Immigration Enforcement

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California Bill Puts Employers Smack in the Middle of National Immigration Debate

Since the election of President Trump, the California Legislature has been vocal and active in efforts to resist announced or anticipated actions of the Trump administration. This includes efforts to make California a...more

President’s FY 2018 Budget Plan Requests $15 Million to Support Future Implementation of Mandatory Nationwide Use of E-Verify

On March 17, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published the first installment of the Trump Administration’s FY 2018 Budget plan: “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The Budget...more

Top 20 Immigration Compliance Tips For Hospitality Employers

Recent events have made clear that immigration compliance will be a main focus for the Trump administration. The hospitality industry has always been a target for such investigations and we expect the scrutiny to increase in...more

Employers Should Review Work Authorization Procedures

Given increasing federal attention to the issues of immigration and authorization to work, let’s do a quick “check in” on your new hire procedures: A new version of the Form I-9 became mandatory on January 22, 2017. ...more

New Department of Homeland Security Memos Set Immigration Enforcement Priorities

Two memorandums from the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” and “Implementing the President’s Border...more

Immigration Fact and Fiction for the U.S. Employer: Know Your Rights – 5 Things to Tell Your Foreign National Employee in the...

On February 21, 2017, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memoranda signed by DHS Secretary Kelly addressing immigration enforcement. While a sitting President cannot independently modify laws or regulations...more

DHS Guidance Memos Chart Aggressive Course to Implement President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration Enforcement

On February 20, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly released two new policy memoranda aimed at implementing President Trump’s executive orders on enhancing the public safety of the interior and border...more

The Increase in Form I-9 Penalties and What It Means for Employers

With no fanfare and minimal notice, the government has significantly increased the penalties that can be assessed for a variety of offenses related to the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9....more

Trump Administration's New DHS Immigration Enforcement Criteria And The Future of Travel/Visa Ban

After a short lull in immigration policy action, things are changing again. Last week the Trump Administration informed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that it would issue a new Executive Order (EO) on the travel/visa ban...more

Immigration Fact and Fiction for the U.S. Employer: Raids and Employers

Proskauer is pleased to launch a new blog series seeking to separate fact from fiction as the public discourse on immigration issues continues. We will address, among other topics, the actual real world impact of the...more

[Webinar] Meritas Capability Webinar - How The Trump Administration is Changing US Immigration - March 1st, 1:00pm CST

This Webinar will provide a review of the first 40 days of the Trump administration action on US immigration law and what this means for both US and non-US companies and employers. This includes changes in visa issuance,...more

Secretary Kelly Issues Statement on Recent ICE Enforcement Actions

On February 13, 2017, Secretary John Kelly of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, released a statement regarding the recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations. ...more

Immigration Enforcement: Preparations for Employers

With the transition to the Trump administration, the future of immigration enforcement actions is a top issue for employers of non-citizen workers.  A good deal of attention has been focused on enforcement actions directed at...more

Increased Enforcement Highlights The Need For Employers To Have Immigration Compliance Programs

This past weekend the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched raids in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina arresting hundreds of undocumented immigrants. While...more

Immigration Group News: Trump's Executive Order on the Travel Ban

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This order, which took effect upon signing, halted all refugee...more

Executive Orders Regarding Immigration With More to Come

In response to the executive order issued this past week as well as related concerns about changes in the administration of existing programs, Shipman & Goodwin’s Immigration Law Practice Group has formed an interdisciplinary...more

Executive Order Suspends the Admission of Certain Immigrants and Nonimmigrants from Seven Countries and the U.S. Refugee...

On January 27, 2017, President Trump announced restrictions on entry to the United States by several categories of non-citizens. The EO titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” cites...more

The Trump Administration’s Recent Executive Orders on Immigration

This past week, the Trump administration issued three executive orders (“EOs”) on immigration. Certain provisions of these EOs may immediately impact the immigration programs of, and foreign nationals (“FNs”) working for, our...more

The Workplace Implications Of President Trump’s Latest Immigration Executive Order

Late Friday afternoon, President Trump signed a controversial executive order focusing on immigration issues. The executive order, titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign...more

President Trump Issues Immigration-Related Executive Orders

Making good on some of his campaign promises, President Trump signed two executive orders relating to immigration on January 25, 2017. He is expected to sign several more within the next few days. ...more

President Trump Orders a Wall and Other Major Immigration Measures in His First Week in Office

On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued three Executive Orders related to our immigration system and national security. Broadly speaking, the President’s orders focus on the following: border security, removal of...more

President Trump’s First Week Focus Turns to National Security and Immigration

As part of his first week initiatives, President Trump turned the focus of his administration toward immigration. On January 25, 2017, President Trump signed two executive orders addressing interior immigration enforcement...more

Executive Orders Change Immigration Policy

President Trump issued Executive Orders affecting immigration policy on border and interior enforcement yesterday (January 25, 2017). Below is a summary of the major provisions and advice we can offer at this time....more

Immigration-Related Executive Orders Expected

On January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump sent this Twitter message: “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among other things, we will build the wall!” So begin what are expected to be several days of focus on...more

President Trump Issues Executive Orders on Immigration Issues

On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued two Executive Orders impacting immigration. As promised in his presidential campaign, the orders involve enhancing border security, but also include increased interior enforcement....more

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