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|Travel Ban Temporarily Enjoined|
Michael H. Neifach, Amy L. Peck; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 27, 2017, previously published on February 4, 2017On Friday, February 3, and effective immediately, the travel restrictions for individuals from seven identified countries was halted by Judge James Robart of the Western District of Washington. In State of Washington, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. Judge Robart granted a nationwide Temporary...
|Trump Travel Ban Impacts Hires from 7 Countries|
Joseph R. Hugg; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
March 22, 2017, previously published on February 2017The biggest story from the first two weeks of Donald Trump's Presidency is his Order temporarily banning refugees and citizens of 7 countries from entering the U.S. - even if they already obtained a visa or permanent resident status (i.e., a "green card").
|Trump Administration Announces New Iranian Sanctions |
Mary I. Edquist; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 16, 2017, previously published on February 3, 2017Today, Feb. 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned numerous new entities and individuals. These sanctioned parties are believed to have been involved in procuring technology and/or materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile...
|Travel Ban Update: Hearing Today On Immigration Temporary Restraining Order|
Ahmed E. Ammar, Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 16, 2017, previously published on February 7, 2017On February 3, 2017, Washington State Federal District Court Judge James Robart issued a very broad temporary restraining order (“TRO”)* against President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769 "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,"...
|New Executive Order May Impact Travel For Foreign National Employees|
A. Stevenson Bogue; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
March 15, 2017, previously published on First Quarter 2017President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017 called “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The most publicized portion of the Executive Order is the portion banning virtually all refugees for the next 120 days; however, there are...
|Update on Express Entry|
Henry J. Chang; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
March 15, 2017, previously published on February 15, 2017Since Express Entry began on January 1, 2015, it has been necessary for prospective permanent residents to first receive an Invitation to Apply (“ITA”) before submitting an application for permanent residence under one of the following categories:
|President Trump Promises Revised Entry Ban Order Next Week|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
March 15, 2017, previously published on February 16, 2017In a presidential press conference and a legal brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Trump Administration said today that it would issue a new and “comprehensive” immigration executive order as early as next week. The order is expected to put in place a new entry ban...
|Updated Guidance on the Implementation of the Travel Ban Executive Order|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 15, 2017, previously published on February 02, 2017The President’s Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017 continues to affect travelers on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen who are applying for entry to the United States at any port of entry—air, land or sea. Government agencies can review individual...
|Two Work Permit Categories Now Require Additional Documents|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
March 15, 2017, previously published on February 16, 2017Work permit applicants within the Foreign Professionals and Specific Countries categories must now include their labor contract and the company’s payroll document to support their work permit applications.
|The New Form I-9: The Forgotten Immigration Law|
Gretchen M. Ostroff; Vandeventer Black LLP;
March 15, 2017, previously published on January 2017While the President’s recent executive order on immigration has received widespread attention, another immigration law that affects employers across the United States quietly took effect last week. Last fall, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued...