U.S. District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration from implementing the majority of the latest version of the president’s controversial Travel Ban 3.0, hours before it was due to take effect. Today, Politico reported that U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland granted a second nationwide preliminary injunction against the travel ban. As this updated AILA practice alert notes, in light of these rulings, nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad will not be restricted from traveling to the United States. To find out more, check out this AILA Quicktake, in which AILA Second Vice President Jennifer Minear shares details of the two temporary injunctions and what is likely to happen next. In addition, AILA members may find these Talking Points useful if asked by the media about Travel Ban 3.0.
FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registration Begins March 8, 2021
The FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registration period will begin March 8, 2021, and end March 26, 2021.
The new H-1B cap registration final rule (86 FR 1676) modifying the H-1B cap selection process, amending current lottery procedures, and prioritizing prevailing wage takes effect on March 8, 2021. Our firm expects this to be the start date of the 2022 H-1B cap registration period, even if Biden withdraws the final rule.
Practice Alert: Two Nationwide TROs Enjoin the Majority of Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0