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This newsletter includes summaries to recent legislative and other developments relating to immigration in Australia.
February 22, 2018 - NAFTA talks are creating uncertainty for thousands of professionals in Canada and the U.S. whose status is threatened by potential changes to the free movement provisions of the treaty.
Green and Spiegel LLP
February 21, 2018 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 442 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
February 22, 2018 - A new program targeting international student retention in Nova Scotia will be rolled out in three Atlantic provinces as the region looks to collectively tackle its immigrant retention problem.
February 22, 2018 - Alberta and federal immigration authorities have revised its high-wage occupation exclusion list that do not qualify for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment when applying for a work permit.
February 21, 2018 - Canadian immigration authorities conducted another large Express Entry draw, with 3,000 candidates invited to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 442, similar to the previous draw
February 21, 2018: conducts periodic FaceBook live stream sessions each month. Join Managing Partner Colin Singer as he discusses new policies for spousal sponsorship applications under the Family Class.
Two stories in the UK headlines today relate to stretched resources: The Home Office preparing its immigration system for life after Brexit...
Two stories have made the headlines today, and both relate to stretched resources. The stories look at preparing the UK immigration system for after Brexit, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) ...
Whether you are a company based in Switzerland, or a company based abroad hoping to send employees to Switzerland for work, understanding the applicable Swiss immigration requirements is crucial.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
It appears that the Republican controlled Congress and the Trump Administration cannot get anything done on the contentious issues of immigration
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As a result, there are long wait times, of years or even decades, for many family-based immigrant visas.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Chinese nationals experienced some advances with 9+ weeks in the EB-2 category and 8+ weeks in the EB-3 category.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Local HSI offices are keeping ICE's Deputy Director Thomas Homan's promise of increasing its activities not just across the nation but more specifically targeting sanctuary cities and states like California.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On February 13, 2018, a U.S. district court in New York issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
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.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
In honor of St. Valentine's Day, our team wanted to send a reminder of the immigration options available to married and engaged couples.
Morgan Lewis
The US Department of State has released its March 2018 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
True to its word, last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents issued Notices of Inspection (NOIs) at seventy-seven Northern California businesses.
Holland & Knight
New H-1B visa petitions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which begins Oct. 1, 2018, will be accepted for filing starting on April 1, 2018, which means employers should have their H-1B visa petitions ready to be sent to USCIS...
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Hammond Taylor
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
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
Businesses which rely on the 457 visa program to access staff should see whether they comply with Accredited Sponsorship.
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:
Morgan Lewis
Potential change would impact three-year extensions under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act.
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.
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