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On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order (“EO”), Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals, revoking the prior EO 13679 signed on January 27, 2017.
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The European Commission is being urged to require U.S. citizens to obtain visas for travel to Europe in an effort to obtain full visa waiver reciprocity for all European Union (EU) nations.
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Appellate Court Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

February 10, 2017 | Blog | By Immigration News Team

On February 9, 2017, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously against the Government’s emergency motion to stay the District Court’s Temporary Restraining Order (the “TRO”) halting the implementation of major portions of President Trump’s January 27th Executive Order. (See our previous alerts on the order here).
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At the end of the 2016 calendar year, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) published a welcome precedent decision, Matter of Dhanasar, 26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016).
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Update -  NEW BOSTON EVENT DATE: Due to safety concerns surrounding the recent snow storm, Mintz Levin rescheduled the Boston Immigration Seminar to Thursday, March 2. To register, please click here or see below. We hope you can join us!
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In light of the general unavailability of H-1B visas due to the limited and inadequate H-1B visa quota, it is more important than ever that U.S. employers and highly skilled foreign nationals be able to take maximum advantage of exemptions from the quota.
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Our Section Chair, Susan Cohen, has been quoted in an analytical piece by Zosha Millman, editor of The Lexblog Network, examining the impact of last week’s presidential election result on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative.
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The UK Home Office has announced plans to offer an optional premium service for requests made through the Sponsor Management System (SMS). This service will allow Sponsors to pay a fee of £200 for expedited processing of certain types of requests including Certificate of Sponsorship allocation and Level 1 user appointment.
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Practice Chair, Susan Cohen was quoted in the Law360 article, Rule for Foreign Startup Founders Seen as Helpful Stopgap in which she explains the nuances of the UCIS’s proposed entrepreneur rule, which will allow immigrant startup founders to temporarily stay in the U.S.
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Back to Work from Travel Abroad? Check Your Form I-94!

September 6, 2016 | Blog | By Angel Feng

As foreign national employees come back from summer vacations and travel abroad, one of the most overlooked immigration documents and pitfalls is Form I-94.
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Today USCIS released the text of a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register shortly, that provides temporary immigration relief to qualifying foreign entrepreneurs whose presence in the U.S. would be a public benefit to the country.
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Lawsuits Question Procedure and Substance of H-1B Lottery

August 22, 2016 | Blog | By Cassie Ramos

Late this spring, two lawsuits were filed against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeking information about and challenging the administration of the H-1B visa lottery process.
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Summer Travel Tips Released by CBP

July 22, 2016 | Blog | By Immigration News Team

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske released the agency's summer travel tips for international travelers.
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The Department of State released the visa bulletin for August 2016 and set cutoff dates for employment-based first preference Chinese and Indian chargeable applicants as well as second preference categories for “all other” nationalities.
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I appreciate the guidance you have provided regarding the documents the company needs to have in place when sending an employee on an assignment abroad.
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Work and Travel Guidance for F-1 Students with H-1B Change of Status Petitions

June 27, 2016 | Blog | By Immigration News Team, William Coffman

Practice Chair Susan Cohen and Of Counsel Bill Coffman have published annual guidance on travel for F-1 students who are the beneficiaries of H-1B petitions with change of status requests.
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Brexit: Immigration consequences to the UK leaving the EU?

June 24, 2016 | Blog | By Immigration News Team

The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Island) went to the polls June 23rd and voted to leave the European Union. Some pro-leave "Brexit" campaigners argued for the ability to limit migration of EU workers as an important issue in the run-up to the referendum.
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Innocents Abroad: Benefit and Compensation Considerations

June 15, 2016 | Blog | By Alexander Song

Thank you again for all your help over the past few weeks as we address our concerns with employees going abroad. We previously talked about offer letters and employment agreements.
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Thanks again for your guidance over the past several weeks. Now that we’ve tackled updating our offer letters for employees working abroad, I’d like to look at our employment agreements.
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In this short series on the new STEM OPT rules, Susan Cohen, Chair of Mintz Levin's Immigration Section will examine the top takeaways for students and their employers. The third post will focus on the eligibility and requirements for employers.
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