Simone Williams and her very merry team at Williams Global Law wishes you blessings, peace, joy and prosperity throughout this Christmas season and the coming year. We thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in the years to come
On November, 21, 2017, Simone Williams, Managing Attorney with Williams Global Law, spoke on immigration issues at the Radio One's show “Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine”. “Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine” is a weekly international talk radio program which provides provocative and empowering information and discussion designed to ignite change and inspire action in achieving racial justice, social justice and equality. During the show, Ms. Williams discussed hot immi
On December 7, 2017, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution, H.J.Res.123 - Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes, which, among other things, extends important immigration programs, including the EB-5 Regional Center Program, with no changes until December 22, 2017. The resolution was signed by President Trump on December 8, 2017. Williams Global Law closely monitors all immigration-related development and changes.
On December 1, 2017, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can't delay an Obama-era International Entrepreneur Rule that would let foreign start-up founders into the U.S. without a visa. The exemption for immigrants who create companies and employ Americans was set to go into effect this past July, but the government delayed its implementation until March 2018. The National Association of Venture Capitalists and others sued to overturn the delay. On December 1,
On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the third version of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it continue. The court’s orders mean that the administration can fully enforce its new restrictions on travel from 8 nations, 6 of them predominantly Muslim. For now, most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be barred from entering the United States, along with some groups of people from Ve
On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019. This decision follows then-Secretary Kelly’s announcement in May 2017 that Haiti had made considerable progress, and that the country’s designation will likely not be extended past si