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President Trump, Senators Cotton and Perdue Introduce the RAISE Act

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, President Trump, along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) introduced The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act). The RAISE Act is proposed to create a skills-based immigration system,

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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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Three Key Immigration Developments in President Trump’s First Weeks

Immigration has been in the forefront of the news since President Trump took office and will likely remain so in the near future. In our Immigration Alert, we discuss three key business immigration issues that have seen significant developments in

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American Businesses Should be Concerned by Trump’s Announcement That He Will Nominate Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he intends to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. If confirmed, the conservative Senator from Alabama would serve as the country’s top law enforcement official. Senator Sessions is well known for being a

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The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?

The below was authored by Howard Schweitzer and Robert Freeman, the Managing Partner and Government Relations Principal, respectively, of Cozen O’Connor’s Public Strategies group. The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed? Senate Committee

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Immigration Legislation Update for 2015

2015 was another year in which the Obama administration tried to fix the immigration system by presidential decree, since Congress failed to come to any kind of consensus on how to mend the broken system. The bills that were introduced

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Proposed Changes to Visa Waiver Program, Enhanced Security Measures Will Impact Airlines

The following post was written by Rachel Welford, an associate in the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Practice Group. The White House is proposing changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as well as enhanced security measures that would tighten the

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K Visa Process

The press has been reporting that the woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband came to the U.S. last year on a K visa, raising questions about whether the K visa process can adequately vet people

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Public Law 111-230 H-1B, L-1 Additional Fees Expire

H-1B and L-1 petitions filed on or after Oct. 1, 2015, should not include the additional fee that was previously required by Section 402 of Public Law 111-230, as amended by Public Law 111-347, for certain H-1B and L-1 petitions.

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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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