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What Are the New Changes to the U.K. Immigration Rules? (December 2017)

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The U.K. Government made a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules on 7 December 2017 and the Home Office issued an Explanatory Note shortly afterward. The changes are due to take effect at different times over a...more

U.K./EU Joint Report on Brexit Negotiations: Immigration Aspects

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On 8 December 2017, the U.K. Government and EU negotiators published a joint report outlining commitments made in the first phase of negotiations with regard to the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. Although the...more

U.K. Government's Technical Note: A New Streamlined Process for All EU Applicants Post-Brexit?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On 7 November 2017, the U.K. Government published a Technical Note on the administrative procedures that will apply to EU citizens post Brexit. The Note contains the intended approach of the Home Office on the new ‘settled...more

International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP): NVCA Wins Case Challenging Delay

by Mintz Levin on

On December 1, 2017 Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) in its challenge to a regulation published by the...more

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Third Version of Travel Ban to Take Effect

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On December 4, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court issued two orders staying preliminary injunctions against President Trump’s latest travel ban, allowing that ban to take effect while ongoing legal challenges to it are being...more

Trump’s Travel Ban Survives Latest Trip to the Supreme Court

News organizations this week are reporting again on President Trump’s so-called travel ban. But what exactly does that mean? We receive a lot of questions about the travel ban in the context of President Trump’s overall...more

Third Time’s The Charm for Trump Travel Ban

by Genova Burns LLC on

On December 4 the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the third version of President Trump’s travel ban to take effect, staying injunctions handed down by two U.S. District Courts in October. The Administration’s latest...more

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban Pending Challenges In Lower Courts – What Businesses Need To Know

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the administration's current travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into effect. The ban, which is the third iteration of travel restrictions...more

Trump’s Travel Ban Is Back On! What That means For employers.

The President’s third version of the Travel Ban (a Proclamation dated September 24, 2017) won a preliminary victory this week at the U.S. Supreme Court. By way of two orders issued Monday, the Court will allow the Travel Ban...more

The Supreme Court Allows Pres. Trump’s Immigration Proclamation to Take Effect

by Miller Canfield on

The Supreme Court has issued orders allowing the Trump Administration to enforce a ban on travel to the United States while the Ninth U.S. Circuit and Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rule on its legality. As we...more

Healthcare, Hospitals, and Immigration: The Need to Access the Global Medical Professional Workforce with Ease

Every healthcare organization has two essential requirements: (1) continuous access to qualified talent; and (2) continuous access to significant numbers of that talent. Hospitals clearly need a lot of employees. To meet...more

Supreme Court Resurrects Travel Ban 3.0 During Appeal

by Fisher Phillips on

The Supreme Court just permitted the president’s latest travel ban – dubbed Travel Ban 3.0 – to be fully implemented while the litigation regarding the policy proceeds through the federal appellate court system. The Court’s...more

Supreme Court: Trump Travel Ban Here to Stay—for Now

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court entered an order permitting the Administration to fully enforce the most recent travel ban, which bars most nationals from seven countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia,...more

US Supreme Court Permits Full 'Travel Ban' to Go Into Effect

by Morgan Lewis on

Pending further appeals, the Court’s decisions grant the federal government’s request to enforce President Trump’s September 24 executive order that limits entry into the United States by nationals from eight countries....more

Supreme Court Allows Full Enforcement of President Trump’s Most Recent Travel Ban

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States approved the Trump administration’s request to allow full enforcement of its most recent travel ban while challenges against it continue within the federal judicial...more

Getting a Green Card Just Got Tougher: USCIS Will Now Interview All Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applicants

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new policy requiring all adjustment of status applicants seeking employment-based green cards to appear for an interview at a USCIS field office. The...more

Big Brother is Watching You: Feds Now Vetting Foreign Workers Via Social Media

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Employers may need to start “following” the information their foreign national workers share on Twitter or Facebook, as the Department of Homeland Security is turning social media into the federal government’s latest...more

'Tis the season...to prepare for H-1B filing

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On April 1, 2018, USCIS will begin accepting cap subject H-1B professional worker petitions for a start date of October 1, 2018. Due to the high demand for H-1B visas, we encourage employers to take time now to identify any...more

A Solution in Search of a Problem: The California Legislature Imposes Duties for Employers When ICE Audits Your I-9s

California Assembly Bill (AB 450) is a bold move by the State Legislature to enter the I-9 arena – an area that has long been recognized as within the domain of the federal government. The Bill was signed by Governor Jerry...more

EB-5 Regional Center Alert: USCIS Annual Certification Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching

The Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Immigration Practice Group reminds all EB-5 Regional Centers that the annual regional center certification submission deadline for 2017 is December 29. United States Citizenship & Immigration...more

International Entrepreneur Rule Survives, For Now

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Trump Administration rule delaying the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) until March 14, 2018, had been implemented without following the necessary Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice and Comment Period...more

Travel Ban 3.0 May Take Effect (For Now), U.S. Supreme Court Rules

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The latest version of the Trump Administration’s travel ban may take effect pending decisions expected shortly from the Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The third...more

Possible Government Shutdown: Immigration Consequences For Employers And Their Foreign National Employees

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

If Congress cannot resolve FY2018 funding issues by December 8, 2017, it will result in another federal government shutdown. Such a shutdown will impact immigration services across a number of different government agencies,...more

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: McDonald’s Supplier Loses Millions of Dollars Following Immigration Raid, Actor Reveals Undocumented...

McDonald’s Bakery Supplier Reeling After Raid by Immigration Officers - Three months ago, the Cloverhill Bakery on the west side of Chicago, a major supplier of hamburger buns to McDonald’s located, was raided by...more

Ninth Circuit Approves Latest Travel Ban, in Part

by Littler on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has lifted, in part, a district court's injunction that temporarily blocked enforcement of the Trump administration's latest travel ban....more

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