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The Trump Administration: Kaos is bad for Businesses

by Thomas Fox on

While it may seem odd that a 1960s television seems to presage where we currently find the intersection of politics and business, it turns out that Mel Brooks and Buck Henry had it right with Get Smart. The two competing...more

Travel Ban Update – FALSE rumors regarding additional countries!

by Burr & Forman on

If you have heard rumors that additional countries will be added to the Executive Order banning entry and suspending visa processing for seven countries, DON’T BELIEVE THEM. A story is circulating that the travel ban has...more

Privacy Implications of President Trump’s Immigration Order

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On Wednesday, January 25, President Donald J. Trump directed federal agencies, “to the extent consistent with applicable law,” to ensure that “their privacy policies exclude persons who are not U.S. citizens or lawful...more

"UK Prime Minister Outlines Objectives for Exiting the EU"

On January 17, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech in London outlining the government’s objectives for exiting the European Union (EU). She set out a “Plan for Britain”, including 12 priorities for the...more

Current Administration Proposes Significant Changes to EB-5 Program

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced potential changes that could significant impact the EB-5 investor visa program. The EB-5 investor visa was originally established by Congress in 1990 to attract foreign...more

China's Stringent New Rules on Yuan Transfers Could Hinder EB-5 Fundraising

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Chinese government has enacted new rules severely limiting foreign currency transfers out of China. The scope of the limitations are not clear but the Xinhua News Agency reported that Chinese banks advised their customers...more

Brexit: Hard Landing/Soft Landing or Down the Rabbit Hole: What’s Ahead?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This is the third in an ongoing series of blog posts by Foley & Lardner LLP on the implications of the June 23, 2016 referendum decision in the United Kingdom (“UK”) to exit the European Union (“EU”)...more

Brexit: Future Proofing Your European Business

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The dust has now settled after the seismic shift of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (also known as “Brexit”) on 23 June. The British Government has yet to formally trigger exit, and legal challenges are underway by...more

Brexit Bulletin: Leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union

by Dechert LLP on

The Prime Minister has set out key principles for the government’s policy on Brexit, which indicate that the UK will not remain fully in the EU Single Market or the Customs Union, but will be negotiating a bespoke trade deal...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - September 2016

by Burr & Forman on

The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") recently announced a proposal that would allow foreign entrepreneurs to enter the United States to operate high-growth, job-creating startup enterprises. As with other business...more

International Entrepreneurs New Proposed Work Authorization for Founders of Start-Up’s And a Comparison to Other Visa Options

On August 31, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed an “International Entrepreneur” (I.E.) rule that would allow qualifying foreign investors to develop and grow their start-up companies in the United...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - August, 2016 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: FAA's new drone laws go into effect Monday, allowing US companies to innovate - The regulatory scheme around civilian drones is still taking shape, but the...more

Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule Gives Startup Founders Temporary Stay in U.S.

by Perkins Coie on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week proposed a new rule that will allow certain immigrant startup founders to receive “parole” or temporary permission to...more

New Immigration Rule to Welcome Start-Up Foreign Entrepreneurs

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Following up on President Obama’s proposal to acknowledge the global marketplace of ideas and leverage current immigration law to encourage entrepreneurship and economic growth, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service...more

U.S. Immigration Proposes Solution for International Entrepreneurs

by Carlton Fields on

Current visa options limit the ability of foreign national entrepreneurs to start and grow companies in the United States. As a result, the United States is less able to attract the world’s very best and most innovative...more

Venture Capitalists and Immigration Proponents Likely Disappointed by USCIS Proposed Entrepreneurial Parolee Rule

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: USCIS proposes a regulation to grant special “parole” entry to certain foreign entrepreneurs backed by venture capitalists and angel investors. The rule is long and complicated, while the benefit granted...more

Streamlined Procedures for Authenticating Documents in Brazil

by Carlton Fields on

Brazil has become the 111th contracting state to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (the "Convention"). The text of the Convention was approved by the Brazilian...more

Reducing Redundancy: Colorado Repeals its State-Specific Employment Verification Requirement

by Littler on

Effective August 10, 2016, Colorado has eliminated the requirement that employers collect and retain state employment verification forms for each new hire. The Colorado General Assembly concluded that the state collection...more

SEC Sanctions Unregistered EB-5 Investments Broker

by Carlton Fields on

We previously warned that some individuals involved with arranging EB-5 investments may be required to register as broker-dealers (see "Immigrant Investor Program Raises SEC Broker Registration Issues" in the Summer 2014...more

Global Immigration Update: The "BREXIT" Question

by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C on

On 23 June 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union— the so-called "British Exit" or "Brexit". No doubt, you've seen the media coverage of this historical vote, which was primarily...more

The Brexit

by King & Spalding on

The result of yesterday's vote of the UK electorate is in favour of the UK leaving the European Union. This is merely the first step in a very long road (up to two years) which begins with the UK serving notice of its...more

The UK has voted to leave the EU: What now?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The British public have voted that the UK should leave the EU. The EU Referendum vote (the Leave Vote) does not by itself result in an automatic UK exit from the EU. The EU Treaty provides for a framework for a...more

Overcoming Past Indiscretions — Getting Into Canada

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

As many of you probably have in these past few weeks, I’ve been enjoying the NBA playoffs. Perhaps not as many of you have been wondering what I have been contemplating: how is it that NBA players with criminal pasts are...more

Immigration Laws Stifle US Business

US immigration laws have not been created with the growing global economy’s need for foreign talent in mind, and should be reformed to promote hiring the best minds for the US economy. With globalization of the modern...more

Corporate Immigration: Changing the Way America Does Business

by Ronald Shapiro on

The United States is undoubtedly a country filled with opportunity, prosperity, and diverse culture. Although America is one of the richest, most economically powerful countries in the world, it is important to recognize that...more

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