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Posted on March 07th, 2017

On March 6, 2017, the President signed a new Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The new Executive Order will take effect on March 16, 2017 and expressly revokes the January 27, 2017 Executive Order of the same title... [ read more ]

Posted on March 07th, 2017

Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. According to USCIS, this suspension may last up to 6 months... [ read more ]

Posted on February 17th, 2017

Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published Form I-765V, Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse... [ read more ]

Posted on February 10th, 2017

Last night, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Temporary Restraining Order against one of the President’s Executive Orders... [ read more ]

Posted on February 1st, 2017

The White House clarifies via Chief of Staff Reince Priebus that the entry ban found in the Executive Order issued on Janaury 27, 2017, for foreign nationals from certain named countries does not apply to returning lawful permanent residents or immigrant visa holders although these groups of individuals can anticipate being subjected to additional security and enhanced security measures. That said, during these uncertain times, we recommend that you consult with an attorney to discuss the risks associated with international travel prior to departing the United States... [ read more ]

Posted on January 27th, 2017

Late in the day on Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed another Presidential Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” This Executive Order suspends the refugee resettlement program for 120 days; it indefinitely suspends the admission of Syrian refuges; and it suspends entry by non-citizens from certain named countries for at least 90 days, among other things... [ read more ]

Posted on January 25th, 2017

President Trump has taken significant steps with respect to setting immigration policy just days into his presidency by issuing two Presidential Executive Orders on January 25, 2017. We will be providing analysis of the directives contained in these Executive Orders and will also be providing you with information about implementation and impact as the days unfold and this information becomes available... [ read more ]