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U.S. SUPREME COURT ALLOWS THE THIRD TRAVEL BAN TO GO AHEAD

The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the third version of Trump’s travel ban to go into full effect on Monday. This latest travel ban was signed by President Trump on September 24 and puts varying restrictions on U.S. visas for people from eight different countries: Iran, Chad, Libya, Venezuela, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, and North Korea. Unlike […]

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TRUMP WANTS TO END THE DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY PROGRAM

On November 1, President Trump announced his desire to end the diversity visa lottery program. This was in response to the terrorist attack in New York City the day before, which killed eight people and injured 12. The man who committed the attack was born in Uzbekistan and entered the U.S. through the diversity visa […]

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U.S. SUPREME COURT DISMISSES ONE OF THE LAWSUITS AGAINST TRUMP’S ORIGINAL TRAVEL BAN

On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit brought by the International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) against the original travel ban announced by President Trump in January. The Court wrote that there was no reason to continue the lawsuit because the travel ban IRAP was challenging expired on September 24. There is […]

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The New U.S. Travel Ban

WHAT U.S. EMPLOYERS AND THEIR FOREIGN EMPLOYEES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW TRAVEL BAN There is much uncertainty after the latest visa and travel restrictions announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on September 24, 2017. These restrictions apply to citizens of 8 different countries and could limit the hiring, promotion, business-related trips and other travel […]

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Sept 2017 Travel ban

DRAFT SEPTEMBER 24 TRAVEL BAN SUMMARY – FINAL ENGLISH DRAFT On September 24, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new set of visa and travel restrictions for certain foreigners coming into the United States. These new restrictions replace the “travel ban” President Trump issued on March 6, 2017, which expired the same day these […]

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Supreme Court sides with Trump

Court allows Trump administration to maintain its restrictions on refugees entering the US, but it will not be court’s final word on travel policy. The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees, agreeing to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the ban and allowed up […]

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Appeals court upholds block on travel ban

Ninth circuit said president violated immigration law by discriminating against people based on nationality and he failed to show entry would hurt US interests. Another federal appeals court has upheld a decision blocking Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. The ruling on Monday from a unanimous three-judge panel of the ninth US circuit court of appeals […]

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EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING MUSLIMS

Recap of the First Executive Order Banning Muslims and Refugees: January 27, 2017 to February 2, 2017 By: Marjan Kasra of The Law Offices of Marjan Kasra, LLC Note: Please bear in mind that the situation with this Ban is extremely fluid, and that things may change at any time, therefore it is highly advisable […]