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The US warns Caribbean nations with citizenship-by-investment programs to make sure each individual application is given the correct level of due diligence.
Immigration.ca
May 18th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 11th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting only 763 applicants for permanent residence as the lowest CRS score falls below 500.
Investment Immigration
The Trudeau government should get on with the task of re-designing the Immigrant Investors Venture Capital Pilot Program (IIVCP) program and establishing a citizenship-through-investment program, for ultra high net worth individuals.
Immigration.ca
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has stopped accepting applications for its highest volume streams. The Province wants more quota. Read which OINP programs remain open.
Immigration.ca
May 6th - 2016 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 10th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 33rd overall, inviting 799 applicants for permanent residence.
Immigration.ca
Canada's auditor-general highlights serious flaws in the process of acquiring Canadian citizenship examining more than 100,000 adult citizenship applications submitted under the former Conservative government.
Investment Immigration
Immigrants to Canada start businesses at higher rates than Canadians and have access to one of the world's most competitive tax regimes for starting a new business. Read why.
Immigration.ca
Immigrants to Canada start businesses at higher rates than Canadians and have access to one of the world's most competitive tax regimes for starting a new business. Read why.
Green and Spiegel LLP
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Office has recently instructed consular officers to revoke the visas of visa-holders following a DUI (driving under the influence) arrest that occurs subsequent to visa issuance.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Obama administration is proposing adjustments to the immigration benefit fee schedule that would raise the cost of some benefits but reduce naturalization fees for certain low-income immigrants.
Fox Rothschild LLP
USCIS has been working on mitigating the impact caused by the processing delay on I-129 petitions.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A number of employers have reported receiving suspicious letters being sent to L-1A executives. The letters use incorrect grammar, and claim to be signed by Lori Scialabba, Deputy Director of USCIS.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Moving quickly along, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed the public that it completed data entry of all "winning" fiscal year 2017 (FY2017) H-1B cap-subject petitions.
Investment Immigration
Wealthy foreign investors hoping to gain residency to the US via the EB-5 program may lose their investment because of an alleged fraud, currently being reviewed by INS.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
US immigration laws have not been created with the growing global economy's need for foreign talent in mind, and should be reformed to promote hiring the best minds for the US economy.
Dentons
On May 4, 2016, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) published notice of a proposal to increase certain government filing fees and create a new fee.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 2, 2016, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in a computer-generated random lottery.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The U.S. government never gives without getting something in return, and the same is true with the new STEM 24-month, Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a major immigration suit, United States v. Texas.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
This seminar provided a comprehensive review of the H-1B public access file and other document compliance rules related to the employment of H-1B professional workers.
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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery.
Immigration.ca
May 6th - 2016 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 10th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 33rd overall, inviting 799 applicants for permanent residence.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Below are highlights from the most recent "check-in with Charlie" (March 10, 2016), reflecting his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Readers may recall that an H-1B petitioner may opt to pay an extra filing fee of $1,225.00 in exchange for premium or 15 calendar-day processing of an H-1B petition.
Immigration.ca
April 20, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 9th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting 1018 applicants for permanent residence.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On April 7, 2016, USCIS announced that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 2, 2016, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in a computer-generated random 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).
Fox Rothschild LLP
For FY 2017, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received approximately 236,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions—which is more than last year by about 3,000 petitions.
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