Welcome to Seyfarth Shaw’s Presidential Pulse Digest, a round-up of analysis by Seyfarth’s leading policy team on the business impact of President Donald Trump’s policy agenda. President Trump is following through rapidly on his campaign pledge to immediately overhaul, overturn and eliminate a long list of federal laws and regulations. The political, legal and business ramifications of President Trump’s new administration are being felt by businesses and individuals across the United States and around the world.
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Trump Administration Implements Extreme Vetting Measures for Certain Visa Applicants Requiring Detailed Travel History and Social Media Information
One Minute Memo - June 16, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Department of State has recently issued a new supplemental questionnaire that will enable officers at U.S. Consulates and Embassies to carry out enhanced and burdensome screenings of certain applicants for nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S.
Event Recap! Seyfarth’s First 100 & Beyond: Strategy & Planning Summit for Businesses
Chicago Office Event - June 15, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: Our leading policy team, including a former Director of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, along with other prominent thought leaders, hosted a full-day Summit in review of the “change management” period of President Donald Trump’s Administration and in preparation for the evolving legal and business landscape to come. We have provided links to the recordings and Seyfarth’s materials presented as the program for your convenience, as well as supplementary resources.
Sessions Seeks Repeal of Rohrabacher-Farr
The Blunt Truth Blog - June 13, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in the news for two reasons today: he’s testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his possible links to Russia and a letter he wrote to Congress indicating his disapproval of the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment has surfaced. The Rohrbacher-Farr Amendment (which has been part of appropriations bills since 2014) prohibits the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent states in which medical marijuana is legal from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.
DOL Expected to Issue Request for Information on OT Rules
Wage & Hour Litigation Blog - June 7, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: During his Wednesday hearing before a House Appropriations Subcommittee, in which he addressed the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for DOL, Secretary Alexander Acosta informed the committee that the Department planned to issue a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the currently enjoined overtime rules. The anticipated timetable is 2-3 weeks, but it is unclear whether that represents the timetable before the RFI is submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval or actual publication.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Maintains Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Blocking the Trump Administration’s Revised Travel Ban
One Minute Memo - June 2, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that President Trump’s travel ban should remain on hold, upholding a preliminary injunction issued in March 2017 by a lower court.
Midyear Peek: What Has The EEOC Been Up To In FY 2017?
Workplace Class Action Blog - June 1, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: Reviewing the EEOC’s case filings during the first half of the Commission’s fiscal year may already reveal some surprising trends, most notably a sharp uptick in the total number of case filings – up 75% from the same point last year – and a corresponding increase in systemic cases.