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04/19/2017

Immigration Alert: Trump Issues Executive Order: “Buy American, Hire American”

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order  mandating a comprehensive review of the H-1B visa program used by companies to employ highly-skilled foreign workers. The Executive Order instructs the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security to propose new rules and guidance to “protect
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04/18/2017

Immigration Alert: FY2018 H-1B Cap Random Selection Process Complete

On April 17, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it completed the computer-generated random lottery selection process for cap-subject H-1B petitions filed for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). The H-1B Cap Lottery Process USCIS received 199,000 new H-1B petitions for FY2018, exceeding the 65,000 visas
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04/07/2017

Immigration Alert: FY2018 H-1B Cap Reached

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has reached the cap for new H-1B petitions filed for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The U.S. advanced-degree exemption to the statutory cap has also been met. Lottery Selection Because USCIS has received more H-1B visa petitions than are available under the FY2018 quota, any
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03/18/2017

Gibney Named in JD Journal New York City’s Top Immigration Law Firms

Gibney, Anthony and Flaherty’s Immigration Practice Group was listed in JD Journal’s list of New York City’s Top Immigration Law Firms. JD Journal is a leading resource for legal industry news. Gibney’s Immigration Practice Group delivers innovative and effective solutions to meet the U.S. Immigration and Global Immigration needs of clients around the world. Our
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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

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 starting on April 3rd, 2017. 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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