There Trump Goes Again–The Executive Order, The Ban, and Six Things You Need to Know

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President Trump’s newly signed an Executive Order on February 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States” modifies and somewhat tempers his prior Executive Order on a similar topic.  In order to correct the typos, faulty legal analysis, lack of justification, and failure of common sense in the prior Executive Order, this new Executive …

What Are the Benefits of Investing in a Regional Center to Fulfill the Requirements of the EB-5 Visa?

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The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program gives foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States by making a qualifying investment. In order for an investment to qualify, it must be made in either a new commercial enterprise or a regional center. As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains, investing in a regional center offers a number …

How Do I Hire a Temporary Foreign Worker (H-1B)?

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The H-1B visa program enables highly skilled immigrants to live and work temporarily in the United States. As outlined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are strict requirements that a foreign national must meet to obtain an H-1B visa. These include: • The immigrant must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent – three years of experience in an occupation …

13 Things To Know And Do Under President Trump’s New Immigration Enforcement Crackdown

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President Trump’s DHS Secretary, John Kelly, just signed two new immigration enforcement instruction memos erasing virtually every immigration enforcement policy and program put into place by President Obama (other than DACA–for now).  These memos also make clear that every immigrant in America, legal AND undocumented will be subject to arrest and deportation for the violation, or supposed violation of ANY …

If You Are An Immigrant (even a US Citizen), Here Are 9 Things You Should Know

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Are you a Naturalized U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident, Visa Holder, or an Undocumented Immigrant? We recommend you take the following steps to protect yourself in our current version of America. The last couple of weeks have reminded immigrants, even naturalized U.S. citizens, that they were not born in the United States. Our office has received countless phone calls, emails, …

The DOJ Raised The Penalty Fee for Immigration Law Violations–Including Employer Sanctions

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The Department of Justice announced an increase in fines for violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as the pertain to those sections that account for fraud, document abuse, and unfair immigration-related employment practices. While this is only an adjustment for inflation, it brings home the point that that poorly or incorrectly completing immigration forms, like the Form I-9, can …

Trump’s Executive Order on Travel and Refugees–Our Analysis and Advice

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President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.”  This Executive Order had immediate effects on people traveling to the United States, but also has a long term impact on individuals with visas and permanent residence in the United States today.     First, this Order specifically restricts any …

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¿Qué es este decreto ejecutivo que restringe la inmigración de “países de especial preocupación”? Dos órdenes ejecutivas que abordaron la inmigración ilegal fueron difundidas por la Casa Blanca a principios de esta semana, abordando la aplicación interna de la ley de inmigración estadounidense y la seguridad fronteriza. Se espera que otra orden titulada “Protegiendo a la Nación de los ataques …

Friday Update on In-State Tution for Qualified DACA Recipients–Bad News

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The Georgia Court of Appeals just now granted the Board of Regents Emergency Motion for Supersedeas.  This means that Judge Tusan’s order granting in-state tuition is on hold during the appeal.  There will likely be no in-state tuition this semester.  This is deeply saddens me and I know that each of you are heartbroken by this news.  The Board of …

Thursday Update on In-State Tuition Final Order for Qualified DACA Recipients

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Tonight I am finalizing our Emergency Motion for Contempt, seeking to hold the Board of Regents in Contempt for failure to comply with Judge Tusan’s Final Order of December 30, 2016.  The Court of Appeals has not yet ruled on the Board of Regents Amended Emergency Motion for Supersedeas (stay of the final order). Even by the Board of Regents …