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Immigration Alert: Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspending Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants is Effective TODAY

Posted On June 24, 2020

As anticipated, on Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation (also referred to as Executive Order) that temporarily suspends entry into the United States of certain foreign nationals seeking to enter in the following visa categories:  H-1B (specialty occupation workers), H-2B (seasonal non-agricultural workers), L-1 (intracompany transferees) and certain J-1 visa holders (intern,
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U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Title VII Prohibits Discrimination in the Workplace on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Posted On June 22, 2020

by Adam Henningsen & Mollie Mohan On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace also protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Bostock v. Clayton County decision consolidated three separate cases that dealt with alleged discrimination in the workplace.  In
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Supreme Court Upholds DACA

Posted On June 19, 2020

by Kristine Nazir On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s termination of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was “arbitrary and capricious,” in violation of federal law that governs administrative procedure.   The ruling will protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, an estimated 700,000 recipients,
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Presidential Proclamation Suspends the Entry of Certain Chinese Graduate Students and Researchers into the U.S.

Posted On June 9, 2020

by Kristine Nazir The Proclamation bans Chinese nationals in F or J status in graduate-level programs who are or have been associated with Chinese entities involved with China’s “military-civil fusion strategy” from applying for visas or seeking entry into the U.S.  The “military-civil fusion strategy” is defined as “actions by or at the behest of
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USCIS Offices Reopening June 4th

Posted On May 28, 2020

Beginning June 4, 2020, certain USCIS field offices and application support centers will resume non-emergency face-to-face services to the public. USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by the extended temporary closure. Kristine Nazir represents corporations and institutions of higher education with their immigration needs,
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Illinois General Assembly Eases IEP Administrative Burdens

Posted On May 26, 2020

by Merry Rhoades The Illinois General Assembly, at its May 22, 2020 Special Session, relieved administrative burdens on special educators.  Below is a summary of changes to Sections 14-8.02f and 14-8.02h of the Illinois School Code: Changes to Section 14-8.02f Starting July 1, 2020, any evaluation report or data collected to be considered at an
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Department of Education Releases Final Title IX Regulations: What Missouri Public Schools Need to Know

Posted On May 14, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) released the final Title IX regulations (“Final Rule”).  The implementation date for the Final Rule is August 14, 2020.  While discussion about the Title IX regulations has largely centered on colleges and universities, the changes will also impact how K-12 districts in Missouri should respond
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