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Travel Ban Update: Grandparents and Other Close Relatives

On July 19, 2017, in a one-paragraph ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court, disagreeing with the Trump Administration, allowed the District Court’s injunction to stand with regard to relatives.  Individuals from the six (6) designated countries with grandparents and other close relatives in the United States will not be subject to the travel ban – for … Continue reading Travel Ban Update: Grandparents and Other Close Relatives

USCIS Releases New Form I-9 and Handbook for Employers

On July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (hereinafter “USCIS”) announced the release of a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The new Form I-9 contains minor changes to the instructions and list of acceptable documents. The revised version may be used immediately but it mustbe used no later than September … Continue reading USCIS Releases New Form I-9 and Handbook for Employers

ICE Preparing Sanctuary City Crackdown

The acting Immigration Customs Enforcement (hereinafter “ICE”) director, Thomas Homan unveiled new plans to crack down on sanctuary cities, including the hiring of 10,000 new ICE agents.  Mr. Homan told the Washington Examiner that he sees sanctuary cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago as “ludicrous” and plans to direct the extra agents … Continue reading ICE Preparing Sanctuary City Crackdown

Republican and Democrat Team Up to Save “Dreamers”

In a bipartisan move, South Carolina Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham and Illinois Democratic Senator, Dick Durbin re-introduced a version of the long-stalled DREAM Act, hoping to provide a lifeline to young immigrants who are likely to lose their special protected status because of a court challenge from Texas and nine (9) other states.  The legislation … Continue reading Republican and Democrat Team Up to Save “Dreamers”

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