Mid-March 2017 Immigration Update

 Headlines President Trump Signs Revised ‘Travel Ban’ Executive Order; Federal District Court Blocks Ban Temporarily – President Donald Trump signed a revised “travel ban” executive order on March 6. USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Starting April 3 – The suspension may last up to 6 months. Have You Been Using E-Verify for […]

March 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: DHS Issues Two New Immigration Enforcement Memos – Two new DHS memoranda call for strict enforcement of immigration laws, stepped-up detentions, and enhancement of expedited removal, among other things. TSA Notifies Travelers of Upcoming 2018 REAL ID Airport Enforcement – Effective January 22, 2018, TSA will start enforcing REAL ID requirements at airport security […]

Mid-February 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines Ninth Circuit Blocks Entry Ban: Recent Developments re Trump Administration’s Executive Order – This article summarizes the rapidly developing immigration-related actions of the Trump administration, and related counteractions. USCIS Will Accept Only New Forms After February 21, 2017 – New fees for USCIS forms took effect in December, and updated versions of those forms […]

Entry Ban: FAQs – Updated 2/14/2017

These updated FAQs reflect the situation with regard to President Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nations,” banning entry to the United States by individuals traveling from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, as of 6 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 14, 2017. New developments continue […]

February 2017 Global Immigration Update

Feature Article: ELECTRONIC TRAVELER SYSTEMS: AN OVERVIEW – This article provides an overview of recent developments with respect to electronic traveler systems in several countries. Country Updates: BELGIUM – A new Act provides for an increased focus on integration efforts, including mandatory signing of a “newcomers statement” for long-term (greater than three months) residence for […]

Entry Ban: FAQs – Updated 02/10/2017

These updated FAQs reflect the situation with regard to President Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nations,” banning entry to the United States by individuals traveling from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, as of 5 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 10, 2017. New developments continue […]