Seyfarth Shaw LLP (LexBlog Russia)

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  • U.S. Department of State Temporarily Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa Applications in Russia

    By: Jake Campbell, Gabriel Mozes, and Jason Burritt Seyfarth Synopsis:  As of August 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has temporarily suspended processing of Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) applications filed in Russia.  NIV interviews will resume only at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow beginning September 1, 2017.  DOS has suspended NIV processing indefinitely at...

  • Russia Blocks LinkedIn

    Last Friday, Russia blocked LinkedIn based on a Russian court’s finding that LinkedIn violated Russian “localization” law that requires companies holding personal data of Russian citizens to store it on servers located within Russian borders.  This law came as an amendment to Russian data privacy laws, “Regarding information, information technologies and the protection of information,”...

  • Fortress Russia – The Russian Data Localization Law

    On July 21, 2014, Russia adopted Federal Law No. 242-FZ, “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation for Clarification of the Procedure of Personal Data Processing in Information and Telecommunication Networks” (“Federal Law No. 242-FZ”), which introduces a number of changes to existing Russian data protection laws. Specifically, it amends Federal Law...

  • Immigration Voices – Careen Shannon: “Edward Snowden and the Politics of Asylum”

    [Blogger’s note: Our guest blogger today is Careen Shannon, Of Counsel at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. Careen Shannon and Austin Fragomen blog about immigration issues at Fragomen on Immigration. She writes to offer a background...

  • Immigration Good Behavior — a Riddle Riddled with Riddles

    “[A] riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma”  ~ Winston Churchill The most quotable of British Prime Ministers could well have been talking about the American immigration system rather than describing Russia in 1939.  U.S. immigration law is like stratified rock, revealing layer on layer of Congressional accretions laid down over many years, with the...

  • Obama’s Missing Immigration Mojo

    In staccato movements, our post-health-care President seemed to have found his rhythm: 15 recess appointments, a yet-to-be ratified arms-reduction treaty with Russia, and a world-leaders’ conference on nuclear nonproliferation, the first such gathering since President Franklin Roosevelt convened the precursor meeting that would lead to the formation of the United Nations. Why then is he...

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