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.

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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.

 

WEBINAR: US Immigration Under The Trump Administration

 

Today, Tuesday 7 February 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST our US immigration partner Maggio + Kattar is hosting a webinar on “US Immigration Under The Trump Administration“.

Recent changes implemented and proposed by the White House as well as Congress may bring significant changes for employers and their foreign national workers. Maggio + Kattar will discuss the potential impact of these changes, timeline if proposed changes are approved, and strategies for employers to mitigate risk and disruption to their organisations.

In this webinar, Managing Shareholders Jim Alexander and John Nahajzer will discuss:

  • Changes to US Immigration Policy;
  • Executed Executive Orders;
  • Potential Future Changes;
  • Timeline of When Changes Would Impact Employers;
  • Heightened Enforcement and Focus on Compliance;
  • Strategies For Employers To Mitigate Risk and Disruption.

Please click here to register.

UNITED STATES – Federal Judge in Seattle Temporarily Blocks Executive Order

On Friday 3 February 2017, a federal judge in Seattle, Washington issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) with nationwide effect, blocking the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on travel and visa issuance. This TRO means that visas which were provisionally cancelled should now be valid for use.  Refugees granted approval should now be allowed admission and visa applications being held up solely by the Trump orders should now be issued.

For further information on the TRO and the lawsuit brought by Washington and Minnesota States, please read this update from Maggio + Kattar and this from Littler.

UNITED STATES – White House Executive Orders: Travel Ban FAQ

On Friday 27 January 2017, as expected, President Trump signed an Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nations” that included a 90-day ban on entry and visa issuance for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. It also included a 120-day “pause” in refugee admissions.

As Customs and Border Patrol officials and foreign and US airports work to implement this Executive Order and various organisations file lawsuits in the hope of reversing all or part of this order, the situation is currently evolving and changing rapidly.

Please read this FAQ from Maggio and Kattar and this analysis by Littler, both published on Sunday 29 January 2017.