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Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 5th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 55th overall, inviting 3611 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs.
New guidelines issued on February 17, 2017 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) call for the mass arrest and detention of undocumented immigrants regardless of whether they have criminal convictions.
Ontario has opened the most popular streams of its Immigrant Nominee Program. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program's International Masters Graduate Stream, International PhD Graduate Stream and Express Entry Human Capital Priority Stream opened on February 21, 2017.
Morgan Lewis
No change in Dates for Filing chart again; China EB-3 advances 6.5 months in Final Action Dates chart.
Butler Snow LLP
This past weekend the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched raids in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina arresting hundreds...
Foley & Lardner
Monday we took a look at two important labor and employment questions for automotive employers and suggested next steps to consider during 2017.
Duane Morris LLP
California farmers rely on workers largely from Mexico to harvest crops. Many farmers will only hire legal immigrants, but a substantial portion of California's farming industry relies on workers without the proper authorizations.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Due to the increased presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Texas and increased ICE checkpoints at all land borders, individuals should be prepared to prove their immigration status...
Morgan Lewis
US President Donald Trump's executive order (EO)—which included directives to ban the entry of individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days—remains on hold after the US Court of Appeals...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 25, 2017, the Trump administration turned its focus to immigration by issuing two executive orders satisfying key campaign promises.
Andrews Kurth LLP
As detailed in our previous alert on this issue, employers nationwide have recently faced uncertainty regarding the status of their employees as a result of the travel suspensions...
Ford & Harrison LLP
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the district court's decision to enjoin the federal government from enforcing key portions of President Trump's Executive Order...
Withers LLP
Travelers would be wise to include their tax and immigration legal teams on speed dial.
Foley Hoag LLP
As described in our January 30 and February 7 Immigration Alerts, on January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order ("EO") entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Trump administration's motion to reinstate the travel ban.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
State of Washington, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al., No. 17-35105 (9th Cir., February 9, 2017).
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the U.S. DOJ emergency motion for a stay in a case that suspended implementation of certain sections of an EO...
Troutman Sanders LLP
The H-1B visa program is used by U.S. employers to employ qualified foreign workers in specialty occupations that require the theoretical or practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On March 3, 2017, USCIS will have its first EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Stakeholder engagement of the year.
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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.
January 25, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 3rd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 53rd overall, inviting 3508 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 453, a continuing trend of decline from previous draws.
February 8, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 4th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 54th overall, inviting 3664 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 447, continuing a steady decline from previous draws.
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).
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.
Green and Spiegel LLP
We are continuing our analysis of what to expect for business immigration from the Trump Administration.
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.
Ford & Harrison LLP
We are releasing this Alert to remind employers of the fast-approaching April 1, 2017, opening date for filing H-1B work visa petitions on behalf of foreign employees who need sponsorship...
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
The H‑1B filing period is fast approaching for employers who intend to sponsor a first‑time H‑1B worker during the next federal fiscal year (i.e., October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018)...
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