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DHS Uses the Power of Policy to Alter Immigration Without Legislation

Efforts to reform our nation’s immigration system through legislation are frequently contentious and can become embroiled in larger legislative debates that make the passage of a bill into law a complicated process and,...more

Trump Administration Plans Large Scale Shift in Immigration Laws

President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are now exploring different options to fundamentally transform the immigration system in the United States without legislative action by Congress, according to CNN...more

Targeted ICE Investigations - in it for the Long Haul with Record $95 Million Plea Deal for I-9 Violations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: With a record $95 million plea deal for I-9 immigration violations following a six year investigation, the outcome for a Pennsylvania company with operations nationwide serves as a reminder of the federal...more

Timing is Everything

In immigration news, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 that it has resumed its premium processing program for all H-1B visa petitions. USCIS had previously suspended...more

President Trump Issues Proclamation that Restricts Travel to the US by Certain Nationals from Eight Countries

by Hogan Lovells on

On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation (the Proclamation) laying out restrictions on the entry of nationals from eight countries into the United States using certain types of immigrant...more

Presidential Proclamation Alters Travel Ban

by FordHarrison on

The White House issued a Presidential Proclamation on September 24, 2017, that imposes new travel restrictions on Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Syria, as well as newly added countries North Korea, Chad, and Venezuela. The...more

H-2B Cap Increase Temporarily Eases Pain of Returning Worker Exemption Expiration

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The H-2B visa program allows businesses in the United States to sponsor foreign nationals for a temporary visa to work in nonagricultural jobs. The H-2B program is popular among employers in the hospitality, tourism, and...more

Travel Ban Expires, Replaced by Presidential Proclamation Restricting Travel for Certain Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North...

by Dickinson Wright on

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation entitled, “Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats” (“the...more

Latest Travel Restrictions from Trump Administration

by Mintz Levin on

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the White House issued a proclamation (the “P.P.” or “Presidential Proclamation”) titled, Proclamation on Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the...more

Trump Administration Announces New Travel Ban

by Baker Donelson on

On September 24, the Trump Administration issued a proclamation which imposed new travel restrictions on certain nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. This proclamation was issued...more

Practice Alert: President Trump Issues New Travel Restrictions

by Clark Hill PLC on

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation titled, "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety...more

President Trump Orders Enhanced Visa and Travel Restrictions

by Morgan Lewis on

The proclamation limits visa issuance and entry into the United States by nationals of eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen....more

President Trump Issues New Travel Ban Expanding Countries Affected By Travel Restrictions

by Cozen O'Connor on

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a Proclamation enhancing the vetting capabilities and processes for detecting attempted entry into the United States by terrorists or other public safety threats....more

Travel Ban 3.0 – President Trump Revises Travel Ban

by Fisher Phillips on

President Trump signed a new and revised “travel ban” over the weekend, soon after the expiration of his second temporary travel ban. This latest executive order, signed on September 24, more directly targets individuals from...more

Important Developments in Business Immigration Law

The Revised Version of Travel Ban to Take Effect Next Month - On Sept. 24, President Trump issued a proclamation that indefinitely bans certain citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea from...more

Presidential Proclamation Sets New Restrictions on Travel to the United States

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Country-specific travel restrictions will impact nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela....more

New Presidential Proclamation Restricts Travel from Eight Countries

by Littler on

On September 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a “Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats”...more

Trump Administration Implements New Travel Ban

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On September 24, 2017, the Trump Administration announced an expansion of its previous travel ban, adding several countries to the list designated in the original travel ban (Executive Order 13780)....more

Feeling Discouraged About Immigration?

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Feeling Discouraged About Immigration? You are not alone. Many agree that the U.S.’s current immigration system is in need of comprehensive legislative reform....more

Will Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Lose Their Right to Work?

by Ronald Shapiro on

Work permits for H-4 visa holders could soon disappear. While the H-1B visa allows families of immigrant employees to live in America, these family members were often restricted by H-4 visas, which are issued to spouses of...more

Recent Developments In U.S. Immigration Law: H-1B Visa Category, Nonimmigrant Visa Applications Abroad And Suspension Of...

U.S. immigration law practitioners are expecting a turbulent fall ahead with upcoming H-1B adjudications challenges by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a suspension of nonimmigrant visa applications in Russia and...more

U.S. Immigration Solution: Canada is Open for Business

The competition for professional foreign workers continues to increase in many U.S. business sectors. In light of changing U.S. immigration laws and impending reform, however, American companies hiring foreign talent are...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

DHS Allows One-Time Increase in H-2B Guest Worker Visas for Fiscal Year 2017

On July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) increased the numerical limit (or “cap”) on H-2B visas by up to 15,000 additional visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2017....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

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