Monthly Archives: June 2017

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Travel Ban Case next Fall, Reinstates parts of Travel Ban

On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear the government’s appeal of lower court’s injunctions on President Trump’s travel ban in their next session beginning October 2017, and granted the government’s request to reinstate parts of

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Foreign Startup Founder Rule Delayed

It is being reported that the Trump Administration intends to stop a new rule meant to help grant foreign-born entrepreneurs temporary permission, “parole,” to be in the U.S. The International Entrepreneur Rule was created to allow foreign entrepreneurs to apply

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Supreme Court Narrows Grounds for Revoking Citizenship

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously tightened the standards for stripping immigrants of citizenship.  Divna Maslenjak, a Bosnian-Serb refugee who immigrated to the U.S. in 2000 and later obtained American citizenship, was stripped of her citizenship when

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Immigrant Who Received Bad Advice from Lawyer

On Friday, June 23, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a green card holder who pleaded guilty to a crime based on faulty advice from his attorney. Jae Lee, 48, told the high court that he pleaded

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Department of Homeland Security Rescinds DAPA Program

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly rescinded an Obama administration memorandum creating DAPA, a deferred deportation program for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. DAPA would have allowed these undocumented

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9th Circuit Upholds Block on Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

On June 12, 2017, a unanimous three judge panel on the Ninth Circuit upheld a nationwide preliminary injunction on President Trump’s revised travel ban, in addition to blocking directives within the executive order suspending the current refugee admissions program and limiting

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Trump Administration’s DHS FY2018 Budget Request, Increase on Immigration Enforcement and Border Security Funding

The Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was recently released and highlights proposed funding increases across the DHS, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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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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