How Trump Is Stealthily Carrying Out His Muslim Ban

By FARHANA KHERA and JOHNATHAN J. SMITH  JULY 18, 2017 Lost amid the uproar over the Trump administration’s travel restrictions on citizens from Muslim-majority countries and the impending showdown at the Supreme Court are the insidious ways that the government has already begun...

Federal officials order 15,000 new visas for low-wage workers in seasonal jobs

By Tracy Jan Washington Post The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from President Trump’s “Hire American” rhetoric, following...

U.S. provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers

Doina Chiacu and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is allowing 15,000 additional visas for temporary seasonal workers to help American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm because of a shortage of such labor, the Department of...

Federal Court Expands List of Family Not Subject to Travel Ban

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii issued an order prohibiting the Trump Administration from enforcing its travel ban against additional family members not previously exempted in the Administration’s June 2017 implementation of...

“Entrepreneur Parole” Delayed – Rule Likely To Be Rescinded

The International Entrepreneur Rule was finalized on January 17, 2017, and was to become effective July 17, 2017.  The rule would have afforded certain entrepreneurs a total period of up to five years in which to start up or manage and grow their own companies.  The entrepreneurs...

Trump Administration Moves to Dismantle Obama’s ‘Startup Visa’ Rule

By Douglas MacMillan | July 10, 2017 The Trump administration on Monday took steps toward scrapping a regulation that would have helped more foreign-born entrepreneurs build startups in the U.S. without a traditional visa. The Department of Homeland Security filed a notice that...

Immigration and Economics: By the Numbers

By Andrew Soergel | Economy Reporter July 10, 2017, at 12:01 a.m. Mohamad Ali remembers stepping off an airplane at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1981 – his first moments in the U.S. Ali traveled with his mother, a teacher in their native country...

Details Emerge on Implementation of Modified Travel Ban

On June 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued a memorandum to consular posts implementing the President’s Executive Order 13780, which temporarily halts travel to the United States of citizens and nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.  On Monday,...

Extreme vetting: the effect on US employers and foreign staff

28 June 2017 On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a memorandum calling on the heads of the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security to implement protocols to “enhance the screening and vetting of applications for visas and all other immigration benefits”, with a...

Tensions rising in Silicon Valley over Trump’s immigration crackdown

Harriet Taylor | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 Tension over immigration reform is rising in Silicon Valley. The Supreme Court agreed Monday to let President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts that...
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