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 allowed entry so long as [...]

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

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 priorities for the removal of [...]

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

E-2 Visa Through Franchise Purchase

Did you know that you can purchase an existing business in the United States and qualify for an E-2 investor visa, and that a franchise purchase can qualify you?  Provided the franchisor is willing to allow its investors to apply for the visa during the process of buying the franchise, this type of business transaction [...]

2017-01-20T14:31:32+00:0020 Jan, 2017|

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.  So what can you as [...]

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

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 people,” and “Establish new immigration [...]

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

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 Americans who protest government policies [...]

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

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 go into effect January 17, [...]

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

Hope for Dreamers

All throughout his run for President, Donald Trump repeatedly stated that he intends to get rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program started by the executive order of President Obama in 2012 that issues work permits to undocumented people brought to the United States as children.  Current estimates of program participants put [...]

2016-12-16T09:46:54+00:0016 Dec, 2016|

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 members, drug dealers, where a [...]

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

What Will Happen to DACA With a President Trump?

One of the looming questions about Mr. Trump and his prospective changes to immigration policy is how he plans to affect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – the program started by the executive order of President Obama in 2012 giving work permits to thousands of undocumented people brought to the United States as children.  [...]

2016-11-29T09:43:20+00:0029 Nov, 2016|

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