Travel Ban Update (June 26, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the arguments of the parties in the Trump Administration’s Muslim-focused travel and refugee ban in October. Until it rules, it has reinstated the ban for citizens of the named six majority-Muslim countries to a limited extent, only where the visa applicant lacks a formal relationship with a person or entity in the United States. Some examples of instances where the ban should not prohibit travel include cases where the visa applicant or refugee is a relative of a US citizen or permanent resident, an employee of a business with a US presence coming to the US to work, and a student accepted to a US university. The court allowed the ban to go into effect only for foreign nationals without any “bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States.” For many visa applicants, there should be a bona fide relationship with a US based family member or entity (such as a business).
Sharon & Kalnoki is expanding!
Michael Jolic has relocated to the west coast and Sharon & Kalnoki LLC has opened an office in the San Diego area. Mr. Jolic’s contact information remains the same as before. If a client would like to schedule an appointment with Michael, he is available via FaceTime or Skype. Please contact the office at 216-328-9878 to schedule a meeting. Note that attorneys Michael Sharon and Stacy Cozart remain in the Independence, Ohio office and are available for in person meetings.