The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on April 25, 2018 regarding the legality of travel restriction splaced on individuals from eight countries. A final decision is expected to be announced in June.
President Trump removed Chad from the list of countries subject to Travel Ban 3.0, after a March 20, 2018 report from the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of State, concluded "that Chad has made marked improvements in its identity-management and information-sharing practices."
U.S. Supreme Court announced that they will allow the latest version of travel restrictions targeting nationals from certain countries to go into effect immediately while legal challenges continue in the lower courts. The travel restrictions permit nationals from Chad, Libya, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen and certain government officials... More
A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii on October 16th blocks enforcement of the Proclamation 9645 restrictions on the following countries: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Chad and Somalia. The Proclamation 9645 bars on North Korea and Venezuela were not included in... More
The travel ban initially imposed by Executive Order will be replaced with new travel restrictions that are category and country specific. President Trump issued a Proclamation pursuant to Section 2(e) of Executive Order 13780, designating eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen) for partial or full restrictions on entry... More
In a June 26, 2017 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court partially granted the government’s request to stay the court’s preliminary injunctions to Executive Order 13780.This means the 90-day ban on new visas for nationals of six countries will be enforced beginning at 8pm EST on June 29, 2017. The Supreme Court’s decision contains an... More
Court orders from two U.S. District Courts (Maryland and Hawaii) continue to temporarily prevent the Government from enforcing the Section 2(c) 90-day entry bar of Executive Order 13780. The Hawaii Court's preliminary injunction prevents enforcement of all of Section 2 of the executive order, which includes a block on the... More
On April 18, President Trump signed a new Executive Order 13788, entitled, “Buy American and Hire American.” The EO directs the various government agencies to review the current laws governing the H-1B program and suggest changes to prioritize the most skilled and highest paid positions. In addition, the President directed... More
President Trump signed a new Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The new order, which revokes and replaces Executive Order 13769, halts all refugee admissions for at least 120 days and bans travel for 90 days for nationals of six of the seven countries in the prior EO. It... More
February 2, 2017 – While the initial language of the EO was unclear as to whether it might affect the adjudication of immigration benefits for persons from the listed countries, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) clarified in a memo that adjudication of applications for immigration benefits would not... More