RUSSIA – New Law on Counter-Sanctions Does Not Directly Restrict Immigration

Effective 4 June 2018, Federal Law No. 127-FZ “On Measures of Affect (Counteraction) in Connection with Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and other Foreign States” authorises the government of Russia to impose responsive restriction measures on the US and other foreign states at the President’s decision.

The final version of the law does not specifically stipulate the possibility of imposing a ban on the employment of foreign nationals. This may indicate that such a ban is not being considered among the most likely responsive measures.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Intermark Relocation Services.

COSTA RICA – New Penalties for Overstay

Effective 20 April 2018, the General Directorate of Immigration will begin to enforce an existing, previously unenforced rule imposing a fine of USD 100 per month of overstay, or alternatively a ban from entering Costa Rica of three times the length of the overstay.

The penalties will be applied retroactively to any overstays since 1 March 2010.

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COSTA RICA – New Penalties for Overstay

This news alert was prepared using information provided by ARA LAW Attorneys.

OMAN – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

Effective immediately, Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has suspended the recruitment of foreign nationals in 87 professions, across ten sectors, for six months.

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OMAN – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

This news alert was prepared using information provided by HelpXpat Relocations.

UNITED STATES – Supreme Court Partially Lifts Injunction on President Trump’s March Executive Order on Immigration

On 26 June 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) partially lifted the injunction and agreed to hear arguments on President Trump’s 6 March 2017 executive order (EO) entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.

While the Supreme Court announced that it will hear the full case in October, in the meantime, it issued a limited order (or decision) which will allow the Administration to ban those nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries (Iran Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) and refugees, who cannot show “a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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UNITED STATES – US Supreme Court Partially Lifts Injunction on President Trump’s March Executive Order on Immigration

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio Kattar and Littler.
Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

RUSSIA – Ban on Employment of Turkish Nationals Lifted, Visa Restrictions Eased

Turkish nationals can once more be employed in Russia, and enter Russia visa-free for short business trips.

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RUSSIA – Ban on Employment of Turkish Nationals Lifted, Visa Restrictions Eased

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Vista Foreign Business Support.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

UNITED STATES – Travel Ban Remains On Hold As Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Injunction

On 25 May 2017, the Federal Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued a decision that maintained the injunction on President Trump’s executive order travel ban.

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UNITED STATES – Travel Ban Remains On Hold As Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Injunction

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio Kattar.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

UNITED STATES – Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Block Key Parts of Second Executive Order on Immigration

On 15 March 2017, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) with nationwide effect, blocking key parts of the Trump Administration’s second Executive Order on travel and visa issuance, which was due to come into effect on 16 March 2017.

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UNITED STATES – Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Block Parts of Second Executive Order on Immigration

For further information on the Executive Order and the legal challenges facing it, please read this update from Maggio + Kattar.