Most recent information on the status of the Executive Order setting out a U.S. immigration suspension for certain nationalities and its impact on mobility. You’ll also hear the most current information on the expected Executive Order on high-skill visa reforms and will have the opportunity to ask questions of ERC experts.
For Immediate Press Release — 9 February 2017
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Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Against Immigration Order
Arlington, VA—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a ruling today that upholds a decision by a U.S. District Judge to freeze the executive order banning certain nationals of seven countries from entering the US. The Trump Administration will likely appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The ban initially applied to green card holders from the seven identified countries, but the Department of Homeland Security issued a clarification that green card holders were exempt from the ban.
On February 3, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle, Washington issued a temporary restraining order that freezes the government from continuing to execute the order. The attorneys general for the states of Washington and Minnesota brought the case against the Trump Administration. The attorneys general were joined by 97 companies from the technology sectors in filing amicus curiae in the case. The Department of Homeland Security issued a release stating the Department had suspended all activities related to executing the ban as the Department of Justice appealed the ruling.
The ban has direct significant implications for the workforce mobility industry. Worldwide ERC® will be hosting a webinar on February 14 on the ramifications of the executive order, as well as a reported order being drafted specifically on high-skilled immigration. To register for the webinar, sponsored in partnership with Fragomen, please click here.
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