Five Takeaways From President Trump's Immigration Executive Order

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13769 preventing foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days.  President Trump made the Executive Order effective immediately, and it is set to expire on April 27, 2017.  The U.S. government has since provided some limited guidance on the Executive Order and its interpretation. 

Here are five developments of which you should be aware:   

H-1B Season Is Here – Prepare Your Petitions Now To Meet Impending Deadline

The old saying “you snooze, you lose” applies to companies seeking to hire temporary foreign workers in specialty occupations such as engineering, biotech, business specialties, medicine and health.  If your company is planning or even considering these types of hires in 2016, and you have not already started the visa application process, you need to begin preparing your applications for H-1B work visas now. On April 1, 2016, the U.S.