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New Requirements to Extend IMMEX and PROSEC Benefits to Additional Addresses and Amendment to List of Products that Must Comply with NOMs

December 17, 2019

Mexico’s foreign trade rules were modified by decree published on December 9, 2019. The decree includes new and revised conditions for Mexico’s IMMEX and PROSEC programs.

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H-1B Denial Rates Remain at High Levels Through First Three Quarters of FY 2019

December 16, 2019

National Foundation for American Policy study finds historically high denial rates for H-1B petitions through the first three quarters of fiscal year 2019.

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Federal Judge Places Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump Public Charge Order Requiring Proof of Health Insurance for Immigrants

December 16, 2019

Federal Judge places TRO on Trump’s public charge order, preventing its application for the duration of the 28-day restraining order.

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Supreme Court Hears DACA Arguments

December 16, 2019

On November 12, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard almost 90 minutes of oral argument on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

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USCIS Proposes Substantial Fee Increases

December 16, 2019

USCIS published its proposed Fee Increase Regulation and, to no one’s surprise, fees are increasing dramatically in a number of categories, and the Regulation also contains procedural changes to application and petition processing that go beyond mere increases in processing fees.

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USMCA: Closer to Reality

December 13, 2019

On December 10, 2019, the White House and Congress announced that they have reached an agreement that opens a path for ratification of the new free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA).

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Waterloo, Iowa’s “Ban the Box” Ordinance: What Waterloo Employers Need to Know

December 6, 2019

In October 2019, Waterloo became the first Iowa city to adopt a “Ban the Box” ordinance, following in the footsteps of more than 150 cities across the country adopting similar ordinances.

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“All That IT Gibberish” – Part 1: Frequently Overlooked Technology Provisions in Vendor Agreements and Why They Matter

December 3, 2019

There is no doubt that partnerships with software vendors make fast, customer-friendly banking possible, but they also expose banks to a whole new world of risk and liability.

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Blockchain and the Financial Industry

December 3, 2019

Many have forecasted the use of blockchain will usher in a new age, while others have predicted blockchain’s demise. So which is it? Well, in typical lawyer fashion, the answer is: it depends.

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The FTC Issues a New Disclosure Guide for Influencers

December 2, 2019

The FTC released “Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers” to offer guidance on how influencers should disclose a relationship with a brand.

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