International Entrepreneur Rule frozen for now

International Entrepreneur Rule Frozen for Now

The Trump administration put a freeze on all new and pending regulations, including the International Entrepreneur Rule, the Obama Administration’s creative substitute for a startup visa. Last week’s freeze was expected. Typically, new administrations taking over from the other party halt new and pending regulations to review them before they’re finalized.   Regulatory Process Before…

8 Steps to Avoid Sudden Deportation

8 Steps to Avoid Sudden Deportation

President Trump’s executive order banning nationals from seven predominantly-Muslim countries have prompted confusion and fear. Several reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested, detained or deported individuals and are possibly planning raids have profoundly added to that confusion and fear. Here are the eight most important steps to protect yourself from being arrested and…

Proposed H-1B reforms

Flurry of Proposals to Reform H-1B

As the deadline for the H-1B lottery approaches, both the Trump administration and federal lawmakers are making moves to reform the oversubscribed H-1B visa program. Highly Coveted The H-1B visa allows U.S. companies to employ workers in occupations that require special expertise in fields, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services…

Draft Executive Orders overturn immigration reforms

Trump Administration Moves to End Immigration Reforms Under Obama

Two draft executive orders by the Trump Administration will end some of the key immigration reforms of the Obama Administration. The draft orders, copies of which were obtained and originally reported by Vox, also place more restrictions on legal immigration.   Wide-Ranging Changes The draft order, titled “Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity…

Government Report Backs EB-5 Critics

Most foreign investment dollars under the EB-5 program go to gerrymandered districts where wealthy neighborhoods are combined with high-unemployment areas to qualify. That’s the finding of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which works for Congress and assesses how taxpayer dollars are spent. At the request of both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, GAO…

Trump Immigration Updates and Happy Thanksgiving from Alcorn Immigration Law

This video is about updates on Trump’s Immigration Policy, including his statement that he would investigated all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker, Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and his possible effect on the H-1B visa program, Nikki Haley’s immigration stance as governor of South Carolina, Kobach, Bannon, NSEERS, and the…