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Confused by the Evolving Travel Ban? Here’s a Cheat Sheet with the Latest Guidance

While the Travel Ban continues to move up and down the federal court system, here are the latest rules governing travel for citizens of the affected countries as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s lifting of the lower...more

Two Supreme Court Orders Reinstate Trump’s Travel Ban

by Mintz Levin on

On Monday, December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two separate, but related, orders staying lower courts’ preliminary injunctions against President Trump’s most recent travel ban. The practical impact of these...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

Ninth Circuit Approves Latest Travel Ban, in Part

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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

Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Allows Partial Implementation

On November 13, 2017, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco partially granted an emergency request by the United States government to allow the travel ban issued by President Trump on September 24, 2017 to go...more

IRS Provides Relief for Bona Fide Residents of U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Because of the damage Hurricanes Irma and Maria inflicted on the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, the IRS has relaxed the stringent physical presence requirements that individuals typically must satisfy to qualify as...more

Travel Ban 3.0: Trump’s New Proclamation Broadens Travel Ban, Provides Different Levels of Travel Restrictions

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a new Presidential Proclamation entitled, “Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Process for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists...more

Travel Ban, Take 3

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

President Trump has issued another update to the travel ban first introduced on January 27, 2017 and reissued on March 6, 2017. Presidential Proclamation 9645 Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting...more

USCIS Outlines Protocols For New Employment Permanent Residence Interviews

by Varnum LLP on

On September 28, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ombudsman outlined protocols for new USCIS in-person interviews required for employment-based applicants effective October 1, 2017. Interviews will be...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

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

The Immigration Report: 200 Days of the Trump Administration

by Vedder Price on

Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, there is no denying that the first 200 days of President Trump’s administration have been an interesting time for employers impacted by immigration regulations. The whirlwind of...more

Supreme Court Temporarily Allows Trump Refugee Ban

The saga of court challenges to President Trump’s revised travel ban continued after the preliminary ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, which gave the Administration a partial victory. The Administration received...more

Travel Ban Court Update on Family Members’ as “Bona Fide” Relationship

by Mintz Levin on

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals let stand the Hawaii District Court temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s revised travel ban. This ruling confirms that U.S. family...more

Divided Second Circuit Panel Abandons Relationship Test From Landmark Newman Decision In Upholding Insider Trading Conviction

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On August 23, 2017, a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the insider trading conviction of SAC Capital Advisors, LLC (“SAC”) portfolio manager Mathew Martoma. United...more

With New Academic Year Approaching, Universities and Colleges Must Prepare for Possible Immigration Issues for Foreign and...

Universities and colleges across the United States must add an additional task to their preparations for the start of the 2017-2018 Academic Year: the Trump Travel Ban. As we previously reported, the travel ban remains in...more

Trump Backs Legislation to Reduce Legal Immigration Rates

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On August 2, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his support for the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment ("RAISE") Act, introduced by Republican Senators Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA)....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

US Supreme Court Denies Motion to Clarify Scope of Prior ‘Travel Ban’ Decision

by Morgan Lewis on

The Court’s decision leaves in place the relevant parts of a July 13 decision by a federal district judge in Hawaii finding the administration’s interpretation of “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United...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

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

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