Mondaq USA: Immigration
Fisher Phillips LLP
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced earlier this week that it received 199,000 H-1B petitions for the FY 2018 H-1B cap.
Green and Spiegel LLP
EB-5 stakeholders are abuzz today with news that the Regional Center program will be extended through May 5, 2017 with a clean CR unveiled late yesterday.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: If Congress fails to pass a funding bill by midnight on Friday, April 28, resulting in a federal government shutdown, it would trigger numerous immigration-related ripple effects...
Foley & Lardner
Rudyard Kipling famously noted, "East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet."
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The Audit Program is advertised as an additional way to enhance EB-5 program integrity and verify information in regional center applications and annual certifications.
Green and Spiegel LLP
In a rare public reversal, USCIS has backed away from a policy change which required I-924 amendments to be approved prior to the filing of Form I-526 petitions relating to projects outside the Regional Center's approved jurisdiction in limited circumstances.
Dentons
The visa rules that allow US employers to temporarily hire certain foreign professionals is either going to change dramatically…or not, and there will have been much ado about nothing.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Angelo Paparelli was interviewed in "New Executive Order Target U.S. Visa System," an April 19 segment from Bloomberg Radio on President Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" executive order...
Fakhoury Law Group
On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order titled, "Buy American, Hire American."
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
USCIS completes the lottery process and receives 199,000 H-1B cap petitions.
Dentons
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched 14,993 electronic devices during the six-month period between October 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017...
Poyner Spruill LLP
The topic of immigration has become a flashpoint for many since President Trump was elected, just as it formed a major component of his platform as a presidential candidate.
Green and Spiegel LLP
The USCIS Regional Center Program is scheduled to sunset this Friday, April 28, at 11:59 PM. To a large extent, we have been here before.
Bowditch & Dewey
On March 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is temporarily suspending premium processing of H-1B skilled worker visa applications for up to six months, beginning on April 3, 2017/
Proskauer Rose LLP
On April 7, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received more H-1B petitions than visas available under the statutory cap of 65,000 general-category and 20,000 U.S. Master's for the fiscal year.
Littler Mendelson
On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order (EO), which addresses H-1B visas.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Of particular note, processing of H-1B petitions under the annual quota (i.e., the H-1B cap) will proceed unaffected.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
USCIS revealed that it has now completed the random selection of the 85,000 petitions for the quota and that in total, the agency received 199,000 H-1B cap-subject submissions.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On March, 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was suspending premium processing for all H-1B petitions commencing April 3, 2017.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a follow-up Executive Order (EO) revoking the original travel ban of January 27, 2017.
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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the annual H-1B quota for both the regular 65,000 visa petition bachelor's degree cap and the 20,000 visa petition U.S. master's degree cap has been met for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 17, 2017, that it had completed its annual H-1B lottery and had selected a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 65,000 petition bachelor's degree cap and the 20,000 petition U.S. master's degree cap.
Immigration.ca
Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 7th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 57th overall, inviting 3749 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs.
Immigration.ca
The Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness (MIDI) announced a maximum number of 5000 Skilled Worker Program applications submitted on line ("Mon projet Quebec"), will be accepted for its intake period in 2017. The period of reception will be revealed at a later date.
Dentons
Effective October 1, 2016, green cards will become more readily available for most people immigrating to the United States on employment-based (EB) immigrant visa categories.
Immigration.ca
British Columbia immigration's latest BC PNP draw saw a focus on skilled workers in a move away from the recent shift towards international students.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The U.S. Department of State has announced the opening date of the registration period for the FY 2018 Diversity Visa Lottery.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In our continuing series of reports, Charles ("Charlie") Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers' Association).
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 5, 2017, USCIS announced that it would no longer use this formatting system. USCIS began posting processing times using a specific date formation rather than the previous formatting system.
Immigration.ca
Beginning June 6, 2017, the Canada immigration department will award points under the comprehensive ranking system in two new areas including strong French language ability, and having a sibling in Canada.
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