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Immigration Reform is a term commonly used to refer to comprehensive efforts to address limitations, deficiencies and inequalities within a country's immigration policies and systems. In the United States,... more +
Immigration Reform is a term commonly used to refer to comprehensive efforts to address limitations, deficiencies and inequalities within a country's immigration policies and systems. In the United States, the term is often used to describe legislative efforts to remedy problems associated with illegal immigration, including protecting undocumented workers, expanding citizenship eligibility, and strengthening border security.   less -

Employment Law 2017 Year in Review

by Barley Snyder on

While the buzz and publicity on the issue has been mainly contained to the worlds of politics, media and entertainment, with recognizable names such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. all facing...more

Second Federal Court Injunction Issued To Keep DACA In Place, Fate Remains Uncertain

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following January’s ruling by Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, a second federal court has issued a nationwide injunction ordering the government to keep DACA in place. Judge Nicolas G. Garaufis of the US District Court...more

IBIC Pushes for Solutions As the Clock Continues to Tick

by Ronald Shapiro on

The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and other business leaders are currently working against President Trump’s difficult immigration policies, and are asking for Congress’s assistance. The IBIC consistent with...more

What Would Jesus Do? Exploring the Biblical Perspective on Immigration

by Gerald Nowotny on

Overview - In this era of great bipartisan divide, the Democrats and Republicans would most likely not be able to agree on where to have a holiday celebration and what to have on the menu. In the Culture War many...more

Streamlined, Bipartisan Immigration Bill Offered To Resolve DACA Dilemma

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

With the February 8th deadline for debate on DACA imminent and the March 5th DACA termination deadline approaching, legislators have been introducing bills to resolve the long-standing “Dreamer” issue. Senators John McCain...more

President Trump’s Four Pillars for Immigration Reform

In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday January 30, 2018, President Donald Trump highlighted his plan for immigration reform, which consists of four pillars: (1) creating a path to citizenship for DREAMers, (2)...more

The Weekly Round-Up: ICE Clarifies Policy on Detention, State of the Union Highlights Immigration, and Twins are Born, but Only...

ICE Agents Directed to Detain Undocumented Immigrants Attending Court - On Wednesday, January 31, ICE announced a new set of guidelines pertaining to how they will conduct arrests of undocumented immigrants at federal and...more

How Do These DACA Replacement Bills Measure Up?

by Ronald Shapiro on

Congress is currently considering several bills that would affect the nearly 700,000 individuals currently residing in the US under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) implemented under President Obama...more

[Webinar] US Immigration - A One Year Look Back - February 14th, 1:00pm CT

Following President Trump’s Executive Orders promising to toughen US immigration policy, the executive agencies that administer US immigration laws have issued new policy statements and are promulgating new regulations that...more

State of the Union Address Reaffirms Newly Released Framework for Immigration Reform and Border Security

by Littler on

During his January 30, 2018 State of the Union address, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to the administration’s immigration reform and border security framework....more

The Trump Scorecard – One Year Later

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In our inaugural Wealth Management newsletter in February, 2017, we analyzed the President’s campaign platform and made predictions about the President’s legislative agenda. We checked our predictions in May and again in...more

The Four Pillars

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In his first State of the Union address, President Trump described four “pillars” to his immigration plan, with mixed reception. The pillars reinforce his campaign slogan to “Buy American, Hire American” and track with the...more

H-1B Visas: File Now or Forever Hold Your Peace?

by Barley Snyder on

Every year around this time employers subject to the H-1B visa cap start considering whether to file petitions for highly skilled workers from foreign countries. This year employers should think twice before putting that...more

II-27 - Our 1st Anniversary Special: Bringing Back Our Inaugural Guest to Discuss What Was and What Will Still Be With President...

by Cozen O'Connor on

Happy Anniversary! This podcast started one year ago today on February 1, 2017 with Howard Schweitzer prognosticating about what employers can expect with a new President Trump Administration. One year to the day, Howard...more

State Of The Union Address – Immigration Point Summary

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Last evening, President Trump delivered his State of the Union Address, which touched on many aspects of immigration. The President’s plan consists of four pillars, summarized below: 1.) Path to Citizenship for 1.8...more

White House Proposes Immigration Reform Package: What You Need to Know

On Thursday, the White House released a one-page Immigration Reform Package, amid mounting pressure from congressional leaders for some indication about what kind of immigration bill President Trump would support....more

Howard’s Weekly Roundup - January 27 - Part 1.

by Fisher Phillips on

Thanks for the input on topics you’d like to see and on your own observations to reference in the weekly Update. In order to keep this report short, we’re shifting most book, movie and certain other categories to the full...more

Trump Administration Releases Framework For Immigration Deal

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Trump Administration has released a new framework containing components of proposed immigration reform. Not surprisingly, border security is at the top of the list and includes the following components:-...more

2018 Brings New Changes to Various Business Immigration Programs

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has issued a series of immigration-related executive orders and proclamations that have become the general framework for the future management of U.S. immigration policy and...more

USCIS Issues Guidance On DACA Program While Supreme Court Looks At Legality Of Program Rescission

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Post-shutdown, while Congress debates immigration and the future of the “Dreamers,” the litigation over the legality of President Donald Trump’s rescission of DACA is speeding up. The U.S. Supreme Court accepted the request...more

DACA Program Preoccupies Courts and Confounds Congress

by Genova Burns LLC on

Since September 2017 when the Trump Administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), litigation and Congressional inertia have contributed to the creation of an uncertain...more

Five Immigration To-Do’s for Employers in 2018

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The White House and Department of Homeland Security have announced plans to change the legal immigration system in ways that could significantly impact employers with foreign workers who are managers, executives,...more

Status Of The “Dreamers”? It’s All Right For Now, But Still Very Much Up In The Air

Last week, a federal judge in San Francisco preliminarily blocked the Trump Administration’s plan to commence an orderly termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by March 5. The court ruled that,...more

Time to Think About the H-1B Cap Season and Your Employment Needs

On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for professional positions. We note that these petitions will have a start date of Oct. 1, 2018....more

U.S. ICE Announces Plans for More Raids on Businesses

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents targeted 98 7-Eleven stores and arrested 21 undocumented workers in raids last week. In a public statement, Thomas D. Horman, ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official...more

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