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January 17, 2018 - British Columbia immigration officials have wasted no time in issuing their first batch of invitations for 2018 under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.
January 17, 2018 - Manitoba immigration officials have conducted the first Expression of Interest draw of 2018 under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, and the first since a major restructuring was announced.
January 17, 2018 - Settlement funds required for new skilled worker immigrants coming to Canada have increased for 2018.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Earlier this fall, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through "wind-down" provisions leading to full termination by March 5, 2018.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
For some time now, I have warned Canadians about the dangers of Bill C-23, also known as the Preclearance Act, 2016. Many other Canadians have expressed their concerns to the Canadian Government as well.
January 12, 2018 - Newly-released data from the Canadian immigration department shows how changes made to the Canada Express Entry System in November 2016, impacted on the composition of Invitations to Apply.
The Home Affairs Committee consists of 11 Members of Parliament drawn from the three largest political parties (Conservative, Labour and the Scottish National).
Lex Artifex, LLP
There are a number of visa options for persons seeking to visit Nigeria whether to work, establish a new business, or to run an existing business.
Lex Artifex, LLP
As part of regulatory requirements, foreign investors and offshore companies doing business or looking to establish in Nigeria must obtain Business Permit and Expatriate Quota from the Minister of Interior.
The regulations of the legal framework for foreigners in Portugal and the procedure and rules to be followed by applicants for Investment Residence Permits, provide for a large number of investment models...
The Office of the Ministry of Economy announced the approval of the Startup Visa program.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for professional positions.
Garvey Schubert Barer
On October 2, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-765, the application used to apply for an employment authorization document (or "EAD" card).
Womble Bond Dickinson
The Home Office has confirmed that banks and building societies have started carrying out checks against their personal current account holders to establish whether any account holder is an illegal immigrant.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Federal district court in California issues an injunction ordering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accept Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications ...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
While the Travel Ban continues to move up and down the federal court system, here are the latest rules governing travel for citizens of the affected countries as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's lifting...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: "ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable."
Green and Spiegel LLP
Immigrating to the United States is a complex and time-consuming process.
Poyner Spruill LLP
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan: " [Our] clear message to employers who scheme to hire and retain a workforce of illegal immigrants: we will find you and hold you accountable"
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Employers should be prepared to handle the influx of work authorization automatic extensions, expiring work authorizations, and other Form I-9 issues that may arise.
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Although we are still officially in the year 2017, it is a good time for employers to start preparing for the H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019.
Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H-1B petitions have increased by more than 45% this year compared to the same timeframe in 2016, Reuters reports.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its regulatory plan for 2018, which aligns with President Trump's Executive Order, Buy American Hire American.
January 10, 2018 - Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2018 and 81st overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 446, exactly the same as the previous draw.
Hammond Taylor
From 18 November new visa conditions and changes have been introduced by Department of Immigration & Border Protection.
Hammond Taylor
There has been change and disruption in Australian immigration, in particular for the Subclass 457 Temporary Work visa.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes summaries and links to recent media releases relating to immigration issues in Australia.
Hammond Taylor
Immigration update includes abolition of 457 visas and transitional arrangements to support implementation of TSS visa. .
Hammond Taylor
Businesses which rely on the 457 visa program to access staff should see whether they comply with Accredited Sponsorship.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
This new arrangement allows for a broader group of NZ citizens to be eligible to become permanent Australian residents.
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