Travel Ban Update: Two U.S. District Courts Block President Trump’s Third Immigration Travel Ban

On October 17, 2017, a federal judge in Hawaii partially blocked the third iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson issued a temporary restraining order blocking the travel restrictions for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen hours before the restrictions were to go into effect; the ban for Venezuelan and North Korean nationals was not at issue and is in full effect as of today.

OSC Stresses Need to Comply with Federal E-Verify Requirements Regardless of Potential State Conflicts

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) used a case involving the apparent conflict between federal E-Verify rules and a Missouri state law to reiterate some general guidelines regarding employer compliance with the antidiscrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees, including U.S. citizens, within three business days of hire.