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February 2017 Archives

Are changes coming to the H-1B visa program?

While much of the recent discussion concerning immigration law has necessarily been focused on the absence of clarity surrounding President Trump's so-called travel ban, experts indicate that there are other areas to which his nascent administration, as well as Congress, may soon turn its attention.

Trump Administration poised to enact travel ban 2.0

It's safe to say that the normally static area of immigration law has been completely upended over the last month thanks to the signing of an executive order by President Trump, which, to recap, prohibited all citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and all Syrians indefinitely.

When layoffs become a reality, what options do H-1B visa holders have? - II

Last week, we began discussing how the anxiety engendered by an employer's downsizing efforts is especially acute for those workers who are here on H-1B visas, as they not only have to worry about their families and finances, but also whether they need to start making preparations to return home.

Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A. asked to weigh in on immigration confusion

It would perhaps be something of an understatement to say that this last week has been tumultuous as far as immigration law matters are concerned. Indeed, it's safe to say that seven days removed from President Donald Trump's signing of an unprecedented executive order banning travel from seven nations -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- for 90 days, there are still far more questions than answers.