Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
States and the federal government are engaged in a pitched battle over immigration and refugee settlement—with the legal profession caught in the middle, taking fire from both sides.
Garry L. Davis, Jr.
The justification is that it was an overreach of executive authority by President Obama and an illegal amnesty.
I watched Donald Trump’s speech announcing his candidacy while waiting for a client’s interview at the Milwaukee office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Bennett R. Savitz
The adjudication strategy achieved the change the Trump administration wanted to make to the H-1B program without having to amend the regulations.
The Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban and its end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) attracted widespread comment and protest.
Amy Kirkland Myers
Studies show that on average immigrants are generally law-abiding—more so than native-born Americans.
In this novel atmosphere of denials and obstacles, the damage is two-fold: our nation is not only denying its righteous legacy, but also its rightful destiny.
Brad J. Hendrick
Last year, USCIS received approximately 199,000 applications for the 85,000 H-1B visas allocated each year.
Fausta M. Albi
New laws that impact California employers.
The way the existing laws and regulations are being applied is clearly changing under the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order.
Joel H. Paget
His war also is already impacting businesses that need foreign skilled workers.
Karen Gabriel Moss
USCIS is considering the reinterpretation of “may grant” language contained in the statute deeming it discretionary rather than mandatory.
Andrew B. Greenfield
For many U.S. employers, the new year means the beginning of H-1B cap season.
Diana Vellos Coker
The H-1B category has undergone significant changes recently, and more are anticipated in 2018.
Employers should be prepared to pivot.
Kathleen Campbell Walker
Stove-piped legal representation is not advisable (e.g., only focusing on one agency segment or one portion of a filing process).
Martha J. Schoonover
The recent raids of dozens of 7-Eleven stores by U.S. immigration agents and the corresponding arrest of 21 individuals for immigration-related violations were widely covered as the largest immigrant enforcement crackdown undertaken by the Trump administration to date.
Aaron C. Hall
The White House insists that any new law giving Dreamers a permanent place in the United States also stop what it refers to as the chain migration problem.
Rosanna M. Fox
Executive directive and current immigration processing changes.
David P. Berry
Why it makes sense to protect the Dreamers.
Harlan G. York
Deportations aren’t up, but the people who are being deported are more “newsworthy.”
Maria I. Casablanca
Immigration worksite enforcement has become a balancing act between verifying eligibility to work and avoiding discrimination; thus it has merged two fields of law: labor and employment law with immigration and nationality law.
Michael P. Nowlan
The president cannot unilaterally change immigration laws and regulations currently in place.
What’s likely to happen within immigration 2018 under the Trump presidency?
Angelique M. Montano
This is affecting U.S. companies’ ability to hire the best qualified employees to promote their services and products.
Matthew T. Phillips
A look back at 2017 and what to expect in 2018.
Trump Administration’s Termination of DACA, TPS, and H-4 EAD Immigration Programs Could Leave Employers in a Lurch
Ann Massey Badmus
Several immigration programs that have authorized over a million immigrant workers are expected to end in 2018 and 2019.
Martha J. Schoonover and Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez
Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm
Developing and retaining an international workforce is essential to competing in the global marketplace.