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.
Davorin J. Odrcic
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.
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.
Fausta M. Albi
New laws that impact California employers.
Rosanna M. Fox
Executive directive and current immigration processing changes.
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.
Matthew T. Phillips
A look back at 2017 and what to expect in 2018.
Karen Gabriel Moss
USCIS is considering the reinterpretation of “may grant” language contained in the statute deeming it discretionary rather than mandatory.
The Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban and its end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) attracted widespread comment and protest.
Joel H. Paget
His war also is already impacting businesses that need foreign skilled workers.
Brad J. Hendrick
Last year, USCIS received approximately 199,000 applications for the 85,000 H-1B visas allocated each year.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Meredith W. Barnette
What’s likely to happen within immigration 2018 under the Trump presidency?
The way the existing laws and regulations are being applied is clearly changing under the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order.
David P. Berry
Why it makes sense to protect the Dreamers.
Andrew B. Greenfield
For many U.S. employers, the new year means the beginning of H-1B cap season.
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.
Diana Vellos Coker
The H-1B category has undergone significant changes recently, and more are anticipated in 2018.
Employers should be prepared to pivot.
Angelique M. Montano
This is affecting U.S. companies’ ability to hire the best qualified employees to promote their services and products.
Michael P. Nowlan
The president cannot unilaterally change immigration laws and regulations currently in place.
Harlan G. York
Deportations aren’t up, but the people who are being deported are more “newsworthy.”
Stroock Partners with New York Lawyers for Public Interest to Develop Critical Guide for Nonprofits on Immigration Enforcement
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Marked increases in immigration arrests, especially in and around courts, schools, places of worship, and health care facilities, have generated fear and uncertainty among immigrant communities and left many non-profit service providers questioning how to continue effectively assisting their immigrant clients.
New document could be liability trap for unsuspecting employers.