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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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01/27/2017

Proposed Executive Order on Travel/Refugee Ban

The Trump administration is expected to issue an Executive Order calling for the suspension of visas and immigration benefits for nationals of seven (7) predominantly Muslim countries, as well as the suspension of the U.S. refugee program. Potential actions may include: Suspending entry to the U.S. by certain nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan,
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01/23/2017

Gibney and Visa Franchise Webinar on Visa Options for Franchise Investors in the US

Gibney and Visa Franchise are hosting the webinar “How to Immigrate to the United States through a Franchise Investment” on January 24, 2017. David Johnson, Senior Counsel in Gibney’s Immigration Practice, will address visa options for investors in the United States including E-2, L-1 and EB-5 visas. Other speakers will include franchise owners on their direct
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01/12/2017

DHS Final Rule on Highly Skilled Workers Takes Effect January 17

On November 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its final rule on highly skilled workers, which will take effect on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. In keeping with the intent of the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21), the regulation is aimed at streamlining the employment-based green card process, increasing
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01/11/2017

Immigration Alert: Plan Now for H-1B Cap Filings

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 marks the first day U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 H-1B cap.  Preparation for H-1B cap season starts much earlier, with the identification of prospective beneficiaries and gathering of supporting documentation.  With increasing demand for H-1B workers, we encourage employers
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