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Belgium
Fragomen
Following a policy change, Single Permit renewal applicants no longer require approval from the Federal Immigration Office in order to continue work.
Canada
Immigration.ca
February 19, 2020 - Canada immigration authorities have smashed the record for the largest Express Entry draw, issuing Invitations to Apply to 4,500 candidates with the lowest CRS score of 470, a decline from previous draws.
Germany
Ius Laboris
On 1 March 2020, the Skilled Immigration Act will come into force in Germany. It will primarily amend the Residence Act (AufenthG) and therefore change the rules applicable to employers
Kazakhstan
Ius Laboris
Kazakhstan has relaxed the rules for foreign visitors, who no longer need to register on arrival in the country.
Saudi Arabia
Fragomen
Foreign nationals traveling to Saudi Arabia for business must now obtain a visa pre-approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before they submit a Business Visit Visa application.
UK
Fragomen
The UK government published a paper outlining its plans for the new immigration system which will take effect from the beginning of 2021, when free movement from the European Union comes to an end.
United States
Fragomen
In March, USCIS will accept employment-based adjustment applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is earlier than the Dates for Filing listed in the State Department's March Visa Bulletin.
Proskauer Rose LLP
This week we had the privilege of speaking with Catherine Cole, the Executive Director of Grannies Respond, about the impact the "Grannies" have made through their efforts to advance immigrants'...
Envoy Global, Inc.
Talent mobility is more important than ever as the U.S. enters a new decade. Technological transformation is driving a need for new skills and knowledge...
Fragomen
•As projected last month, EB-3 Worldwide, which has been current for the last several months, will retrogress immediately to January 1, 2017.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") recently issued a new version of its Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
On February 6, 2020, the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina in Guilford College et. al. v. Wolf issued a nationwide permanent injunction regarding ...
Envoy Global, Inc.
Employers recently saw one of the most significant changes to the H-1B cap process in memory. In December 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a final rule
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
On February 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security will begin implementing a Final Rule expanding the definition of public charge
Envoy Global, Inc.
A federal judge issued a permanent nationwide injunction on Thursday that blocks a 2018 action from the Trump administration that would have made it harder for foreign nationals to remain in the
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized new rules for the H-1B lottery process to be inaugurated in 2020.
Envoy Global, Inc.
The Trump administration recently announced plans to expand its travel ban to include six additional countries
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
This is the first article of a three‑part series on best practices and records retention for employers who employ H‑1B workers.
Fragomen
Beginning February 24, 2020, employers can set up accounts in USCIS's new H-1B cap registration system
Mintz
In September 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that the docket pending at U.S. Immigration Courts surpassed one million cases.
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