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January 20, 2018
Beata Leja

Immigration Implications of Government Shutdown 2018

As of today, January 20, 2018, many aspects of the United States government have shut down because Congress cannot agree on a budget for continued spending, largely because of a stalemate on many important issues, including providing a path to...

December 08, 2017
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration to Implement Travel Ban 3, Bar Citizens of 8 Countries

On Monday, December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump Administration to begin enforcing the current version of the travel ban, Executive Order 3 (“EO-3”), denying visas and entry to citizens of eight mostly Muslim-majority countries. The countries affected...

June 07, 2017
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Trump’s Executive Order to Buy American and Hire American Makes No Changes to H-1B Visa and Current Immigration Law

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to promote the policy known as Buy American and Hire American. In President Trump’s words, the order established a government policy “to aggressively promote and use American-made goods and to...

March 25, 2016
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

The 7th Circuit Bar Association Tackles the Immigration Conundrum

The Seventh Circuit Bar Association hosted a two-day immigration conference March 3-4 at the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. E Pluribus Unum: The Immigration Conundrum, as the symposium was appropriately named, covered topics spanning the...

November 18, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Fifth Circuit Court upholds injunction in Texas v. United States: no DAPA for the near future

On November 9, 2015, another delay was announced to the implementation of President Obama’s proposed programs to allow certain individuals to apply for Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens and Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of the Deferred Action for...

March 20, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Injunction over DAPA and DACA expansion continues

USCIS has stopped issuing 3-year DACA approvals The uncertainty and delay over President Obama’s Deferred Action programs continue. Background On February 16, 2015, a Federal Judge for a District Court in Texas granted a request for a temporary injunction against...

March 12, 2015
Stephen Tarnoff

Full Enforcement of Immigration Laws Would Cost U.S. $400-$600 billion

A recently published research paper underscores that “full enforcement” of U.S. immigration laws by removing undocumented immigrants and preventing immigrants from illegally entering the country would result in enormous costs to the nation and have devastating effects on the economy. The...

February 18, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

District Court Ruling Delays DACA Expansion and DAPA

A Texas Federal Judge has granted a request for a temporary injunction against the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens and Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) announced by President...

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