Client Alert: Trump Immigration Order is Stayed by Four Courts and Diluted by Homeland Security

On January 27, 2017 President Trump signed an Executive Order barring entry into the U.S. for the next 90 days by aliens from seven countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen — including persons holding immigrant and non-immigrant visas issued by the U.S. Entry by refugees attempting relocation is suspended for the next 120 days and entry by all Syrian refugees is suspended until further notice. Beginning in late May 2017 the State Department may allow entry into the U.S. of nationals of countries that State, Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence jointly determine pose no danger to the U.S. The Order makes special provisions for entry by members of religious minorities from these countries. This provision is especially controversial since it prioritizes the processing of refugee claims based on the refugee’s religion. U.S. citizens — whether natural-born or naturalized — are unaffected by the Order.

Immediately the ACLU filed an emergency application in federal court in Brooklyn on behalf of two Iraqi individuals detained at JFK Airport based on the new Executive Order. On January 28 U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly granted the ACLU’s emergency request and entered a Stay barring deportation of individuals with refugee applications, holders of valid U.S. visas and other individuals from the seven named countries who are legally authorized to enter the U.S., pending a full hearing. Judge Donnelly concluded that imminent danger faced these individuals if sent back to their countries of origin. Judge Donnelly’s Order affects only travelers who arrived in the U.S. after Trump signed the Order and these individuals may remain in detention while the Stay is in effect.
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Joseph M. Hannon to Present Seminar for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities

Counsel Joseph M. Hannon will present a seminar entitled “Labor Relations-What You Need to Know” for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Orientation for Municipal Officials that are Newly Elected, Re-Elected, or Experienced on January 28th. The Orientation is designed to quickly bring officials up-to-date on important municipal issues and provide newly elected officials a detailed overview of their major areas of responsibility, key contact at the State level, and important sources of information and assistance.

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Joseph M. Hannon is Counsel in the Firm’s Labor Law and Education Law Practice Groups.

William F. Harrison to Participate on Panel at The American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter 2017 New Jersey Planning Conference

Partner William F. Harrison will participate on a panel session entitled “Preserving Farms through TDR” at The American Planning Association – New Jersey Chapter 2017 New Jersey Planning Conference on Thursday, January 26th. The panel discussion will focus on Woolwich Township’s successful efforts to preserve farmland and open space through implementation of a TDR program with the assistance of the TDR Bank and SADC staff.

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William F. Harrison is Chair of the Firm’s Environmental Law and Land Use & Approvals Practice Groups and a Partner in the Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment and Alcohol & Regulated Products Law Practice Groups.

Jennifer Roselle to Present Seminar for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities

Counsel Jennifer Roselle will present a seminar entitled “Labor Relations-What You Need to Know” for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Orientation for Municipal Officials that are Newly Elected, Re-Elected, or Experienced on January 7th. The Orientation is designed to quickly bring officials up-to-date on important municipal issues and provide newly elected officials a detailed overview of their major areas of responsibility, key contact at the State level, and important sources of information and assistance.

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Ms. Roselle is Counsel in the Firm’s Newark office and is a member of the Labor Law and Education Law Practice Groups.

Nicholas R. Amato was Quoted in Recent Law360 Article Entitled “Hospitality Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2017”

Nicholas R. Amato was quoted in a recent Law360 article entitled “Hospitality Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2017”. Mr. Amato, is a former executive director of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and a past president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. In the article, Mr. Amato quoted, “a good next step would be changes to allow onlookers to wager on the outcomes of those competitions as well”.

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Nicholas R. Amato is of Counsel in the Firm’s Casino & Gaming Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution Law and Trusts & Estates Law Practice Groups.