Employment-Based Immigration Implications of President Trump’s Executive Orders
On Friday, January 27th, President Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Two days earlier, on Wednesday, January 25th, President Trump issued two other Executive Orders titled “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” Collectively, the three Executive Orders affect many aspects of the immigration system. Thus far, employment-based immigration, specifically, has been affected to a lesser extent, although that may change if President Trump signs a recently-leaked draft Executive Order. Please be aware that the situation is still fluid as practical tweaks and adjustments are being implemented and legal challenges are working their way through the courts. Below is a summary of two key provisions that have the potential to immediately affect your workforce. Click here to read full article.