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Trump Backs Plan to Severely Cut Immigration

Today, President Trump announced his support for a U.S. Senate proposal to cut legal immigration in half. The plan was proposed by Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia....more

President Announces Support For Bill To Drastically Cut Legal Immigration Levels

by Fisher Phillips on

President Trump has just announced his support for new immigration legislation aimed at curtailing overall immigration into the country. An original version of the bill was introduced earlier this year by Senators Tom Cotton...more

The RAISE Act: A Flawed and Misguided Immigration Bill

On August 2, 2017 Republican Senators Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) unveiled an immigration bill titled The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act). While the stated purpose of this bill is...more

President Trump, Senators Cotton and Perdue Introduce the RAISE Act

by Cozen O'Connor on

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, President Trump, along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) introduced The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act). The RAISE Act is proposed to...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

Latest Supreme Court Decision on Travel Ban for Nationals of Iran, Sudan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia: Close Relatives are...

by Mintz Levin on

This is a follow-up to the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26, 2017 which allowed the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban affecting nationals of the six designated Muslim-majority countries to be partially implemented until...more

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

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

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

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

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

This week’s news flash – a quick overview of timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important to your organization. 1. This week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow partial implementation of...more

U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Key Provisions of the Travel Ban

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. Specifically, the Supreme Court ruled that the executive...more

Firmwide response to travel bans

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Learn how Ropes & Gray mobilized resources in response to executive orders restricting travel....more

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