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USAOs Bring Two More Cryptocurrency Related Fraud Actions

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

All things cryptocurrency related continue to be significant draws for investors. Unfortunately that attraction often leads to a loss of investor cash. The losses, however, are not typically from the cryptocurrency but from...more

Trump’s Travel Ban Does Not Include Fiances

by Ronald Shapiro on

Hours before the revised travel ban took effect, the Trump administration reversed its decision and is now allowing foreign fiancés to travel to the United States while the ban is in place. Trump’s travel ban on six mainly...more

Russia Prepares to Retaliate for U.S. Sanctions

by Jones Day on

On April 13, 2018, the Duma (lower chamber of the Russian parliament) introduced a draft law "On Measures to Counter Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and/or Other Foreign States" ("Draft Law") in response to...more

Chad Removed From Travel Ban 3.0 List

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Chad is no longer on the Travel Ban 3.0 list of restricted countries. President Donald Trump lifted this restriction because “Chad has made improvements and now sufficiently meets the baseline. . . ” The President’s...more

Recent Guidance Regarding Withholding on Certain Transfers of Partnership Interests by Non-U.S. Persons

On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-29, "Guidance Regarding the Implementation of New Section 1446(f) for Partnership Interests That Are Not Publicly...more

IRS issues guidance on dispositions of partnership interests by non-U.S. investors

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On April 2, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2018-29 (the “Notice”), which provides important interim guidance on the new withholding regime created as part of last December’s tax reform legislation,...more

China Tightens Scrutiny Over the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties

by WilmerHale on

The Measures on the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties (Pilot) (“Measures,” click here for the Chinese-language text) (dated March 18 and published March 29, 2018, with immediate effect) tighten...more

Massachusetts’ New REAL ID-Compliant Driver’s License Requirements

by Mintz Levin on

On March 26, 2018, Massachusetts adopted a new system for driver’s licenses and identification (Mass ID) cards to comply with the REAL ID federal standards. Massachusetts residents now have two options for their driver’s...more

Update On Deferred Enforced Departure For Liberians

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians will terminate on March 31, 2019. USCIS has now published filing instructions in the Federal Register for those Liberians affected who wish to extend their employment...more

Mergers and acquisitions: post-completion immigration actions

by Dentons on

Where an organisation has a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence to employ non-EEA workers they have a responsibility to report to the Home Office when certain events occur. Examples include where the organisation moves premises, changes...more

Migration Advisory Committee publishes interim report

by Dentons on

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), in a report published 27 March 2018, has highlighted the growing concern among employers about the potential negative impact of restricting immigration in the UK, and the increasing...more

Inadequate and Incorrect Visa Applications, Increased State Department Scrutiny Lead to 17% Drop in Granted F-1 Student Visa...

Last week, the American Immigration Counsel reported a sharp, one-year decline in the number of F-1 Student Visas issued to international students seeking to study in US colleges and universities. According to the Counsel,...more

As an H-1B or L-1 Petitioner, Do I Need to Worry About the Export Control Rules?

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Under U.S. Department of Commerce rules, the disclosure of technology to a foreign national (even if that individual is physically located in the United States or the disclosure occurs in the course of that individual’s...more

The Supreme Court - March 20, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued one decision today: Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, No. 15-1439: Respondents are three pension funds and an individual who purchased shares of Cyan, Inc....more

What Businesses Need to Know Before Transferring Employees to the U.S.

Over the course of the past year, it has become harder for companies to bring foreign employees to the U.S. Although for the most part current laws governing visas, business meetings, and tourism have not changed, the...more

Travel Ban 3.0 Updated: DOS Waiver Process

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

News outlet Reuters has reported that during the first month of Travel Ban 3.0, 8,400 individuals from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Venezuela applied for visas, while only an estimated 100...more

Lauri Love – How high has the forum bar really been set?

by White & Case LLP on

In what has been hailed as a landmark decision, the High Court recently refused to allow the extradition of UK citizen Lauri Love to the USA for offences of cyber theft, activating the forum bar for the first time since its...more

Singapore Employment Act Amendments: Expanding coverage to professionals, managers and executives while tightening rules on hiring...

by Dentons on

Due to the increasing number of professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) in the Singapore workforce, the Ministry of Manpower has made various changes to the Employment Act of Singapore (the Act) – most notably expanding...more

ICE Storm: Immigration Compliance Threats To The Hospitality Industry

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s no secret that immigration compliance is a priority to the Trump administration, so the recent announcement that it expects the number of worksite investigations to quadruple in coming years should come as no surprise....more


by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

If foreign national employees have recently experienced trouble scheduling INFOPASS appointments, it may be because USCIS is preparing for an expected rollout of a new pilot program over the next couple of months. Instead of...more

U.S. Cracks Down On Birth Tourism Industry

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Travelling to another country for medical procedures, or medical tourism, is a growth industry both as an export and an import. U.S. citizens may travel for medical treatments that are less expensive and patients with means...more

Update On H-4 EAD Rule Rescission

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following up on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Order of February 21, 2018, DHS has requested still more time to review the H-4 EAD Rule. In a status report filed on February 28, 2018, just a week after the...more

2018 California Employment Legislation and Regulatory Update

by Jones Day on

The California Legislature in 2017 adopted multiple statutes that increase the complexity and scope of employment regulation. Most notable was the passage and signing of Assembly Bill 168, which prohibits employers from...more

What Is Chain Migration?

by Ronald Shapiro on

When United States citizens or lawful permanent residents sponsor their family members to enable them to move to the U.S., this family reunification process is often referred to as chain migration. Although family-based...more

Travel Ban Case At The U.S. Supreme Court, But DACA Will Wait

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Supreme Court is now in the middle of two high-profile immigration cases: Travel Ban 3.0 and the DACA rescission. The Court let President Donald Trump’s travel ban go in effect while litigation challenging the ban is...more

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