Fourth and Ninth Circuits hear oral arguments on President Trump’s revised travel ban

In our April 17, 2017 blog post, we explained what is happening with President Trump’s second, revised executive order (Revised Order) banning certain immigrants from entering the United States under various conditions. That Revised Order, which he released on March 6, 2017, replaced the January 26, 2017 executive order that did mostly the same thing […]

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President Trump’s Buy American Hire American Executive Order seeks to limit the H-1B visa labor force

Background The H-1B visa program is for foreigners seeking to work in the US in certain ”specialty occupations,” like fashion modeling, or in an occupation that requires a high degree of knowledge. Tech workers in Silicon Valley are common H-1B visa holders, and the cap for fiscal year 2018 is 85,000 workers. The New York […]

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Federal court blocks the “sanctuary city Executive Order”

Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, Executive Order 13768, purports to protect Americans by denying funding to so-called sanctuary jurisdictions that “attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States.” This attempt, the Executive Order declares, has caused “immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of […]

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