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New York Seeks To Add Protections For Discrimination And Retaliation Based On Immigration Status
The New York State Legislature recently approved changes to state law addressing prohibited retaliation in employment, and to vehicle and traffic laws
United States
25 Jul 2019
Trump Administration Announces Plan For Immigration Reform
In an announcement on Thursday, May 16, 2019, President Trump unveiled an outline of his new legislative plan to modernize the nation's immigration framework, promising to "establish[] a new legal immigration system
United States
4 Jun 2019
Potential Changes To U.S.-Canadian Border Policy
On April 25, 2019, the AILA issued a practice alert announcing that the nationwide immigration association had "been in discussions with CBP related to what appeared to be an unannounced policy change in L-1...
United States
23 May 2019
DOL Issues Guidance On Complying With The H-1B LCA Posting Requirement Electronically
Citing a rise in the use of electronic communications in the workplace and an increase in the number of employers providing documents to employees electronically.
United States
8 Apr 2019
H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates For FY 2020
Employers seeking to sponsor H-1B workers for fiscal year 2020 can begin filing petitions on April 1, 2019, for a start date of October 1, 2019.
United States
13 Mar 2019
E-Verify Procedures During The Government Shutdown
When the federal government partially shut down on December 22, 2018, so did E-Verify, the online system for verifying a new hire's eligibility to work.
United States
18 Jan 2019
Potential Immigration Consequences For Workers And Investors In The Canadian Cannabis Industry
Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana effective October 17, 2018. Although many American states have loosened their marijuana restrictions, including those on the U.S.-Canada...
United States
26 Nov 2018
Visa Denial Results In Imminent Deportation For Foreign Nationals
Earlier this month, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum providing guidance on Executive Order 13768 ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
SCOTUS Upholds Travel Restrictions
On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the travel ban implemented by the Trump Administration in September 2017.
United States
9 Jul 2018
New Presidential Proclamation Restricts Travel From Eight Countries
On September 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a "Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States...
United States
28 Sep 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Partially Lifts Injunction On President Trump's March Executive Order On Immigration Policy
On that same day, a federal court in Maryland published a decision to block the Order's 90-day suspension.​
United States
5 Jul 2017
Congressional Spending Bill Reauthorizes Important Immigration Programs
On May 4, 2017, Congress passed an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through Fiscal Year 2017.
United States
16 May 2017
New Executive Order Addresses H-1B Visas
On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order (EO), which addresses H-1B visas.
United States
24 Apr 2017
DOJ Appeals Injunction Of President's New Executive Order Banning Nationals From Certain Countries
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has appealed one of the two federal court injunctions issued in response to President Trump's revised travel ban executive order.
United States
30 Mar 2017
President Trump Signs New Executive Order On Immigration Policy
The new Order becomes effective as of March 16, 2017. Some interesting points are addressed below.
United States
7 Mar 2017
Possible Changes To U.S. Business Immigration Law And Policy Under The New Administration
This article covers proposed legislation, sub-regulatory changes, and—from a practical standpoint—the process/timing for implementing changes under the new administration.
United States
27 Feb 2017
Temporary Restraining Order Halts The Executive Order Suspending The Entry Of Immigrants And Non-Immigrants From Seven Countries
UPDATE: On February 9, 2017, a Ninth Circuit panel upheld the restraining order against President Trump's travel ban.
United States
15 Feb 2017
Updates And Guidance On The Executive Order Suspending The Entry Of Immigrants And Non-Immigrants From Seven Countries
UPDATE: On February 3, 2017, a federal court issued a temporary restraining order halting President Trump's January 27, 2017, executive order.
United States
15 Feb 2017
USCIS Issues New Procedures For Determining Time For Filing Green Card Application
On September 9, 2015, the USCIS promulgated new procedures for determining the visa availability date for individuals waiting to file employment- and family-based applications for permanent residence in the United States.
United States
21 Sep 2015
Current Immigration Consequences Of The Government Shutdown
With the federal government shutdown now a reality, employers should be aware of the immigration consequences.
United States
4 Oct 2013
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