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Michael H. Neifach

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8300
F 703-483-8301
Michael.Neifach@jacksonlewis.com

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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March 17, 2017
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Michael Neifach Comments on President Donald Trump’s Proposed Immigration Budget

March 17, 2017

Michael Neifach comments on President Donald Trump’s budgetary proposals relating to immigration in "Trump To Face Tough Road On Immigration Budget Plan, published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 8, 2017
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Amy Peck and Michael Neifach Comment on President Donald Trump's New Executive Order on Immigration

March 8, 2017

Amy Peck and Michael Neifach comment on President Trump’s issuance of a new immigration executive order and its impact on employers in "Employment Law Daily Wrap Up, IMMIGRATION NEWS—New immigration executive order, new legal battles," published by Employment Law Daily. Subscription may be required to view... Read More

March 1, 2017
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Michael Neifach and Amy Peck Discuss Businesses Concerned about President Trump’s Immigration Orders

March 1, 2017

Michael Neifach and Amy Peck discuss businesses concerned about the threat of increased immigration raids and the possible impact on immigrant employees and undocumented workers in "Trump's Immigration Plans Put Employers, Workers On Edge," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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March 6, 2017

Revised Travel Ban Executive Order Targets Six Countries, Drops Iraq

March 6, 2017

The “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” Executive Order (E.O.), issued by President Donald Trump on March 6, 2017, suspends processing of visa issuance for individuals from six designated countries until June 14, 2017, 90 days from the E.O.’s effective date, March 16, 2017. The... Read More

February 23, 2017

New Department of Homeland Security Memos Set Immigration Enforcement Priorities

February 23, 2017

Two memorandums from the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” and “Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies” establish broad... Read More

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

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Revised Travel Ban Blocked
March 16, 2017

Late on March 15, Judge Derrick Watson of the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide injunction blocking the revised travel ban Executive Order that was scheduled to take effect on March 16.  In addition, on March 16, Maryland U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Read More

Courts Hold Hearings on Administration’s Travel Ban
March 15, 2017

President Donald Trump’s revised Executive Order with its revised travel ban is scheduled to become effective just after midnight on March 16. Read More

Revised Travel Ban Executive Order Targets Six Countries, Drops Iraq
March 6, 2017

The “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” Executive Order (E.O.), issued by President Donald Trump on March 6, 2017, suspends processing of visa issuance for individuals from six designated countries until June 14, 2017, 90 days from the E.O.’s effective date, March 16, 2017.  The E.O. Read More