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  • President Biden Signs 6 Immigration-related Executive Orders his First Day in Office

    On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders, including six immigration-related directives that focus on reversing the “Muslim travel bans,” halting construction of the border wall, preserving protections for “Dreamers,” and more. This is the beginning of President Biden’s efforts to unravel former President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration measures and […]

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  • Executive Order Overview: L-1 Visa

    In today’s video, our Associate Attorney, Zach Ahlstrom, discusses the impact of President Trump’s executive order on certain nonimmigrant visa categories. One of these categories is the L-1 visa. However, as Canadians are visa-exempt, Canadians are still eligible to apply for and renew L-1 status at the border. When the executive order was initially issued […]

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  • Trump’s Executive Order on the 2020 Census

    On July 21, 2020, Trump signed an executive order declaring undocumented immigrants not be counted in the 2020 Census. The basis of Trump’s order stems from how a “person” is defined in the U.S. Constitution, which requires “persons in each State” to be counted in the census. What is the impact of the Census? The U.S. Census […]

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  • White House Amends Order Suspending Entry of Foreign Nationals Under Certain Work Visa

    On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation prohibiting foreign nationals  from entering the U.S. under H-1B, H-2B, J (if participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work program), or L nonimmigrant visa status.  The original proclamation applied the prohibition on entry to foreign nationals who are outside the […]

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  • CGTN’s The World Today talks with Rosanna Berardi about Trump’s Work Visa Suspension

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, and CGTN’s Asieh Namdar discuss President’s Trump’s suspension of new work visas & barring foreigners from seeking employment in the United States

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  • New Executive Order Suspends Entry of Foreign Nationals Who “Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market”

    On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation continuing and expanding his Presidential Proclamation 10014 issued April 22, 2020.   Who is Impacted? Effective June 24, the June 22nd proclamation prohibits foreign nationals, and any foreign nationals accompanying or following to join them, from entering the U.S. under the following nonimmigrant visa classifications: H-1B: […]

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  • New Executive Order Suspends Entry of Certain Persons Connected with Certain Industries in Iran

    The President has issued an executive order imposing sanctions against certain persons connected with the construction, mining, manufacturing, or textiles industries in Iran. This executive order includes the suspension of the immigrant or nonimmigrant entry of such persons into the United States. The entry of Iranian immigrants and nonimmigrants in these fields is hereby suspended, […]

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  • Fee Announced for H-1B Electronic Registration

    USCIS announced yesterday the fee involved with the newly required electronic registration of H-1B cap petitioners. The fee is $10 for each electronic registration, and it is intended to recover the costs spent on the new H-1B registration system. The proposed fee for electronic registration is...

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  • The ‘Buy American and Hire American’ Executive Order Two Years Later

    On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Buy American and Hire American.” The President insisted that the Executive Order would favor American workers more so than the policies already in place. He also intended, among other things, for the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order to address his concerns […]

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  • Proposed Changes to H-1B Rule Could Spell Major Changes to Lottery System

    In an effort to make the H-1B visa program more effective and efficient, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new notice of proposed rulemaking. This proposed rule is also prompted by the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order, which specifically suggested reforms to the H-1B program to ensure that these visas are […]

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