Monthly Archives: January 2017

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General

Acting attorney general, Sally Yates, was fired after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend President Trump’s January 27th immigration Executive Order (EO). The EO restricts entry into the U.S. by refugees and nationals from seven different Muslim-majority countries.

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Another Trump Executive Order Expected Soon

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)anticipates that an Executive Order (EO) will soon be signed by President Trump, which relates to visa issuance, screening procedures, and refugees. AILA reports that a leaked, unsigned copy of the EO entitled “Protecting the

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Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders

On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued two Executive Orders (EO) that will affect immigration. The first EO involves border security and calls for increased immigration enforcement, more deportations, and a promise to build a Southern wall along the

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USCIS Finalizes International Entrepreneur Rule

On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finalized the International Entrepreneur Rule. This rule was proposed last summer by the Obama Administration, after Congress failed to pass any meaningful immigration reform. The new rule will allow certain

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DHS Announces Changes to U.S. & Cuba Migration Policies

On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced changes to the policies and regulations affecting Cuban nationals. DHS stated the “changes represent another important step in the normalization of the migration relationship between the two countries,

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USCIS Seeks Public Input on the EB-5 Program

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to gather information relating to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program. This ANPRM comes

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The global economy has become increasingly transactional and transcontinental. Since 9/11, there have been many amendments to immigration laws in the United States that have largely affected both individuals and businesses. Cozen O'Connor's immigration law blog, ABC's of Immigration Law, focuses on the interests and the challenges faced by those individuals and business impacted by immigration laws.
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