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Holding Redlich
Employers who advertise for a position and are willing to accept overseas applications, should follow these guidelines.
August 17, 2018 - British Columbia has reinforced that its immigration priority is technology workers with its latest B.C. PNP Tech Pilot draw. The August 15 draw saw 44 invites issued to candidates in targeted technology occupations, who are allowed to jump to the front of the queue for B.C. immigration.
August 17, 2018 - Newfoundland & Labrador immigration has announced it will launch two new streams for entrepreneurs. The Atlantic province is to add International Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur streams to the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program.
August 17, 2018 - Ontario has conducted a large draw under its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream, inviting nearly 1,000 candidates to apply for immigration. Canada's most populous province issued 947 invites under the HCP stream to candidates scoring between 350 and 439 points.
August 15, 2018 -The Saudi Diplomatic Crisis Highlights Why Ottawa Must Promote a Canada-First Policy for International Students.
August 15, 2018 - Manitoba immigration has introduced an additional document requirement for applications to its Express Entry stream.
August 15, 2018 - New draws under Nova Scotia's Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur streams recently took place. The Entrepreneur draw saw 32 candidates issued with Invitations to Apply for Nova Scotia immigration, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 116 points.
August 15, 2018 - Minimum scores for skilled workers dropped again as British Columbia conducted the largest BC PNP draw of 2018 on August 8, 2018 inviting 405 candidates under the direct provincial skilled worker stream. The lowest score was 82.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
At the beginning of this year, I discussed the issue of border searches of electronic devices performed by United States Customs and Border Protection ("USCBP").
August 13, 2018 - Analysis of employment statistics from the 2016 Canadian census shows that Canada owes its vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and respect for innovation and creativity to the work ethic of immigrants.
August 13, 2018 - Artificial intelligence (AI) helps federal immigration authorities improve the way it manages new applications. The question is whether this can be applied to other areas of Canada's immigration programs, including helping to accept or deny an application altogether.
August 13, 2018 - Canada's decision to replace the Student Partnership Program with the Student Direct Stream (SDS) for Indian students with effect from June 2018 may prove to be a strategic masterstroke in the government's attempt to attract more skilled workers to Canada.
Saskatchewan and Quebec will join several other Canadian provinces in moving to an Expression of Interest immigration system #Saskatchewan #Quebec #Canada #immigration #immigrationlaw #PNP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On August 3, 2018, Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of fully reinstating the DACA program but stayed the effective date of the court order for 20 days...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: California enacted its Immigrant Worker Protection Act (IWPA) to make it more difficult for federal immigration enforcement agents to access nonpublic areas of employer worksites
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: In passing AB 450, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (IWPA), California lawmakers tried to make it more difficult for federal immigration enforcement agents from accessing...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On July 5, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance dated June 28, 2018 regarding when officers should issue a "Notice to Appear" (NTA).
Green and Spiegel LLP
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:
Green and Spiegel LLP
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
Green and Spiegel LLP
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.
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July 5, 2018 - Canada Immigration Lawyer, Managing Partner of #1 Google ranked, discusses "How PNP Immigrants Can Move Anywhere in Canada"
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
In a recent decision released by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal), the Tribunal found that an employer discriminated against a potential employee on the basis of citizenship...
Mayer Brown
In light of recent news regarding data breaches affecting Facebook users, data-mining apps are not the only entities monitoring social media use these days.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On June 8, author David Bier of the Cato Institute published a sobering analysis of the employment-based Green Card backlogs for India-born beneficiaries:
Hammond Taylor
Despite media attention around the new 482 TSS visa, the final product is relatively similar to the previous 457 visa.
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.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links and summaries of recent legislative developments relating to immigration in Australia.
July 30, 2018 -Canada will conduct a new lottery draw for the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program, starting Tuesday, July 31.
Foley Hoag LLP
International students studying in the U.S. (typically in F-1 nonimmigrant status) must comply with many federal regulations while studying and working in the U.S. Much of their information is coordinated ...
Holding Redlich
This newsletter links to summaries of recent media releases and new developments relating to immigration in Australia.
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