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Decision Limits Justice Center Authority

In a case challenging the constitutionality of the legislation establishing the Justice Center, an Albany County Supreme Court Justice has issued a decision dismissing an indictment and ruling that the…

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CBP Statistics Show Steady Increase of Electronic Device Searches

On April 11, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released statistics related to searches of electronic devices during the process of admitting individuals to the United States.  While less…

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Immigration Attorney Jill Apa Appears on CBC’s On The Money

Barclay Damon Immigration Attorney Jill Apa was a featured guest on the CBC’s On The Money program discussing how “extreme vetting” could affect Canadians visiting the U.S.

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Erie County Takes Action Against Nursing Homes

Erie County is adding to the myriad of laws already imposed on nursing homes by the State and Federal government.  On March 24th, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced…

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U.S. District Court In Hawaii Issues TRO to Block Second Travel Ban the Day Before it is Set to Take Effect

On March 15th, the day before President Trump’s second travel ban was set to take effect, a U.S. District Judge in Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order to block its…

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WOTUS Rule Rescinded

On March 6, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Army Corps”) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) officially announced their intention to rescind or revise a final rule…

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USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yesterday that as of April 3, 2017, premium processing for all H-1B petitions will be temporarily suspended.  The suspension may last up…

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Trump Administration Issues New Travel Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States”.  This new Order narrows the scope of…

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A First Glimpse at Obamacare Repeal Legislation

Republican lawmakers are expected to introduce an Affordable Care Act replacement bill this week.  Based on a draft of the bill that was leaked to the press over the weekend,…

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Employers Should Proceed With Care if Employees Participate in a Proposed Nationwide Strike on February 17 Against the Policies of President Trump

A proposed, 24-hour general strike against President Trump’s policies has attracted considerable attention across the country and may pose risks for employers under the National Labor Relations Act. Several groups…

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