On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would formally end the DACA program. If Congress is unable to enact new legislation to protect this program, DACA will terminate, impacting over 800,000 individuals.
As a reminder, on July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which employers must begin using no later than September 18, 2017.
Recent actions by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) indicate that employers seeking to hire foreign workers will likely face a more stringent visa approval process.
On August 2, 2017, President Trump unveiled the revised RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act, which would create new parameters for obtaining a green card for U.S. company employees and decrease family immigration numbers.
On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court partially lifted the injunction and agreed to hear arguments on President Trump’s March Executive Order entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.