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The government has announced that it will trial a new visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent to Australia.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes summaries of recent media releases, reports and cases relating to immigration in Australia.
British Columbia immigration officials issued invitations to apply to 11 candidates under the latest draw for the province's Entrepreneur Immigration stream. Candidates required a minimum score of 113 to qualify for an ITA. conducts periodic FaceBook live stream sessions each month. Join Managing Partner Colin Singer as he discusses the top career opportunities under the Canada Immigration Express Entry system in 2018.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On February 27, 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled 2018's federal budget, which he described as "a plan that puts people first – that invests in Canadians and in the things that matter most to them."
Donald Trump's anti-immigration stance is apparently having an adverse impact on the numbers of international students applying to U.S. colleges and universities.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Today, March 22, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, which extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program without any legislative change until September 30, 2018.
TMF Group
In the Philippines, there is a deadline for all registered foreign nationals and those who hold the Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card to report in person to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration...
In a written statement to Parliament earlier this week, Caroline Nokes (the Minister of State for Immigration) announced that the transitional restrictions on Croatian workers would not be extended and will come to an end on 30 June 2018.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
The annual update to allowable charges for H-2A and H-2B workers' meals and travel subsistence reimbursement went into effect yesterday, March 21, 2018.
Morgan Lewis
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 20 that it will suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions that are subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 numerical cap.
Mayer Brown
From A ( to Z (Zendesk Inc.), 102 companies have joined in a friend of the court brief to argue in support of 800,000 Dreamers who came to America as children and were allowed...
Mayer Brown
For the second year in a row, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for the upcoming fiscal year's H-1B petitions...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On March 20, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the temporary suspension of the premium processing program for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B cases.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On March 20, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) did an about-face and announced that beginning on April 2 it will suspend Premium Processing of all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap filings.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Yesterday, USCIS announced that beginning April 2, 2018, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B Petitions, including Petitions...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A provision to extend the current EB-5 Program until September 30, 2018 is contained in the proposed Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 ("Omnibus").
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, USCIS announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B cap petitions starting April 2, 2018...
Foley Hoag LLP
On March 20, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will again suspend premium processing for all H-1B cap-subject petitions beginning April 2, 2018, the first day filing begins.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
USCIS recently announced that the agency will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap beginning on April 2, 2018.
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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.
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.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present.
Hammond Taylor
Businesses which rely on the 457 visa program to access staff should see whether they comply with Accredited Sponsorship.
Hammond Taylor
The budget has revealed plans to impose a levy on businesses sponsoring overseas employees under the new TSS visa.
Hammond Taylor
There has been change and disruption in Australian immigration, in particular for the Subclass 457 Temporary Work visa.
Hammond Taylor
Immigration update includes abolition of 457 visas and transitional arrangements to support implementation of TSS visa. .
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.
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:
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