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Michael H. Neifach

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Washington, D.C. Region

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Biography

Michael Neifach is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a recognized leader on immigration, visa and border security matters, and he is Co-Leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.

Mr. Neifach has held senior positions at the White House Homeland Security Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He served as General Counsel at ICE from July 2007 through January 2009. Following his government service, Mr. Neifach oversaw the Immigration, Compliance, and Homeland Security practice at a boutique immigration law firm until joining Jackson Lewis.

Mr. Neifach's practice focuses exclusively on immigration law. He specializes in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad range of issues, including maintaining strict workplace law compliance in an era of heightened government enforcement targeting employers, assisting clients who may encounter difficulties or delays in the visa process at United States Consular posts abroad, and government relations activities to enable business community dialogue with agency policymakers. He represents a variety of clients, ranging from large companies to private equity funds, and law firms to high profile individuals with specific ongoing immigration or visa problems.

Mr. Neifach has been a frequent speaker and invited participant at business and professional associations, including the American Bar Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and is frequently interviewed for national publications and journals.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Secretary of Homeland Security Award for Exceptional Service
  • U.S. Department of Justice Federal Service Award

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February 3, 2017
POLITICO

Michael Neifach Comments on President Donald Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

February 3, 2017

Michael Neifach comments on the broad language used in President Trump's executive order on immigration in "The little-noticed bombshell in Trump's immigration order," published by POLITICO." Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 31, 2017
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Amy Peck and Michael Neifach Comment on President Donald Trump's Executive Order Targeting Muslim Countries

January 31, 2017

Amy Peck and Michael Neifach comment on President Trump's executive order targeting Muslim countries and its impact on employers in "WHITE HOUSE NEWS-Executive order targeting Muslim countries, Holocaust remembrance statement draw sharp criticism," published by Employment Law Daily. Subscription may be required to... Read More

January 26, 2017
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Michael Neifach and Amy Peck Comment on Implications of the Trump Administration's Executive Actions on Immgration

January 26, 2017

Michael Neifach and Amy Peck comment on implications of the Trump administration's executive orders on immigration in "WHITE HOUSE NEWS—Immigration EOs, released and pending, will have business impact," published by Employment Law Daily. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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February 4, 2017

Travel Ban Temporarily Enjoined

February 4, 2017

On Friday, February 3, and effective immediately, the travel restrictions for individuals from seven identified countries was halted by Judge James Robart of the Western District of Washington. In State of Washington, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. Judge Robart granted a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) prohibiting... Read More

February 2, 2017

Travel Update under Trump’s Executive Order

February 2, 2017

While daily governmental guidance for affected individuals, in the United States and abroad, has followed the signing of Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” on January 27, 2017, reports of inconsistent treatment of individuals abound. The following illustrates some of... Read More

January 30, 2017

Travel Advisory after Trump Executive Order

January 30, 2017

The “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump on January 27, 2017, has had immediate effects on individuals from seven countries: Iraq Iran Libya Somalia Sudan Syria Yemen Being “from” one of these countries... Read More

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March 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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January 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
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December 7, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
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December 1, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
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Ninth Circuit Denies Government’s Motion to Stay District Court’s Order Blocking Travel Ban
February 10, 2017

In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the stay of President Trump’s travel ban.  The Court found in favor of the State of Washington on all of its arguments and held that the Administration had not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of the case. Read More

Travel Ban Update: Court Refused Emergency Government Request to Continue Implementation of EO
February 6, 2017

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has denied the government’s request for an emergency “pause” of Judge James Robart’s TRO prohibiting implementation of the EO barring individuals from seven countries to enter the United States. Read More

Travel Update Under Trump’s Executive Order
February 2, 2017

While daily governmental guidance for affected individuals, in the United States and abroad, has followed the signing of Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” on January 27, 2017, reports of inconsistent treatment of individuals abound. Read More