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Waivers under Travel Ban Rare

The travel ban affecting citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen has been in full effect since December 2017, but waivers of the ban necessitated by, e.g.,  undue hardship or the absence of national security concer…
Categories: Travel Ban, Visas

August 28, 2017 Immigration News Update

Here’s our latest newsletter, with items on USCIS’ intention to commence interviews for employment based green card applicants; FY2018 H-1b visa processing trends; suspension of US consulates’ processing of nonimmigrant visas in Rus…

"Extreme Vetting” Executive Order as it Relates to Employee Travel

Travel Ban   The January 27 Executive Order (EO) “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” remains in effect, and will continue to impact the ability of nonimmigrant nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Su…
Categories: Executive Orders, Visas

Draft Executive Order Ending Some Visa Interview Waivers Would Be Bad News for U.S. Employers of Foreign Skilled Workers

A leaked draft presidential Executive Order (EO) entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” would implement the “extreme vetting” President Trump has urged, and would potentially create subst…
Categories: President Trump, Visas