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Trump’s H-1B Order Poses Threat to Startups

Written by Mike Cronin, Austin Business Journal on April 26, 2017

As seen in the Austin Business Journal. The final policy that results from President Donald Trump’s executive order to review the H-1B visa process remains uncertain. And uncertainty, as executives know, is bad for business. “This is a bad situation,” said Charisse Castagnoli, vice president of security and general counsel at Trucker Path Inc. The Read More…

Latest Executive Order Poised to Reform H-1B Visa Program

Written by Sujata Ajmera on April 19, 2017

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Buy American and Hire American” whereby the executive branch confirmed its intent to “rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad.”  The Executive Order states that as soon as possible, the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Read More…

Granted: Federal Court Temporarily Suspends Second Travel Ban

Written by Sujata Ajmera on March 16, 2017

On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a new Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States” that replaced and narrowed the previous version issued on January 27, 2017. Commonly referred to as the “Travel Ban,” the January 27th version, among other things, suspended the Syrian Refugee program indefinitely, Read More…

All H-1B Petition Premium Processing Suspended as of April 3, 2017

Written by Sujata Ajmera on March 6, 2017

On Friday, March 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it plans to suspend the premium processing program for all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. This suspension of expedited processing will include Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap cases, as well as cap-exempt petitions. The Premium Processing program is Read More…

What To Know About Trump’s New Border Security Guidance

Written by Sujata Ajmera on February 28, 2017

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly recently issued two policy guidance memoranda addressing President Donald Trump’s January executive orders regarding border security and enforcement. Subscribers to Law360 can read the full article here.