• 19Dec
    Firm News Comments Off on Looking for a Top-Notch Attorney to Join our Corporate Immigration Team

    We have a sophisticated, established business immigration law practice seeking an Associate who possesses superb writing skills to support us in a variety of employment-based petitions and applications submitted to USCIS, CBP and DOL.  A keen attention to detail and a knack for concise, persuasive writing and meticulous editing are key requirements of the position. The successful candidate must also possess superior organizational and legal research skills and be capable of maintaining a firm grasp on a high volume of challenging work.  Must have common sense and be comfortable with interfacing with high-level, sophisticated corporate clients in order to engage with them to learn and understand what it is that they do to then distill the key information by drafting persuasive, yet fact-based petitions and applications seeking U.S. immigration benefits.

    This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, career-oriented associate who understands the appeal of working for a well-established, mid-sized law firm in Newark, NJ with attorneys who practice in a variety of areas in addition to business immigration law.

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    All responses are confidential.  Please email resume, transcript, a recent writing sample and salary requirements to Anthony Siliato at asiliato@meyner.com

  • 19Dec
    USCIS News Comments Off on USCIS to Begin Accepting Applications under the International Entrepreneur Rule

    USCIS LogoWASHINGTON—On December 14, 2017 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), in accordance with a recent court decision.

    Although the IER was published during the previous administration with an effective date of July 17, 2017, it did not take effect because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on July 11, 2017, delaying the IER’s effective date until March 14, 2018.  This delay rule was meant to give USCIS time to review the IER and, if necessary, to issue a rule proposing to remove the IER program regulations.

    However, a Dec. 1, 2017, ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in National Venture Capital Association v. Duke vacated USCIS’ final rule to delay the effective date. The Dec. 1, 2017, court decision is a result of litigation filed in district court on Sept. 19, 2017, which challenged the delay rule. For further details visit the USCIS web site here.

    If you have any questions in connection with the foregoing, please contact our firm’s Immigration Law Group at (973) 602-3455.

  • 11Dec
    Department of State Comments Off on New Court Orders on Presidential Proclamation

    Department_of_State_official_seal_svgOn December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by U.S. District Courts in the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland.  The preliminary injunctions had prohibited the government from fully enforcing or implementing the entry restrictions of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P.) titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats” to nationals of six countries:  Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia.  Per the Supreme Court’s orders, those restrictions will be implemented fully, in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation, around the world, beginning December 8 at open of business, local time.

    The District Court injunctions did not affect implementation of entry restrictions against nationals from North Korea and Venezuela.  Those individuals remain subject to the restrictions and limitations listed in the Presidential Proclamation, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. eastern time on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, with respect to nationals of those countries.

    For additional details and background visit the U. S. Department of State web site here.

    If you have any questions in connection with any of the foregoing, please contact Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk of our firm’s Immigration Law Group.