Finally, the U.S. is open for business again. Travel Ban Lifted!

2023-10-19T11:49:38-04:00

Good news for U.S. businesses, foreign investors and entrepreneurs, and the U.S. economy in general: For almost 20 months, the U.S. was closed for business, at least to people from 36 countries. Now it is finally open again and the effects, both short-term and long-term will be very positive.

As soon as Covid hit and […]

Finally, the U.S. is open for business again. Travel Ban Lifted!2023-10-19T11:49:38-04:00

Trump vs. Biden

2023-10-19T11:51:26-04:00

9 months into the Biden administration, what are the fundamental differences between the administrations when it comes to immigration?

Consistency is one. The Trump administration was anti-immigrant from the beginning and was consistent for four years in closing the doors to immigrants, both physically and metaphorically. The administration changed the way that immigration law was […]

Trump vs. Biden2023-10-19T11:51:26-04:00

The National Interest Exception (NIE) is here to stay, for now.

2023-10-19T11:52:26-04:00

The National Interest Exception (NIE) is here to stay, for now. Recently the administration announced that Presidential Proclamation 10143, which suspends direct travel to the United States from the Schengen countries, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Brazil, Iran, China, Iran, and India, would be in place “for the time being”. In doing so, it also […]

The National Interest Exception (NIE) is here to stay, for now.2023-10-19T11:52:26-04:00

US Government’s Discrimination of Foreign Nationals in 2021

2023-10-19T12:13:47-04:00

We watch the news each day and we see a common theme in America: Marginalized groups want what they deserve: to receive the same treatment and protections as allowed by law, which translates into equal opportunities. The reality is that minorities and women do not receive the same treatment and that the law does […]

US Government’s Discrimination of Foreign Nationals in 20212023-10-19T12:13:47-04:00

National Interest Exemption Gutted

2023-10-19T12:16:58-04:00

On March 2, significant changes were made to the criteria for granting National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamation 10143 (extending PP 9993), which suspends travel from Schengen countries, the Ireland and UK to the United States.

The exception was extremely useful in facilitating direct travel from these countries for foreign nationals who make a strong economic […]

National Interest Exemption Gutted2023-10-19T12:16:58-04:00

Expendable to Essential

2023-10-11T13:44:45-04:00

As the President pushes for meat-processing plants to re-open or stay open, the number of workers getting infected with Covid-19 continues to rise. Approximately 30% of workers at those plants are immigrants, some of whom are documented and some not. Pre-corona, these same plants were the targets for raids by the Immigration and Customs […]

Expendable to Essential2023-10-11T13:44:45-04:00

A Lion’s whimper – President Trump’s Executive Order

2023-10-11T13:18:52-04:00

President Trump signed into effect a new executive order entitled “Suspension Of Entry Of Immigrants Who Present A Risk To The United States Labor Market During The Economic Recovery Following The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak”, on April 22, 2020.

While this sounds ominous and has the appearance of the great lion, king of the jungle, […]

A Lion’s whimper – President Trump’s Executive Order2023-10-11T13:18:52-04:00

Greetings from the Epicenter

2023-10-11T13:19:05-04:00

As someone who grew up in New York City, I was always told that the Big Apple was the center of the universe. In this global world, it was always cool to think that I was in such an important place and that was part of my motivation to move back here in 2011 […]

Greetings from the Epicenter2023-10-11T13:19:05-04:00

Travel to the US and the coronavirus

2023-10-11T13:24:54-04:00

Coronavirus, as of March 15, 2020, is leading to mass implementation of “social distancing”, and at the same time life necessitates that people travel, which puts individuals at further risk of exposure. In order to try to stem the spread of the virus in the U.S., President Trump announced a ban under section 212(f) […]

Travel to the US and the coronavirus2023-10-11T13:24:54-04:00

The Coronavirus and Public Charge Rule

2023-10-11T13:30:46-04:00

Between the time I write this article and each one of you reads it, the information about Coronavirus will be different and its impact greater. Many of you may think what does the Coronavirus have to do with immigration law and immigrants? Many of you will not care about immigrants’ rights unless it directly […]

The Coronavirus and Public Charge Rule2023-10-11T13:30:46-04:00

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