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February 14, 2018 - Canada's international student immigration pathways continue to be exploited by fraud marriages, mainly originating in India.
February 13, 2018 - The Ontario immigration office concluded its fourth round of invitations of 2018 under the province's Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream issuing 488 invitations with Comprehensive Ranking System scores in the range of 435 to 441.
Green and Spiegel LLP
February 13, 2018 – The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program issued 488 invitations to individuals with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores within the range of 441-435 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
February 14, 2018 - Canada's federal government has indicated it will end the permanent residence pathway under the foreign caregiver program in 2019.
AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC
Cyprus, a wonderful Mediterranean country, is considered to be an attractive jurisdiction for living, doing business and studying.
Rutland Jezek
rutland ježek, law firm based in the Czech Republic on a new important institute of the Czech Immigration law.
Two stories in the UK headlines today relate to stretched resources: The Home Office preparing its immigration system for life after Brexit...
Two stories have made the headlines today, and both relate to stretched resources. The stories look at preparing the UK immigration system for after Brexit, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) ...
Whether you are a company based in Switzerland, or a company based abroad hoping to send employees to Switzerland for work, understanding the applicable Swiss immigration requirements is crucial.
Morgan Lewis
The US Department of State has released its March 2018 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
True to its word, last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents issued Notices of Inspection (NOIs) at seventy-seven Northern California businesses.
Holland & Knight
New H-1B visa petitions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which begins Oct. 1, 2018, will be accepted for filing starting on April 1, 2018, which means employers should have their H-1B visa petitions ready to be sent to USCIS...
Kean Miller LLP
Companies that anticipate filing petitions for new H-1B visas to employ foreign guest workers in a "specialty occupation" should begin working now with their immigration counsel...
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
The President's third version of the Travel Ban (a Proclamation dated September 24, 2017) won a preliminary victory this week at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Congress nearly averted a shutdown last week, but just missed the mark when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) temporarily blocked Senate passage of the fifth – and supposedly final
Green and Spiegel LLP
February 9, 2018 -- The most recent government shutdown showdown resulted in a brief (several-hour) lapse in the EB-5 Regional Center Program after the last Continuing Resolution expired at midnight.
Littler Mendelson
USCIS accepted petitions for the first five business days before announcing that it had received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions and that the cap was closed.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Federal immigration agents bombarded 7-Eleven convenience stores across the country on January 10, arresting alleged undocumented employees and demanding employment verification paperwork from managers.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On February 6, 2018, President Trump issued a national security presidential memorandum directing the establishment of a vetting center to promote border and immigration security and ensure the safety and security of the United States.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Companies who employ DACA beneficiaries can rest easier – at least for now. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, San Francisco U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted an injunction ...
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Hammond Taylor
Immigration is now included in a new Department of Home Affairs, with security, counter terrorism, and law enforcement.
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.
Hammond Taylor
There has been change and disruption in Australian immigration, in particular for the Subclass 457 Temporary Work visa.
May 31, 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 15th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 inviting 3,877 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 413, the lowest-ever for an all-program draw.
Hammond Taylor
Businesses which rely on the 457 visa program to access staff should see whether they comply with Accredited Sponsorship.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present.
Hammond Taylor
The budget has revealed plans to impose a levy on businesses sponsoring overseas employees under the new TSS visa.
Green and Spiegel LLP
There has been no shortage of hot-button immigration issues in 2017. We have compiled a list of the top immigration changes that have changed the landscape of Canadian immigration:
Proskauer Rose LLP
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.
Hammond Taylor
Immigration update includes abolition of 457 visas and transitional arrangements to support implementation of TSS visa. .
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