United States Permanent ResidentU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as the Green Card, and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. Although USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017, both existing and new cards will be valid until their expiration date.  >> Read More

Introducing our “Immigration Updates” Page 

To read more about the new documents, including how to determine if green cards are valid, we invite you to visit our “Immigration Updates” page. The week of January 23, President Trump commenced fulfilling his campaign promise to reform our immigration systems by issuing a trio of executive orders entitled “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry.” Since then, we have seen almost daily changes to all aspects of immigration affecting travel, employment, enforcement and visa applications. Shipman & Goodwin’s Immigration Law Practice Group has formed an interdisciplinary team of attorneys to assist our clients with addressing the effects of these changes and anticipated future changes on their foreign national employees, students, clients, vendors, and general business practices. Our Immigration Updates page has been created to provide you with a convenient location where you can find notification of these changes. In light of the complexity of our immigration laws and regulations, and because so many immigration issues are fact specific, we invite you to subscribe to receive timely updates intended to notify clients as developments arise.