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03/16/2017

Immigration Alert: Federal Court Blocks Latest Executive Order on Immigration

On March 15, 2017, a Federal District Court in Hawaii granted a temporary restraining order preventing implementation of the two key provisions of the latest Executive Order impacting immigration, which was intended to go into effect on March 16th.  The court order halts implementation of Section 2 of the order regarding suspension of entry by
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03/06/2017

Immigration Alert: New Executive Order on U.S. Immigration Effective March 16

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Trump Administration issued a new Executive Order which will take effect on March 16, 2017 suspending entry of certain foreign nationals of six (6) countries including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for at least 90 days, subject to exemptions and waivers outlined below. The order also suspends
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Immigration Alert: Premium Processing Suspended For All H-1B Petitions Starting April 3rd

Starting April 3rd, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions for a period of up to six months. The USCIS’s goal is to reduce overall H-1B processing times and prioritize adjudication of long-pending petitions. Background on Premium Processing: H-1B petitions filed under the regular processing
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02/27/2017

Gibney Attorneys Author Article on Executive Transfers to the United States

Gerald J. Dunworth, Meredith M. Mazzola  and Shai Dayan co-authored the article “Executive transfers to the United States: planning and avoiding pitfalls.” The article looks at the main considerations when an executive is transferred to the US, including global compensation packages, securing visas for executives and their spouses, tax planning, retirement benefits, housing costs, expat
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02/18/2017

Gibney Immigration Attorneys to Speak at 2017 Bay Area Mobility Management Conference

Immigration attorneys Deborah Davy, Stephen Maltby, Aisling Ryan and Minal Shah will speak at the 2017 Bay Area Mobility Management Conference on February 23, 2017. Their presentation is titled “Business Immigration and the New Administration: Expectations and Strategies.” Topics include challenges for global mobility, regulations and rule making, legislation and practical tips. BAMM is the premier forum
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02/10/2017

Update on Trump Administration Executive Orders on U.S. Immigration: Court Upholds TRO – Maintains Halt on Travel/Refugee Ban

The Trump Administration’s Executive Order on immigration remains on hold after an appeals court denied an emergency motion by the government to reinstate it. The Executive Order issued on January 27, 2017, sought to suspend entry of nationals from seven (7) countries including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for at least 90
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02/04/2017

Update on Trump Administration Executive Orders on U.S. Immigration: Court Issues TRO – Halts Travel/Refugee Ban

On Friday, January 27, 2017, the Trump administration issued an Executive Order suspending entry of nationals from seven (7) countries including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for at least 90 days, and suspending admittance of all refugees for at least 120 days. Since the Executive Order was signed, U.S. government agencies have issued various
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02/02/2017

Houman Afshar Quoted in Bloomberg BNA on Trump Immigration Order

Immigration Partner Houman Afshar was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article “How Hard Will Trump’s Immigration Order Hit Businesses?” on January 31, 2017. The article addresses how U.S. companies are responding to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 immigration executive order which included a ban on entry for nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria,
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01/31/2017

Webinar: Hiring Foreign Students – Immigration & Tax Issues

Gibney, Anthony and Flaherty, LLP is hosting the webinar “Hiring Foreign Students – Immigration & Tax Issues” on February 1, 2017. For international students studying in the United States, F-1 and J-1 student visas provide work authorization benefits during and after completing academic programs. This webinar will cover work authorization options and the immigration and tax issues that employers
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01/30/2017

Update on Trump Administration Executive Orders on U.S. Immigration

On Friday, January 27, 2017, the Trump administration issued an Executive Order suspending entry of non-immigrant visa holders and U.S. lawful permanent residents (aka green card holders) who are nationals of seven (7) countries including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for at least 90 days, and suspending admittance of all refugees for
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