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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 |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

9th Circuit Upholds injunction on President Trumps Travel Ban

Monday, June 12th, 2017, the 9th Circuit became the second court to uphold an injunction on President Trump’s Travel Ban. This ruling affirmed a March decision from Judge Watson of the Federal District Court in Hawaii. Previously, the Fourth Circuit also upheld an injunction, a decision which prompted the administration to seek review by the U.S. Supreme Court. […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Categories: Administrative Action, Court Decision, Travel|Comments Off on 9th Circuit Upholds injunction on President Trumps Travel Ban

Department of State Announces desired new Visa Interview Questions

Today, May 4th, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) released a list of new questions it seeks to ask all applicants in visa interviews. DOS is asking the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for emergency review and approval of its ability to incorporate these questions into all visa interviews moving forward. This list is […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Travel|Comments Off on Department of State Announces desired new Visa Interview Questions

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 |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Administrative Action, Executive Order, Travel|Comments Off on Travel Ban 2.0 temporarily suspended

President Trump to Issue Executive Order Barring Entry Into the U.S. by Nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen

President Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order as early as tomorrow entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” Once signed, the order will immediately implement two changes that will directly impact individuals seeking to enter the United States.

The order will create an immediate 30 day bar to enter into the […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Administrative Action, Travel|Comments Off on President Trump to Issue Executive Order Barring Entry Into the U.S. by Nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen

EVUS registration requirement for Chinese Citizens with 10-year B visas

Chinese nationals are commonly issued a 10-year visa to enter the U.S. for business/pleasure. Employers often use this visa for international associates to enter the U.S. for business meetings or training.

On November 29, 2016, a new rule came into effect requiring all Chinese nationals with this 10-year visa (B1/B2, B1, and B2 visas in passports issued by […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Travel|Comments Off on EVUS registration requirement for Chinese Citizens with 10-year B visas

Global Entry Program Will Open to All German Citizens on February 16, 2016

On February 16, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will announce that participation in the Global Entry program is open to German citizens traveling to the U.S. in nonimmigrant status. Global Entry is a CBP Trusted Traveler program that allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers, and it significantly speeds processing through […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Global Entry, Travel|Comments Off on Global Entry Program Will Open to All German Citizens on February 16, 2016

Global Entry Program Will Open to UK Citizens on December 3, 2015

CBP today announced that participation in the Global Entry program will open to UK citizens traveling to the U.S. in nonimmigrant status effective December 3, 2015. Global Entry is a CBP Trusted Traveler program that allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers, and it significantly speeds processing through immigration when returning to the […]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Travel|Comments Off on Global Entry Program Will Open to UK Citizens on December 3, 2015