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Practice Alert: President Trump Issues New Travel Restrictions

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

Immigration Law Update

Premium processing provides that the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services ("USCIS") will process a petition within 15 days, for an additional $1,225 application fee. Earlier this year, USCIS announced it would not be...more

Practice Alert: President Trump Terminates DACA

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking on behalf of President Donald J. Trump, announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In this Practice Alert, we explain...more

Immigration Law Update - August 2017

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the latest Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17, 2017. Employers will be able to either (1) use this revised version or (2) continue...more

Hawaii District Court Clarifies Scope of Travel Ban

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

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Travel Ban Case, Continues Allowing Entry of Most Visa-Holders from Designated Countries

On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases challenging President Trump's revised executive order temporarily banning certain nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering...more

Update: President Trump's Revised Executive Order on Travel Ban Remains Blocked

On June 12, 2017, the Ninth Circuit issued its ruling in Hawaii v. Trump, upholding the majority of the district court's preliminary injunction prohibiting the government from implementing the "travel ban" and refugee cap...more

"Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order

On April 18, 2017 President Trump signed the Executive Order titled "Buy American, Hire American" ("Order"). The Order directs the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, and Department of...more

Update to March 6, 2017 Travel Ban Executive Order

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

The H-1B CAP Has Been Reached

On April 7, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that between April 3, 2017 and April 7, 2017, USCIS received more than enough applications for new H-1B visas for the 2018 government fiscal...more

4/10/2017  /  H-1B , Lottery , USCIS , Visa Caps , Visas

USCIS Publishes Rule for International Entrepreneurs

On January 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the final rule for international entrepreneurs. The rule takes effect on July 16, 2017. Under the rule, entrepreneurs will be...more

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

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

March 2017 Executive Order on Immigration: Revising the Travel Suspension for Designated Countries

On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (Order) titled Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which revokes the January 27 Executive Order 13769 (Previous Order)...more

USCIS Temporarily Suspending Premium Processing of All H-1B Petitions

Starting April 3, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. The temporary suspension applies to all H-1B cases, including H-1B...more

Secretary of Homeland Security Issues Memos to Implement President Trump's Immigration Enforcement Orders

On February 20, 2017, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly issued two memos that provide guidance to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officers and employees in implementing two of the Executive Orders announced by...more

Update Regarding the January 27th Executive Order on Immigration

In light of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order ("EO") titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," which is summarized in prior Clark Hill Immigration Updates, we are providing this...more

Update Regarding the January Executive Order on Immigration

In light of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order ("EO") titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," which is summarized in the last Clark Hill Immigration Update, we are providing this...more

Executive Order Restricting Immigration From Certain Countries

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order ("Order") that brings about a number of sweeping changes to U.S. refugee policy and immigration benefits adjudications, and outright suspends immigration...more

President Trump Signs Two Executive Orders Calling for Aggressive Enforcement of U.S. Immigration Law Along the Southern Border...

On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump followed through on some campaign pledges and signed two Executive Orders ("EOs") on immigration, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements ("Border EO") and...more

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