Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Muslim Ban 2.0 - A Brief Synopsis of the Major Provisions

This is a brief summary of the Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017. This order rescinds the Executive Order (13769) issued on January 27, 2017 and creates the following new rules and regulations. A summary of what the Executive Order covers is below:

Who does the ban apply to?

Foreign nationals, who do not possess a valid visa and who are outside the United States and are from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are temporarily barred effective, March 16, 2017 (Section 1(f)).

When does the ban take effect?

The ban is effective March 16, 2017. The ban, bars persons from the six (6) countries temporarily for a period of 90 days (Section 2(c)).
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

601A - Do Not Underestimate the Hardship

Do not underestimate the power of hardships.  A hardship, alone, may not seem enough to be extreme.  To establish an extreme hardship, it is not necessary to demonstrate that a single hardship, taken in isolation, rises to the level of extreme.  Rather, any relevant hardship factors must be considered in he aggregate, not in isolation.  A person living with an undocumented spouse has a lot to fear.

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