Travel Alert after EO

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order stating “I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry […]

Executive Order: January 27, 2017 — Travel Ban

On Friday, without advance notice the President signed an Executive Order directing the suspension of visa issuance and immigration benefits to “nationals of countries of particular concern”: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Somalia. Shortly thereafter both non-immigrants and Permanent Residents nationals from those countries began being refused entry. This ban will be in […]

Regulation Updates

One of the last acts of the Obama administration will be updating the federal regulations to modernize several employment-based visa classifications. These new rules will go into effect on January 17, 2017. While many of the updates simply codify existing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policies into the regulations, there are significant additions that […]