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  • Senate Unanimously Passes Immigration Bill Lobbied by Big Tech

    On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill entitled “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020.” The bill, which sets out new provisions focused on both green card and H-1B temporary worker reform, was passed without any public hearings and is said to pacify Big Tech’s hankering for cheap indentured labor. Notably, this is the […]

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  • DHS Proposes Rule to Prioritize Selection of H-1B Registrations Based on Wage Levels

    On October 28, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would prioritize the selection of H-1B registrations (or petitions, if the registration process is suspended) based on corresponding wage levels. DHS states that this will better protect the economic interests of U.S. workers, while still allowing U.S. employers […]

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  • Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Administration Can End Temporary Protected Status for More than 300,000 Immigrants

    On Monday, September 14, 2020, a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump can phase out protections for hundreds of thousands of families that have been living and working legally in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California lifted a block on […]

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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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  • NY Attorney General to Sue Over New DHS Policy Suspending Trusted Traveler Programs for NY Residents

    On February 6, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that New York residents are no longer eligible to enroll in U.S. Customs and Border Protections’ (CBP) Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP). The suspension follows the enactment of New York’s Green Light Law in December 2019. The next day, the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, […]

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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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  • 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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  • Temporary Block on Immigrant Health Insurance Requirement

    President Trump’s October 4th Proclamation has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge.  If allowed, it would require those seeking U.S. visas to obtain approved health insurance within 30 days of entry if they are not able to cover their own healthcare expenses. Judge Michael Simon, a Federal District Judge in Portland, Oregon, issued a nationwide temporary […]

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  • Presidential Proclamation to Block Entry for Uninsured Immigrants

    On October 4, 2019, President Trump issued a proclamation that will require legal immigrants to gain approved health insurance coverage within 30 days of their entry to the U.S, unless they can prove that they are in a financial position that allows them to cover their own foreseeable medical expenses...

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