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A Warning to Legal Residents Returning to the United States: Form I-407, Abandonment of LPR Status

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order banning all people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia from being able to enter the United States.  The administration’s claim is that the ban only affects people from those countries, and that legal permanent residents (LPR’s) should be [...]

2017-02-07T13:13:01+00:007 Feb, 2017|General|

Defending Yourself Against Deportation

On January 25th, 2017, Mr. Trump signed two executive orders pertaining to immigration: one on border security and the other focused on security within the United States. This second order included language instructing DHS and State officials to strictly comply with and enforce U.S. immigration laws, and added new enforcement [...]

2017-01-27T15:45:55+00:0027 Jan, 2017|General|

Trump and Foreign Labor, Part II: Making Your Temporary Workers PERMANENT

Our last blog on the topic of non-immigrant employees discussed some of the ways these programs may be at risk under the incoming administration.  As an employer, you may be facing the loss of some of your key employees or new obstacles to bringing them back, if these changes occur.  [...]

2017-01-18T11:56:48+00:0018 Jan, 2017|General|

Trump and Foreign Labor – Part I

Consistent with the president-elect’s view on other immigration issues, Mr. Trump’s thoughts on certain worker visa programs cast doubt and worry amongst the businesses and workers who currently benefit from them.  His policy stance, per his website, states that he will: “Prioritize the jobs, wages and security of the American [...]

2017-01-16T10:35:19+00:0016 Jan, 2017|General|

Can Citizenship Really Be Taken Away?

During President-elect Donald Trump’s run for president, and in the month since the election, he has brought up the subject of limiting or revoking the right to U.S. Citizenship.  In 2015, he stated he wanted to end birthright citizenship for people born of undocumented parents.  Then, post-election, he proposed that [...]

2017-01-03T11:12:47+00:003 Jan, 2017|General|

Changes to Certain Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Based Employment Visas

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making changes to the Code of Federal Regulations section titled “Retention of EB–1, EB–2, and EB–3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” that affect certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs, in particular, the H-1B visas. These changes, which [...]

2016-12-20T11:40:01+00:0020 Dec, 2016|General|

Know Your Rights

During a recent interview on “60 Minutes”, President-Elect Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to commence with the deportation of millions of undocumented “criminal” aliens from the United States.  Specifically, Mr. Trump stated: “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang [...]

2020-03-04T07:28:27+00:005 Dec, 2016|General|
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