• Trump Travel Ban Impacts Hires from 7 Countries
  • March 22, 2017 | Author: Joseph R. Hugg
  • Law Firm: Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. - New Orleans Office
  • The 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"). Many American employers have long-term employees working pursuant to "green cards," and thousands of businesses rely on foreign workers to provide skilled labor pursuant to a H-1B visas, or less specialized work pursuant to an H-2 visas. Multi-national companies also depend on foreign "transfers" who work under L visas. If your business currently employs or seeks to hire workers from one of the 7 nations on the banned list (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen), consult an attorney with employment- and immigration-law experience to determine whether the Trump Ban will affect your employees or disrupt your hiring plans.