November 26, 2019
NP Immigration Blog
NP Immigration Blog
Employers are facing an ever-changing and increasingly unpredictable immigration landscape. You can rely on Nixon Peabody to analyze all the latest developments in this active area of law, and deliver the guidance you need on a variety of immigration issues.
Marijuana continues to carry severe immigration consequences, even for foreign nationals merely employed in the legal marijuana industry, but a new bill recently passed by the House Judiciary Committee could change that.—Jason Gerrol
Although the court stopped short of requiring border officials to obtain a warrant supported by probable cause prior to searching smartphones and laptops, its decision is being hailed as a major victory by privacy rights advocates. The ruling will serve as an important check on the rising number of electronic device searches conducted at the border each year.—Jenny L. Holmes
To ensure compliance with various court orders, DHS has announced it will extend the validity of TPS-related documents for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through January 4, 2021.—Jason Gerrol
On October 30, 2019, a federal court temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to deny immigrant visas on health insurance grounds.—Jason Gerrol
Effective December 2, 2019, USCIS will increase the premium processing fee on nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions.—Mary-Benham B. Nygren
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