Increased scrutiny by CBP for frequent ESTA business travelers

After less than two months into the new Trump Administration, the President has issued two Executive Orders imposing a temporary travel ban on foreign nationals from certain predominantly Muslim countries, and both have been subject to Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO).   With...

NIGERIA: Increased Availability of Business Visas on Arrival and Expansion of Business Visitors Activities

As part of a national effort to boost the economy and facilitate business visitor travel to Nigeria, the Nigerian Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) approved a 60-day national action plan on March 2, 2017. Effective immediately, Nigeria has significantly...

Congress Already Looking at Tightening H-1B Immigration

By David Z. Morris The House Judiciary Committee is currently reviewing a bill that would require employers to pay high-skilled foreign temporary workers hired under the “exempt” category of the H-1B visa program at least $100,000 a year, up from a current minimum of...

Republicans Set to Battle on Legal Immigration

By Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson WASHINGTON—The business and populist wings of the Republican Party are set for a battle over the nation’s system of legal immigration, which could prove to be as divisive as the fight over illegal immigrants. The debate turns on whether...

Big business warns Trump against mass deportation

By Steve Peoples WASHINGTON — Still grappling with Donald Trump’s surprise election, the nation’s business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hard-line immigration policies that some large employers...

Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration worries businesses

By Sean Higgins President-elect Trump’s promise of vastly stepped-up immigration enforcement doesn’t have just foreign-born communities worried about what’s next. Many in business are apprehensive, too. Any policy that promises to stop illegal immigration will...

How immigration reform would affect small businesses

By Laura Colarusso Immigration reform has long been a divisive issue, as politicians, advocacy groups, and pundits fight over whether Congress should grant legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. But there’s at least one group...
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