to three questions asked of it by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court opined as follows...more

Travel Ban Ruling by the Supreme Court: FAQ and Guidance for International Students, Professors and Academic Institutions

by Baker Donelson on

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to partially lift two injunctions that had been preventing implementation of President Trump's travel ban Executive Order (EO). Specifically, the Supreme Court ruled that the EO may...more

Last Stop: SCOTUS Reviews The Immigration Ban

President Trump’s Second Executive Order acted to limit the entry of foreign nationals and refugees into the United States. Thereafter, the Fourth and Ninth Circuits granted preliminary injunctions barring the enforcement of...more

The Travel Ban – A Quick Update

The Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 to take up the travel ban cases this fall, and in the meantime partially lift the injunction on the President’s travel ban, has created renewed uncertainty for certain travelers....more

SCOTUS Lifts Injunctions Against Trump Travel Ban for Aliens Unable to Establish Bona Fide Relationship with a U.S. Person or...

by Genova Burns LLC on

On June 26, the Supreme Court granted the Trump Administration’s petitions for certiorari and agreed to review next term the Fourth and Ninth Circuits’ decisions that affirmed broad injunctions against enforcement of the...more

US State Department Clarifies Implementation of Travel Ban Exemptions

by Morgan Lewis on

The diplomatic cable instructs consulates on how to interpret the US Supreme Court’s direction to enforce the restriction only against foreign nationals who lack a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United...more

New Immigration Policies Lead to Decline in Foreign Student Applications at U.S. Universities

by Murtha Cullina on

Coming to the United States in order to attend an educational institution is oftentimes the first step foreign individuals will take on their long journey to fulfilling their American Dream. For example, a foreign student may...more

The Travel Ban Is in Effect, DOS and DHS Release FAQs to Address Concerns

On June 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the implementation of Executive Order 13780 (EO-2), which went into...more

Airports, Borders and Consulates: Longer Delays, More Scrutiny, Extreme Vetting and Travel Ban 2.0 Updates

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Summer travel is in full swing as we approach the Fourth of July holiday weekend. This year foreign nationals need to be prepared for stricter scrutiny, longer wait times at consulates, and delays at airports and borders....more

Department of State Will Begin Implementing 90-Day Travel and Refugee Ban Beginning June 29, 2017

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Pursuant to the Supreme Court Ruling on June 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced by cable that it would begin implementing the more limited terms of President Trump’s Executive Order beginning at 8:00 PM...more

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