Entries by Cyrus Mehta

October 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines Trump Administration Implements New Travel Restrictions – The Trump administration has announced travel and visa restrictions with respect to the countries of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, subject to “categorical exceptions and case-by-case waivers.” Following Mysterious Attacks, United States Suspends Visas for Cubans, Withdraws Most Staff From Havana Embassy, […]

Mid-September 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: President Orders End of DACA in Six Months, With Mixed Signals About Future for ‘Dreamers’; Two Lawsuits Challenge Program’s Termination –President Trump has ordered the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama administration program that allowed certain people who came to the United States as children to continue to live, go to […]

September 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines DHS Cancelled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Trump has rescinded DACA and issued a winding down process. USCIS Denies Pending Advance Parole Applications for H-1B, L Applicants Traveling Outside the United States – Immigration lawyers are advising their H-1B and L clients to avoid traveling internationally while their advance parole applications are […]

Mid-August 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines Labor Dept. Announces Revisions to H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Forms, Comment Period – Pursuant to a June news release calling for proposed form changes “to better protect American workers, confront fraud, and increase transparency,” the Department of Labor published a notice announcing its intent to revise its information collection for the H-1B, H-1B1 and […]

August 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Sens. Graham, Durbin Introduce Bipartisan ‘Dream Act’– On July 20, 2017, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the “Dream Act,” a bipartisan legislative effort that would allow immigrant students who grew up in the United States to earn lawful permanent residence. DHS Increases FY 2017 Limit on H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Workers […]

July 2017 Global Immigration Update

Feature Article: DATA PROTECTION: AN OVERVIEW – This article provides an overview of recent developments in several countries with respect to data protection.Country Updates Country Updates: GERMANY – Effective August 1, 2017, the German parliament is implementing European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66/EC (Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)). ITALY – The Italian government has reintroduced filing fees for […]

Mid-July 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: State Dept. Issues Guidance on Trump ‘Travel Ban’; Hawaii Motion Denied; More Court Action – The Department of State recently released guidance on President Trump’s “travel ban.” The Department’s guidance was issued following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling partially granting the government’s request to stay lower court injunctions against the travel ban. A federal […]

July 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Supreme Court Partially Lifts Trump Travel Ban Preliminary Injunctions – The Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in the related cases in October brought against the Trump administration in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Fourth Circuits. USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed for Conrad 30 Medical Doctors, Interested […]

Mid-June 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Ninth Circuit Rules Against President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held on June 12, 2017, that President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in issuing the revised executive order banning travel to the United States from certain countries. New State Dept. Form Asks Certain Visa Applicants […]

June 2017 Global Immigration Update

Feature Article: EFFECTS OF INCREASED ENFORCEMENT, SECURITY, NATIONALISM ON IMMIGRATION LAW: AN OVERVIEW – This article provides an overview of recent developments in several countries with respect to increases in enforcement, security measures, and nationalism. Country Updates: AUSTRALIA – This article summarizes significant changes to the 457 visa system that will replace the current 457 […]