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COVID-19 U.S. Travel Restrictions for Foreign Nationals

Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:59EST, all travel to and from Europe’s Schengen Area by foreign nationals will be suspended until further notice. This is an effort by President Trump to control the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. United States citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their spouses and children are exempt from this restriction. […]

By | 2020-03-12T21:59:12+00:00 March 12th, 2020|Categories: Executive Order, Travel|Comments Off on COVID-19 U.S. Travel Restrictions for Foreign Nationals

Travel ban 3.0 extended to six additional countries, effective 2/21/20

On January 31, 2020 President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding Travel Ban 3.0 to include certain foreign nationals of the following six countries: Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. The ban on these additional countries becomes effective February 21, 2020.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, […]

By | 2020-02-03T20:06:40+00:00 February 1st, 2020|Categories: Executive Order, Travel|Comments Off on Travel ban 3.0 extended to six additional countries, effective 2/21/20

In-person Interview again required for employment-based applications for permanent residence

Officials announced Friday that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) will begin requiring in-person interviews for all employment-based applicants seeking permanent resident status, or, a green card. This announcement is a continuation of President Trump’s “extreme vetting” initiative, and is to take effect starting October 1, 2017.

In-person interviews are a part of the […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:02+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: AOS, Executive Order, Permanent Residence|Comments Off on In-person Interview again required for employment-based applications for permanent residence

U.S. State Department Integrates “Buy American and Hire American” into FAM

The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) has made several revisions to the Foreign Affairs Manual (“FAM”) directly reflecting the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order (“EO”) 13788 that was signed by President Trump in April 2017. The FAM is the authoritative source containing policies and procedures to guide DOS consular officers to effectively carry out […]

By | 2017-08-24T19:15:05+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Categories: Administrative Action, Executive Order, F-1, H-1B, L-1, Travel|Comments Off on U.S. State Department Integrates “Buy American and Hire American” into FAM

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review and Allows Parts of the Entry Ban to Take Effect

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision granting review of President Trump’s revised Travel Ban against nationals from six Muslim-majority countries. The Supreme Court will hear the decision in its first session of the next term next October (Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, case number 16-1436).

The Supreme Court also allowed certain […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:02+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Court Decision, Executive Order, Travel|Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review and Allows Parts of the Entry Ban to Take Effect

Executive Order: Buy American And Hire American

On April 18th, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (“EO”) titled, “Buy American And Hire American.” President Trump states that the intent of this EO is to “create higher wages and employment rates for workers in the United States, and to protect their economic interests.” While this is, and should always be, the foundation […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:02+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Executive Order, H-1B|Comments Off on Executive Order: Buy American And Hire American

Travel Ban 2.0 temporarily suspended

The United States District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) on President Trump’s Executive Order  (“EO”) entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”  This TRO prevents the government from enforcing sections 2 and 6 of the EO, and is national in scope. Section […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:02+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Administrative Action, Executive Order, Travel|Comments Off on Travel Ban 2.0 temporarily suspended

Federal Judge Temporarily Suspends Executive Order Banning Entry into the U.S. for Individuals from Certain Countries and Refugees

Friday afternoon, a Federal District Court Judge from the State of Washington issued a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) preventing enforcement of President Trump’s Executive Order (“EO”) which banned individuals from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days and which stopped refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days.

In his decision, the Judge […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Categories: Court Decision, Executive Order|Comments Off on Federal Judge Temporarily Suspends Executive Order Banning Entry into the U.S. for Individuals from Certain Countries and Refugees