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President Biden Issues Proclamation Ending Ban on Certain Immigrant Visas (PP 10014)

By Roujin Mozaffarimehr Today, President Biden reversed one of the immigration bans of 2020 by former President Trump. This ban was premised on claims that immigrants harm the U.S. economy – a premise wholeheartedly rejected by most economists. Today’s proclamation ends the ban on issuance of certain immigrant visas abroad as set forth by Proclamation…

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USCIS Rescinds Trump-Era Computer Programmer Policy Memorandum

By Roujin Mozaffarimehr On February 3, 2021, USCIS issued a new Policy Memorandum[1] that rescinds the Trump-era Computer Programmer Policy Memorandum.[2] This 2021 Policy Memorandum was issued in direct response to the decision issued in the Ninth Circuit in Innova Solutions v. Baran. By way of background, in December 2000, the Director of the USCIS…

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President Biden Signs Executive Order Revoking BAHA

by Roujin Mozaffarimehr On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order[1] which effectively revoked President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order (commonly known as “BAHA”).[2] On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive order, which was used as the basis for many restrictive immigration policies…

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Considerations for Adjustment of Status following admission to the U.S. on the B Visa

Considerations for Adjustment of Status following admission to the U.S. on the B Visa.[1] The B visa requires “non-immigrant” intent. Therefore, it is important to consider possible application of the rules interpreting pre-conceived intent and misrepresentation when applying for an Adjustment of Status – AOS (an immigrant application) after entering the US on a B-2…

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Regulatory Freeze and Review

By Radhika Balaji, Associate Attorney As part of the Day 1 Executive Actions signed by President Biden, a memorandum for a regulatory freeze on federal agency actions has been issued to ensure that the new and pending rules that were issued by the Trump administration have been reviewed by President Biden’s new appointees and designees.…

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President Biden Day 1 Executive Actions

On his first day in office, President Biden signed seventeen (17) executive orders and proclamations; 6 of which relate to immigration. These are mainly aimed at reversing some of the most restrictive immigration measures by former president Trump. Here is our brief summary: President Biden Revokes Muslim and African Travel Bans. In 2017 the Trump…

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President Biden Revokes Muslim and African Travel Bans

By Roujin Mozaffarimehr, Partner.  On his first day in office, President Biden signed seventeen (17) executive orders and proclamations, one of which included the revocation of the Muslim and African Travel Bans. These bans were put into place in 2017 by the Trump Administration and restricted the immigrant and non-immigrant entry of foreign nationals from…

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