DHS Extends TPS for Haiti, but Only for Six Months

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti through January 22, 2018 – a much shorter period than the normal 18-month extension. This announcement allows qualifying individuals to reapply for TPS and work authorization during a 60-day period starting May 24, 2017. View Full Post
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SEYFARTH BUSINESS IMMIGRATION GROUP PARTNERS JIM KING AND LEON RODRIGUEZ DISCUSS IMMIGRATION TRENDS BEFORE CHICAGO AREA BUSINESS LEADERS

At a program held today at Seyfarth Shaw’s offices in Chicago, partners Jim King and Leon Rodriguez discussed rapidly developing changes in business immigration in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.  King serves as co-chair of the Business Immigration Group and Rodriguez is the most recent director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. View Full Post
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“Hire American, Buy American” Executive Order Not Likely to Change H-1B Landscape Significantly

The Trump Administration’s April Executive Order, “Buy American, Hire American,” puts the H-1B visa program under increased scrutiny, but is not likely to have significant, if any, impact on the program for the foreseeable future. In contrast to previous EOs that have mandated specific timeframes, this one calls for a formal review “as soon as practicable.” In addition, although the Order seeks to prevent fraud and abuse in the H-1B program, it addresses only “rules” (i.e., regulations) and “guidance” (i.e., guidelines issued by federal agencies through memoranda and other communications), rather than new legislation, and suggests that reform will occur only “if appropriate” and only “consistent with applicable law” – muted language with limited effect.  View Full Post
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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Attend Ayuda’s 44th Anniversary Celebration

Michael Sklaire (Litigation), Martha Schoonover (Immigration), Rebecca Schechter (Immigration), Kristen Ng (Immigration) and Tom McKee (Litigation) attended Ayuda’s 44th Anniversary Celebration at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in downtown Washington, D.C. This year, Michael Sklaire sits on the board. Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Maryland State Delegate David Moon, D.C. View Full Post
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Guidance for Employers in Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement

Greenberg Traurig’s Nataliya Rymer, of counsel, and Jordi Bayer, associate, recently authored a New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ) article, “Guidance for Employers in Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement,” which discusses the uptick in immigration enforcement activity by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  View Full Post
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