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DHS Issues Two New Immigration Enforcement Memos

March 21, 2017

Two new DHS memoranda call for, among other things, strict enforcement of immigration laws, stepped-up detentions and enhancement of expedited removal.

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Have You Been Using E-Verify for More Than 10 Years? If So, Download Your Older Reports Now

March 21, 2017

USCIS must dispose of transaction records that are more than 10 years old in April, 2017.

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President Trump Signs Revised ‘Travel Ban’ Executive Order, States File Challenges

March 21, 2017

President Donald Trump signed a revised “travel ban” executive order on March 6. 

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USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Starting April 3

March 21, 2017

The suspension may last up to 6 months.

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12 Deaf Plaintiffs Sue Banner Health for Lack of ASL Interpreters and Lack of Auxiliary Communication Aids

March 20, 2017

Twelve deaf individuals filed a complaint in Federal District Court in Arizona on March 13 against Banner Health.

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Financial Institution Bond May Cover Losses from Fraudulent Wire Transfers – Even Where Bank Employees Are at Fault

March 1, 2017

Even the most well-designed security plan for preventing financial losses from fraudulent acts has a potential weak spot—the humans at the bank who are responsible for implementing the plan.

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Trust Decanting – A New Estate Planning Technique

March 1, 2017

When we normally think of the term “decanting,” we think of it applying to wine. When one decants a bottle of wine, the wine is poured from the bottle into a decanter where the wine is exposed to air which allows it to “breathe.” Now when this term is used, it can also be applied to trusts in Minnesota.

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Bank Networking Arrangements Under the New DOL Fiduciary Rules

March 1, 2017

In 2016, the Department of Labor issued its final “conflicts of interest” rule, which broadens the definition of “fiduciary” and the scope of investment advice under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended. 

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The Changes to Rule 34 and the New Ways Document Requests and Objections Will Be Handled

February 23, 2017

The December 2015 changes to Rule 34 are dramatic in the way document requests and objections will be handled in federal practice.

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EPA Process Kicks in on Freeway Sanitary Landfill

February 21, 2017

The U.S. EPA is mailing general notice letters and requests for information to parties it believes may be responsible under CERCLA for cleanup of the Freeway Sanitary Landfill Site in Burnsville, Minnesota.

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