Federal Court Blocks Key Components in Second Executive Order

On Wednesday, March 15, a federal judge in Hawaii temporarily blocked implementation and enforcement of the “travel ban” and “refugee ban” prescribed by President Trump’s second Executive Order. Last week, the State of Hawaii and Ismail Elshikh, Ph.D. of Hawaii sought a nationwide temporary restraining order against these portions of the amended Executive Order byCONTINUE READING >

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Trump’s ban becomes an H-1B fight

It’s not the number of H-1B visa holders from banned countries that is driving this challenge The U.S. technology industry warned President Donald Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers. The administration’s seven-country ban is, for the tech industry, a blinkingCONTINUE READING >

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Trump travel ban is ‘scary’ for Hollywood, which relies on a global talent pool

Los Angeles producer Rossi Cannon relies heavily on foreign directors and cinematographers to make commercials for brands such as Nike. Cannon, 48, never thought that her access to the global talent pool might be limited. Now she’s not so sure. The election of President Trump, she says, has increased anxiety in the entertainment industry aboutCONTINUE READING >

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Refugee resettlement agency on Trump’s ban: ‘Our clients are very concerned’

Catholic Charities of Buffalo planned to welcome 19 refugees to Buffalo this week, but instead those refugees are temporarily banned from entering the United States for the next four months. An executive order signed Jan. 27 by President Trump suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and halts admissions of citizens from sevenCONTINUE READING >

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Is the Travel Ban Illegal? Immigration Attorney Weighs in on Trump’s Executive Order

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It’s been a busy weekend for immigration attorneys, who constantly fielded calls related to President Trump’s executive order that calls for a temporary immigrant and refugee ban from seven countries. “Some of our clients are corporations that have offices throughout the world and they transfer people from various countries into the U.S.CONTINUE READING >

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Client Update Following President Trump’s Executive Orders

On Friday, January 27, President Trump signed an Executive Order halting visa issuance to refugees for 120 days (and for Syrians indefinitely), and stopping immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days. These countries include: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.   Trump’s order took effect immediately, leaving many foreign nationals and greenCONTINUE READING >

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Client Travel Warning Following President Trump’s Executive Orders

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order relating to visa issuance, screening procedures, and refugees. The Executive Order is titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” Key points of the order provide for: • A 120-day suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. • An indefinite banCONTINUE READING >

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