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My I-751 Conditional Residence Removal Case is Pending for Too Long. How Do I Prove My Lawful Status?

The Form I-751 is used by conditional residents to remove the conditions on residence and obtain a 10-year lawful permanent resident card. The Form I-751 must be filed during the 90-day “window” before conditional residence...more

The Latest Turn in the Travel Ban Road

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the latest district court decisions involving the President’s so-called travel ban, in which a Hawaii court fully enjoined the proclamation, while a Maryland court allowed it to stand as to...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

The Impact of U.S. Immigration Changes Over The Past Year Under The Trump Administration: What You Need To Know

by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP on

Despite the fact that the new administration has not had any legislative success in the immigration arena over the past year, U.S. Citizenship Services has issued many updated policy memos changing procedures and changed the...more

Ninth Circuit Approves Travel Ban 3.0, In Part

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban proclamation to go into effect – at least in part. Ruling on the injunction issued by the District Court in Hawaii that...more

A promising solution for employers hiring foreign talent: An analysis of the Global Skills Strategy

by DLA Piper on

It has been widely recognized that Canadian employers, particularly high-growth companies, need a faster and more predictable process for attracting top global talent in order to increase economic growth, create more jobs and...more

The October 31st NYC Attack And The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

As many mourn the loss of the victims of the October 31st NYC attack, a parallel conversation surrounding immigration reform has emerged. Immigration reform has been President Trump’s long-standing campaign promise, but has...more

Recent Developments Related to Travel Restrictions for Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela &...

On September 24, 2017, the White House issued Presidential Proclamation 9645, establishing visa and travel restrictions for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen (“Proclamation”). ...more

Ontario Court of Appeal Grounds Class Action Jurisdiction Challenges

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Companies in Canada or doing business with Canadians beware. The Ontario Court of Appeal has held that Ontario courts can take jurisdiction in class actions over plaintiffs who are not Canadian, do not live or work here, and...more

USCIS Expands Interview Requirements to Employment-Based Permanent Resident Applications

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

On October 1, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) began phasing-in interviews for all employment-based green card applicants. Interviews have always been mandatory, but historically USCIS has...more

President Trump’s Third, Indefinite Travel Ban Takes Blows from Courts

by Dickinson Wright on

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have temporarily blocked the implementation of President Trump’s most recent travel ban, which was issued by Presidential Proclamation on September 24, 2017 (Proclamation) and set to take...more

Updated Form I-765 Allows Applicant to Request Social Security Number Without Having to File Separate Request with the Social...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

On October 2, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-765, the application used to apply for an employment authorization document (or “EAD” card). Based on a new...more

Travel Ban: Déjà Vu All Over Again, Again

On September 24, President 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.” Most people...more

Annual Diversity Visa Lottery Now Available!

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery provides 50,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to natives of countries with low immigration to the U.S. over the preceding five years. Anyone selected in this random lottery is given the...more

Travel Ban Update: Two U.S. District Courts Block President Trump’s Third Immigration Travel Ban

On October 17, 2017, a federal judge in Hawaii partially blocked the third iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson issued a temporary restraining order blocking the travel...more

The Latest on President Trump's Executive Order

by Miller Canfield on

President Donald Trump issued his Presidential proclamation, “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats" on Sept. 24, 2017....more

Trump’s Third Travel Ban Suspended In Part

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have issued orders blocking major portions of President Trump’s September 24, 2017 Presidential Proclamation....more

October 2017 Update On Changes To U.S. Immigration Policies Under The Trump Administration And Latest Travel Ban News

by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP on

The Trump administration proposes to make sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policies. On October 8, 2017, the White House issued an Immigration Principles and Policies Statement, which was followed by separate...more

Travel Ban 3.0: A No-Go (for now)

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

Two federal judges have blocked President Trump’s third try at implementing a nationwide travel ban. The first ruling blocking the administration from enforcing the September 24th Presidential Proclamation, which restricts...more

Two Federal Judges Block President Trump’s Newest Travel Ban

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, seated in Honolulu, Hawaii, issued a nationwide injunction against the third and latest version of President Trump’s travel ban. This was followed up on Wednesday morning by...more

DOS Announces Change in Registration Dates for 2019 Diversity Lottery

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On October 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) announced that the entry period for the DV-2019 Diversity Visa (“DV-2019”) lottery that was supposed to start on October 3, 2017, has been closed due to technical...more

Top U.S. Immigration Official Announces Quadrupled Employer Compliance Audits

by Cozen O'Connor on

Employers can expect an increase in immigration compliance audits and investigations by “four to five times” beyond their current levels, the director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) announced...more

Trump's "Travel Ban 3" Is Blocked By Federal Court In Hawaii

Legal commentators suggested that the third version of the Trump travel ban, the September 24 Proclamation, would be harder to challenge because the Proclamation was issued after a government review as to which countries met...more

Trump’s Third Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Court

by Fisher Phillips on

For the third time this year, a federal district court has blocked a presidential travel ban from taking effect. Judge Derrick K. Watson, from the District of Hawaii, today granted a motion for a temporary restraining order...more

Third Travel Ban Blocked by Court

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On the eve of its taking effect, President Donald Trump’s third attempt at a travel ban has been blocked by the District Court in Hawaii. On October 17, 2017, Judge Derrick Watson granted a nationwide temporary restraining...more

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