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June 18, 2018 - Alberta's Immigrant Nominee Program has lunched two new immigration streams.
Immigration.ca
June 18, 2018 - Increasing numbers of applicants are applying for admission to Canada under a Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) or through Quebec. We review their legal obligations to reside in a chosen province of intended destination.
Mayer Brown
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, President Donald Trump told House Republicans to send him a compromise immigration bill to address border security and other key issues.
Morgan Lewis
Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories remain unchanged, while EB-2 India advances slightly.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As part of the continuing trade and intellectual property war with China, the U.S. Department of State has implemented a new policy to limit visa validity periods and impose additional security clearances before visa issuance to citizens of the People's Republic of China.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Approximately six weeks after USCIS started accepting H-1B Cap petitions for FY2019, USCIS announced on May 15, 2018 that all data entry had been completed.
Fakhoury Law Group
On April 11, 2018, USCIS announced that it had used a computer-generated random process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption, ...
Fakhoury Law Group
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched a new website, E-Verify.gov. USCIS called it "the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification."
Fakhoury Law Group
On April 4, 2018, L. Francis Cissna, Director of USCIS, sent a letter to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary discussing the agency's review...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that nationals of Honduras who wish to extend their temporary protected status (TPS) through the January 5, 2020...
Fakhoury Law Group
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced on May 25, 2018, that an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be available for fiscal year 2018.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On May 14, 2018, the final rule related to H-2B cap relief for fiscal year 2018 was transmitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Since May 2016, F-1 STEM graduates have enjoyed up-to three years of employment authorization through post-completion Optional Practical Training ("OPT").
Mayer Brown
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has sought an unconventional route to address the status of undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children ("DREAMers").
Green and Spiegel LLP
Our Webinar, "Indian EB-5: A Faster Route to a Green Card", will focus on the large quota backlogs plaguing India-born immigrants. Within the U.S., thousands of families are stuck in the visa queue waiting for their priority dates to become current in the second- and third-preference employment categories (EB-2 and EB-3).
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Rulemaking for Me, but Not for Thee. Late last week, senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to National Labor Relations Board...
Fisher Phillips LLP
To boost innovation and remain competitive, employers often have no option but to sponsor foreign nationals for H-1B work visas to meet their labor needs, especially when it comes to workers ...
Mayer Brown
The US Department of State announced on May 29, 2018, plans to shorten the length of validity for certain visas issued to Chinese citizens, effective June 11, 2018.
Foley Hoag LLP
Acting Executive Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations ("HSI") Derek N. Benner stated in a May 14, 2018 press release that "Employers need to understand that the integrity ...
Mayer Brown
The DHS has proposed to remove the International Entrepreneur Rule, which allows certain foreign-national entrepreneurs the ability to be paroled into the United States to develop and grow start-up businesses.
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Fisher Phillips LLP
Were you one of the lucky few to "win" one of the 85,000 H-1B visa numbers in this year's random selection process held by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lottery?
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Trivia: On May 10, 1877, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes had which common piece of technology first installed into the White House?
Morgan Lewis
Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories will retrogress, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India will advance.
Pryor Cashman LLP
USCIS begins the lottery by implementing the random selection process to the master's cap first.
Foley Hoag LLP
Today, April 6, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that it has received more H-1B cap ...
Mayer Brown
Last week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took another step in the overall DHS effort to reduce the rate of overstays with a focus on the student and exchange visitor populations.
Littler Mendelson
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently made subtle changes to its eligibility definitions for companies seeking to employ STEM OPT F-1 visa holders.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Since May 2016, F-1 STEM graduates have enjoyed up-to three years of employment authorization through post-completion Optional Practical Training ("OPT").
Fakhoury Law Group
The MOU will increase the ability of the agencies to share information and identify, investigate, and prosecute employers who may be discriminating against U.S. workers and/or violating immigration laws.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On May 15, 2018, approximately one-month after completing its selections, USCIS announced that it has finished its data entry for all H-1B Cap Petitions selected in the Fiscal Year 2019 Lottery.
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