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Consular Electronic Application Forms Add Social Media History Questions – Heads UP Visa Applicants!
Applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas must use the Department of State's Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) to complete on-line forms for nonimmigrant (DS-160) or immigrant (DS-260) visas
United States
4 Jun 2019
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USCIS Publishes Final Rule On H-1B Registration And Scheme For A More Effective H-1B Program
On January 31, 2019, the USCIS published its final rule amending H-1B regulations which operate to change two important aspects of filing cap-subject H-1B visa petitions, effective April 1, 2019.
United States
28 Feb 2019
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The IRS And The FICA, FUTA And Federal Income Tax Traps For Employers With Non-Resident Alien Employees
With all of the payroll complexities that employers face, it is no surprise that a special set of rules that applies to only a small category of employees is frequently overlooked.
United States
20 Feb 2019
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Global Talent Stream: Fast-Track Work Permits To Fuel Canada's Innovation Strategy
The Global Talent Stream is a two-year pilot program of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) ...
United States
8 Feb 2019
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January 2 Marks The Comment Deadline On The USCIS Proposed Changes To The H-1B Visa Lottery Process – Now What?
January 2 marked the end of the public comment period on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published on December 3, 2018 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ...
United States
9 Jan 2019
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U.S. Proposes Change To Public Charge Grounds Of Inadmissibility: Concerns For Immigrants And Nonimmigrants
On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") posted a NPRM in the Federal Register related to the public charge grounds of inadmissibility under the IMA, as amended section 212(a)(4).
United States
24 Oct 2018
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Update: US Issues New Guidance For Canadian Travelers Involved In Legal Cannabis Industry
This is an important update to Dickinson Wright's September 28, 2018 Client Alert styled Canada, Cannabis, and Crossing the Continent: Considerations for Canada-U.S. Companies ...
United States
16 Oct 2018
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USMCA –All Quiet On The Immigration Front
The U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) text posted very late on September 30, 2018 heralded hardly any news of note on the immigration front other than that the immigration provisions contained...
United States
9 Oct 2018
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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
The time is now to begin these preparations. Dickinson Wright is available to assist.
United States
4 Oct 2018
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Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Availability—When To File To Adjust Status To Permanent Resident?
The Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA") sets forth preference classes to which the yearly allotment of 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas (or "green cards") are allocated.
United States
4 Oct 2018
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Canada, Cannabis, And Crossing The Continent: Considerations For Canada-U.S. Companies, Business Travelers, And Investors
It is also important to stress that even though a nonimmigrant waiver is available, they are difficult to obtain.
Canada
2 Oct 2018
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New USCIS ‘Deportation' Policy May Impact Legal Foreign Artists And Entertainers
Earlier this summer, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance for how their officers should handle what we call a "Notice to Appear" (NTA).
United States
27 Sep 2018
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Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11, Number 8
Earlier this summer, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance for how their officers should handle what we call a "Notice to Appear" (NTA).
United States
27 Sep 2018
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New USCIS ‘Deportation' Policy May Impact Legal Foreign Workers
On July 5, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance dated June 28, 2018 regarding when officers should issue a "Notice to Appear" (NTA).
United States
14 Aug 2018
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MISSION CREEP – Chinese Trade Skirmishes Lead To Visa Retaliation On June 11
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its 2018 Special 301 Report in April, which identifies U.S. trading partners that do not sufficiently protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) ...
United States
12 Jun 2018
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USCIS Announces A Valentine's Day Credit Card Payment Option
On February 14, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) payments for forty-one fee based forms.
United States
19 Feb 2018
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DACA Renewal Employer Advisory Alert: The C33 Category
On January 13, 2018, USCIS posted that due to a federal court order issued on January 9, it would begin again to accept renewal requests from those who had previously been granted...
United States
19 Jan 2018
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President Trump's Third, Indefinite Travel Ban Takes Blows From Courts
Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have temporarily blocked the implementation of President Trump's most recent travel ban...
United States
31 Oct 2017
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What's New In Immigration Law?
Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), effective immediately, foreign nationals ...
United States
24 Oct 2017
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Travel Ban Expires, Replaced By Presidential Proclamation Restricting Travel For Certain Nationals Of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, And Somalia
On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation entitled, "Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists...
United States
3 Oct 2017
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