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.

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.

 

UNITED STATES – New Executive Order on Immigration Effective 16 March

On 6 March 2017, President Donald Trump released a revised executive order entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States (the “Order”) following legal challenges to the preceding order issued earlier this year.

The new Order becomes effective as of 16 March 2017, and differs from the previous Order in several important respects.

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UNITED STATES – New Executive Order on Immigration Effective 16 March

This news alert was prepared using information provided by the White House and Littler.

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 – Immigration Proposals from the White House and Congress that Could Impact Businesses and Workers

The White House recently issued an Executive Order which limits the entry of certain individuals into the United States, and updates to this Executive Order are being released on an almost daily basis.  As the “travel ban” issues continue to be discussed, details of further proposed Executive Orders on business immigration have been leaked to the public.

Upon first review of the leaked draft Executive Orders, along with a few bills recently introduced in Congress, the proposals could have a major impact on the employment visa process, including temporary work authorisation and permanent resident status (green cards) for foreign national employees.

Our US immigration law partner, Maggio + Kattar, has prepared a summary of the contents of the leaked draft Executive Orders and the proposed congressional bills, and an analysis of their potential impact on businesses.