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Tag: Travel Ban

  • COVID-19 & US Immigration

    I hope you are well and staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.  We know that there is much worry and uncertainty for our clients during this time, especially for businesses with foreign national workers and cross-border employees. We’ve taken the time to address some of the most common concerns during this time, outlined below, as […]

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  • Breaking News: U.S. Suspends Entry of Individuals Who Have Recently Visited 26 European Countries

    On March 11, President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9984 announcing that the U.S. is suspending all travel from 26 European countries beginning Friday at midnight in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.  The travel ban restricts the entry into the U.S. by immigrants or nonimmigrant who were physically present within the Schengen area […]

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  • President Trump Expands Travel Ban 3.0 Adding Six New Countries

    President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation on January 21, 2020, expanding the Travel Ban 3.0 to include certain individuals from Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. According to the Department of Homeland Security, these additions were based on a DHS assessment after reviewing updated security criteria first established with the original travel ban. […]

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  • President Trump’s Travel Ban Two Years Later

    What is commonly referred to as the “travel ban” or “Muslim ban” is the product of three executive orders signed by President Donald Trump in 2017 and 2018. Each executive order met a number of legal challenges in the federal court system, but ultimately, the third version of the order was upheld by the United […]

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  • Present and Future Implications of Trump v. Hawaii Ruling

    On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of President Trump in Trump v. Hawaii, 5-4. This was one of the most highly publicized cases the Supreme Court looked at this term. In addition to the immediate importance of its ruling, this case will also have lasting implications.  The immediate and […]

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  • Breaking News: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Trump, Upholds Travel Ban

    Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold President Trump’s September executive order that restricted travel to the U.S. from several countries. This executive order garnered significant controversy, with critics arguing it was motivated by religious hostility, as evidenced by the fact that it applied to citizens of Muslim majority countries. Numerous legal challenges […]

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  • Supreme Court Shows Support for President Trump’s Travel Ban

    During arguments at the Supreme Court today, the justices seemed to be leaning toward upholding the third version of President Trump’s travel ban. While the final decision isn’t expected until June, if the court does decide in favor of the government, it would be a big win for the Trump Administration.  The court’s conservative justices […]

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  • Chad Travel Restrictions Removed

    On April 10, 2018, the President announced that travel restrictions against the nation of Chad will be removed. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that Chad has raised its security standards to meet the baseline U.S. national security requirements.  According to DHS, Chad has made significant progress toward modernizing its passport documents, regularizing […]

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  • Waivers Under the Travel Ban

    On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued travel ban 3.0, via Presidential Proclamation, which suspends the entry of certain nationals of eight designated countries — Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela and Somalia. However, these entry restrictions may be waived on a case-by-case basis. To qualify for a waiver, a consular officer or […]

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  • From the Desk of Rosanna Berardi: The Government Shutdown

    Late last week, the federal government shut down. While this isn’t completely out of the norm, what is unusual is the fact that the controversy focused on our U.S. immigration system. President Trump’s presidential campaign and first year of office focused heavily on comprehensive immigration reform. The Immigration and Nationality Act hasn’t been formally amended since 1996 and […]

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