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Potential Government Shutdown: Immigration Consequences for Employers and their Foreign National Employees

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: If Congress fails to pass a funding bill by midnight on Friday, April 28, resulting in a federal government shutdown, it would trigger numerous immigration-related ripple effects on employers, both large...more

Update to March 6, 2017 Travel Ban Executive Order

by Clark Hill PLC on

This update concerns litigation relating to the March 6, 2017 Executive Order ("Order") titled Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which is summarized in prior Clark Hill Immigration...more

State Department Orders U.S. Embassies to Apply Extra Scrutiny Before Issuing Visas to Certain “Population Sets”

In a diplomatic cable dated March 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued orders to American consulates and embassies abroad instructing them to increase their vigilance in reviewing visa applications and to develop a...more

USCIS Announces Measures to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse

by Cozen O'Connor on

On April 3, 2017, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced multiple measures in an effort to deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. Starting this month, USCIS will focus on the following when...more

Travel Ban Update: Hawaii Court Converts TRO to Full Blown Preliminary Injunction

On March 29, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson granted a request by the State of Hawaii for a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of key portions of President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban...more

Increased Scrutiny of Visa Applications and Possible Delays

by Mintz Levin on

On March 17, 2017, the Department of State (“DOS”), through the Secretary of State, issued a cable to all US consulates and embassies with guidance on enhanced screening and vetting of applications for US visas and other...more

New Travel Ban/Executive Order Stayed by Courts

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

On March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii blocked the Trump Administration's new travel ban, Executive Order No. 13,780 (EO). The Court issued a nationwide temporary restraining order that blocks...more

President Trump Signs Second “Travel Ban” Executive Order; Hawaii and Maryland Federal Courts Block Ban Temporarily; DOJ Expected...

by Fisher Phillips on

On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a new “Travel Ban” Executive Order with an effective date of March 16, 2017. The order revoked a previous executive order signed on January 27, 2017, which was blocked by the...more

The Employment Law Authority - March/April 2017

EXECUTIVE ORDERS MARK A RISING, ROILING TIDE OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS - In his first week in office, President Donald Trump launched a series of executive orders (EO) directing large-scale changes on...more

Considerations for Foreign Travelers to the U.S. Under the New Administration

by Carlton Fields on

Travel to the United States, with its new immigration enforcement-minded administration, will require foreign travelers to be even more aware of the rules governing border protection, and take advantage of the travel programs...more

DOJ Appeals Injunction of President's New Executive Order Banning Nationals from Certain Countries

by Littler on

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has appealed one of the two federal court injunctions issued in response to President Trump's revised travel ban executive order. This executive order, Protecting the Nation from Foreign...more

Travel Ban During H-1B Season

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Words matter. The words of President Trump as President of the United States and as candidate Trump have been heard by the Courts, not of public opinion, but of the US District Court of Hawaii. In the Court Order enjoining...more

Breaking Immigration Developments: President Trump’s Second Travel Ban Halted

by Snell & Wilmer on

In an unprecedented development last week, a Federal District Judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide restraining order halting President Trump’s second travel ban. The successful challenge, brought by the State of Hawaii, once...more

Update: President Trump's Revised Executive Order on Travel is Temporarily Blocked

by Clark Hill PLC on

Late on March 15, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order ("TRO") in Hawaii v. Trump ("Hawaii"), prohibiting the government from implementing Sections...more

Maryland Judge Blocks Part of Trump’s Revised Executive Order

by Cozen O'Connor on

A federal Judge in Maryland issued a ruling to block provisions of President Trump’s March 6th Executive Order. The Executive Order (EO) was a revision from a previously blocked EO, which bans foreign nationals from six...more

Federal Courts Temporarily Block the Trump Administration's Revised Travel Ban

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Federal judges from Hawaii and Maryland have issued nationwide Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) effectively blocking the implementation of the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, which was...more

Round Three – Hawaii District Court Issues TRO against Travel Ban

On March 15, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii issued an Order granting a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) against President Trump’s Executive Order No. 13,780 which was to be...more

Strike Two: Trump’s New Travel Ban Halted By The U.S. District Court in Hawaii

Late Wednesday, just hours before President Trump’s new travel ban was scheduled to take effect, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the implementation of...more

Latest Trump Travel Ban Halted

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Two federal judges have blocked the latest immigration executive order from the Trump Administration that would have resulted in a new travel ban for certain travelers to the United States. Signed by the President on...more

Hawaii Federal Judge Blocks President Trump's New Travel and Refugee Ban

by FordHarrison on

On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a new Executive Order (EO) entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which was to take effect today, March 16, 2017. The new EO explicitly...more

Revised Travel Ban Blocked

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Late on March 15, Judge Derrick Watson of the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide injunction blocking the revised travel ban Executive Order that was scheduled to take effect on March 16. In addition, on March...more

Denied again! Two federal courts block Trump’s latest “travel ban” Executive Order

Like the first Executive Order, President Trump’s latest “travel ban,” which was to take effect today, has been blocked nationwide by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland. Although both court orders are intended to...more

Déjà Vu All Over Again? Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Second Travel Ban

by Fisher Phillips on

In the most stinging legal rebuke yet to President Trump’s efforts to bar certain immigrants from reaching the country’s shores, a federal judge in Hawaii late Wednesday ordered the president’s second travel ban be...more

Courts Hold Hearings on Administration’s Travel Ban

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

President Donald Trump’s revised Executive Order with its revised travel ban is scheduled to become effective just after midnight on March 16. While the revised Order regarding the travel ban is a bit of a retreat from the...more

Immigration: Waiting in Line at a U.S. Consulate Abroad

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

A much overlooked suspension of the Visa Interview Waiver Program could create visa processing headaches for companies employing foreign nationals. On March 6, President Trump signed an executive order directing the...more

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