UNITED STATES – Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

On 5 December 2017, the US Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration’s latest travel ban to take full effect while the case is pending litigation on the merits to determine whether all or part of the ban is unconstitutional and should be permanently enjoined.

 

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UNITED STATES – Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio + Kattar, Littler and Foster.

UNITED STATES – US Department of State Announces New Travel Restrictions

On 24 September 2017, just as the previous travel ban was due to expire, the US President issued a Proclamation indefinitely imposing various new restrictions on immigrant and non-immigrant entry for certain nationals of five of the countries affected by the previous travel ban (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen) and three additional non-Muslim majority countries (Chad, North Korea and Venezuela).

See also the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security.

Note that travel restrictions have been removed from Sudanese nationals. The latest travel restrictions do not affect refugees.

The new order took effect immediately for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen who cannot show “a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”.

For nationals of those five countries who do have a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity on the United States, and for nationals of Chad, North Korea and Venezuela, the new restrictions will take effect on 18 October 2017.

 

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UNITED STATES – US Department of State Announces New Travel Restrictions

This news alert was prepared using information provided by 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.

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.