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Despite legal challenges and separate statewide rulings, the Supreme Court has given the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban the green light.  The administration can now fully enforce its restrictions on travel from eight nations – Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Restrictions vary between the nations, but most citizens will find themselves unable to emigrate permanently to the U.S., and some may further be barred from [...]

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Brendan Venter, an Associate with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Immigration Practice Group, recently authored an article titled Dream On: The Elimination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Looking Ahead for Former “Dreamers” that was published in The Student Affairs Compliance Report & Analysis, a newsletter geared towards college/university student affairs staff. Please click here to view the article, which begins on page 5 of the newsletter.  [...]

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On October 17, Judge Derrick Watson, a Hawaii federal judge, granted a Temporary Restraining Order or TRO ) in the case Hawaii v. Trump, blocking the majority of the travel restrictions set forth in President Trump’s September 24, 2017 proclamation The TRO invalidated Trump's instruction only hours before it was set to be enforced on October 18, 2017. This decision is not the first time that the judiciary has invalidated Trump's immigration plans as Watson had also blocked the previous [...]

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Oct. 17, 2017

'Spirits of October'

On October 4th, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna teamed up with Schenectady County Community College to present an event celebrating and appreciating the recent boom of the microbrewery industry in our region. The “Spirits of October” event, hosted at our Schenectady office at the Electric City Innovation Center, drew in over 100 attendees. Together, we learned about SCCC’s Craft Beer Brewing program, whilst sampling beer, spirits, and elixirs from local businesses, and sampling [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna is a proud sponsor of the “Mission Awareness” partnership between CBS 6 and the Double H Ranch. The goal of this program is to raise awareness of the mission of the Double H Ranch, while also providing the opportunity for donations and volunteer support. CBS 6 will air a 60-minute documentary on the Double H Ranch on both CBS and CW 15. The program will feature “telethon breaks” with a call to action for viewers to make a donation. As [...]

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