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By Green and Spiegel LLP
Today the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that for 2019, Canada will accept up to 20,000 application for sponsorship of parents and grandparents next year.
By Matthew Galati
On August 13, USCIS announced that Form I-829 must now be filed at the Texas Lockbox (where Form I-526 is filed) as opposed to its historical destination at the California Service Center:
By Emily Brown, Esq.
Earlier this week, it was leaked that the Trump Administration was proposing a new Federal Rule which would bar foreign nationals, who have legally used federal assistance or benefits in the United States, from obtaining lawful permanent resident status. This
By Benjamin Green
On July 25, 2018, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Feng Wang, et al. v Michael R. Pompeo) that fundamentally challenges the way that the federal government counts spouses and children when determining the annual limits for the EB-5 immigrant visa category.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
A recent tweet by federal Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland calling for the release of Raif and Samar Badawi, currently being detained in Saudi Arabia, has sparked strong reactions from the Saudi government.
By Andrew Rodgers
On August 1, 2018, the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act, or the KIWI Act, having already passed both the US House of Representatives and the Senate, was signed by the president and became law.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
Last week, ​Quebec's Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion announced that the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will be re-open from September 10th, 2018 until March 15th, 201​9. The maximum number of applications that will be accepted during this period is 1,900.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 440 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
By Matthew Galati
We have discussed at length how the acquisition of Grenadian citizenship through investment (CBI) can uniquely unlock the ability to apply for an E-2 nonimmigrant investor visa without lengthy naturalization requirements.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
As of October 17th, 2018, buying, selling, possessing, using recreational cannabis and taking part in the business of selling it will be legal in Canada.
By Joshua H. Rolf
On July 25, 2018, the nonpartisan National Foundation for American Policy ("NFAP") published a report that confirms what business immigration attorneys have experienced for more than a year: USCIS' issuance of Requests for Evidence ("RFE"),
By Green and Spiegel LLP
Green and Spiegel is pleased to announce Practice Director Jonathan Grode has been named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of Immigration Trailblazers.
By Jonathan Grode
Last week we wrote in detail about the upcoming USCIS policy change whereby the agency will commence issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) for all denied benefit applications that result in applicants falling out of status.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
On December 31, 2018, the biometric requirements will be further expanded to include citizens of countries in Asia, Asia Pacific, and Central and South America.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
Starting July 31, 2018, most individuals who apply for a visitor visa, permanent residence, or refugee status, as well as all individuals applying for a work permit or a study permit (excluding U.S. nationals), will be required to provide their biometric data.
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