News Alert – Travel Ban Remains in Force Despite Challenge

News Alert: Travel Ban Remains in Force Despite Challenge Travel Ban Update: Still in Force, Hawaii’s Attempt to Block Implementation Fails Update – Last week, the state of Hawaii attempted to block parts of President Trump’s revised Travel Ban from going into effect. This attempt was made after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the ban […]

EIG Dispatch | July 3-7

DC Insights: Travel Ban / Premium Processing Update / Revised Form I-485 / House Passes Immigration Bills / India Joins Global Entry Program  Feature Story: Travel Ban Now in Effect with Broad Exceptions for Dual Citizens, Visa Holders, and Others with Ties to the United States Headlines: Malaysian eVisa / Nigerian Work Permit / July 4th Closures DC Insights: What We Learned […]

UPDATE: Department of State Releases Guideline for Travel Ban Implementation

*NOTE* This is a developing story. The below is based on information issued by the Department of State. Other agencies involved in immigration, specifically Customs and Border Protection, have not yet announced how they will be implementing the travel ban. We will provide updates as information becomes available. Following the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, to […]

EIG Dispatch | June 26-30

DC Insights: SCOTUS Acts on Travel Ban / SCOTUS Decision in Citizenship Case / Budget Proposal / Short-Term Increase in H-2B Visas for Temp Non-Ag Workers  Feature Story: Government Documents Shed Light on the H-1B Lottery Headlines: Brexit Update / Trump’s Cuba Policy / California “Sanctuary” Efforts DC Insights SCOTUS Travel Ban Stayed for Some, In Force for Others – Full Case to […]

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Travel Ban Case and Allows Limited Travel Ban to Take Effect

Today, June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the blocking of the Trump Administration’s travel ban by lower courts. The Justices will hear the case on its merits during the first session of the next term, which starts this October. The Supreme Court partially lifted injunctions by the lower courts and now allows […]

EIG Dispatch | June 19 – 23

DC Insights: USCIS Nominee / India PM Visiting Next Week / Travel Ban Case Still Pending / Gender-Based Citizenship Case / Legislative Tracker Feature Story: Recess is Coming – What we Expect from Congress in the Coming Months Headlines: Brexit / Eid Delays / Canada Global Talent / Brain Gain / DACA DC Insights: What We Learned in the Past 7 Days Nominee for […]

EIG Dispatch | June 12-16

Headlines: Brexit Post Election / Eid Delays / Canada Points for Siblings and Francophones / Posted Workers In Spain / AILA Moves Convention in Protest Feature Story: US Government Agencies Focused on Fraud DC Insights: H-1B Reform / SCOTUS Reviewing Travel Ban / India PM Expected to VISIT / DHS Leadership Headlines: Immigration News from Around the World […]

Special Alert: July 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State released the July 2017 Visa Bulletin today. As reported in last month’s special alert on the visa bulletin, the China EB-3 Downgrade Phenomenon is in full effect, with EB-3 China retrogressing substantially by 2 years 9 months. Mr. Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of […]

EIG Dispatch | June 2, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Trump Administration Appeals Travel Ban Case to the Supreme Court New US Visa Application Supplement Released New I-94 Expiration Alerts Ireland Eases Requirements for Unmarried Partners Russia – Address Registration Requirements Tightened for Confederations Cup Trump Administration Appeals Travel Ban Case to the Supreme Court On Thursday night, the Trump administration petitioned the U.S. […]

EIG Dispatch | May 26, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Federal Court of Appeals Maintains the Block on Revised Travel Ban Update – India: Foreign Nationals Exempted from Aadhaar Requirement Argentina Eases Business Travel for Citizens of 35 Countries Federal Court of Appeals Maintains the Block on Revised Travel Ban On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth District […]