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On March 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will no longer defend the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule, stating that further defense of the rule “is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources. Consistent with that decision, the Department of Justice will no longer pursue appellate review of judicial […]

On January 19, 2021, as one of President Trump’s last actions as President, he issued a memorandum  to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security entitled “Memorandum on Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Venezuelans.”  Citing the Nicolas Maduro regime’s role in the humanitarian and economic crises in Venezuela and the President’s constitutional […]

On June 22, President Trump issued a proclamation further extending and expanding, the suspension on entry of certain immigrants to the United States through December 31, 2020.  The announcement comes two months after the President’s April 22 proclamation which suspended for a period of 60 days, with some exceptions, the entry into the United States […]

In President Trump’s most recent proclamation he included a requirement that the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security recommend measures in 30 days to “stimulate the United States economy and ensure the prioritization, hiring, and employment of United States workers.”  Prudent employers should assume that future restrictions will include either a temporary suspension of […]