Thursday, April 20th, 2017

White House Issues Executive Order Potentially Impacting H-1B Visa Sponsorship (April 19, 2017)

On April 18, 2017, the White House issued an Executive Order entitled the Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American (EO). With regard to the employment of foreign nationals, the EO states that “[i]n order to create higher …

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Friday, March 31st, 2017

Bucknell Joins in Brief Supporting Opposition to Travel Ban (March 31, 2017)

On March 31, Bucknell University joined 30 other prestigious colleges and universities submitting a collective amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs opposing the White House’s travel ban in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  An amicus brief is a …

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Federal Court Issues Order Temporarily Blocking Travel Ban (March 15, 2017)

As detailed in our March 7 update, earlier this month the White House issued a new Executive Order (EO) banning travel to the United States by citizens from certain countries, subject to limited exceptions. The travel ban was to …

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

New White House Executive Order (EO) on Immigration (March 7, 2017)

As detailed in a previous update, in early February the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order upholding a lower court’s decision to temporarily block the White House’s travel ban applicable to individuals from seven listed countries. The …

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Monday, March 6th, 2017

USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions (March 5, 2017)

USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions (March 5, 2017)

On March 3, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be temporarily suspending premium (i.e., expedited) processing for all H-1B petitions effective April 3, 2017. …

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Friday, February 10th, 2017

Appeals Court Upholds Order Blocking Travel Ban (Feb. 9, 2017)

As previously reported, on Feb. 3 the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking the White House’s travel ban applicable to individuals from seven listed countries. The White House appealed that …

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Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Update on Court Order Blocking Travel Ban (Feb. 5, 2017)

As detailed in a previous update, on Friday, Feb. 3, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington issued an order that temporarily blocked the White House’s executive order on travel bans. Late yesterday, attorneys with the …

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Update on White House Executive Order (Feb. 2, 2017)

Dear Bucknellians,

Since I wrote to you on Saturday about the White House’s Executive Order (EO) entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” Bucknell has joined colleges and universities across the country in trying to …

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