Brenda Eckert will present the topic, “Immigration Law and Trump’s Executive Orders - Where Are We Now?” at the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) Program: The Friday Focus for Members in Industry.
On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which was judicially halted from implementation. The President signed a revised Executive Order with the same title on March 6th, which expressly revoked and replaced the January 27th Executive Order and was scheduled to become effective on March 16, 2017. Like its predecessor, the March 6th Executive Order also has been judicially blocked from implementation. Additionally on February 20, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a pair of memos outlining how DHS will implement the President’s two recent executive orders concerning immigration enforcement. The DHS memos rescind earlier guidance and more broadly define the immigrants in the United States illegally who are considered “priorities for removal.” The memos also announce a planned expansion in the law enforcement resources dedicated to federal immigration enforcement activities. This presentation will highlight the existing and potential impact of these Executive Orders and DHS memos on U.S. businesses and companies and address frequently asked questions about them and the emerging issues from potential new executive orders aimed at immigration.