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January 22, 2018 - Canada immigration authorities are facing criticism for failing to check Family Sponsorship applications thoroughly before returning them marked incomplete.
January 22, 2018 - Without needing an explanation, U.S. border agents have the right to demand passwords to search phones and other devices such as laptops, but they cannot download from remote, or cloud, storage.
January 22, 2018 - Canadians are finding it much more difficult to move to the U.S. since Donald Trump became president, despite there being no formal change in immigration policy towards Canada.
McInnes Cooper
The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), including NAFTA's immigration-related provisions allowing cross-border mobility between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, is uncertain.
January 19, 2018 - The Saskatchewan immigration office has updated and reduced its list of occupations in demand.
January 19, 2018 - The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has received an increased federal government allocation for 2018 of 6,600 nominations, while also announcing it is accepting new applications for the majority of its immigration streams.
McMillan LLP
The Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (the "Act") and its regulations came into force on January 1, 2018.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Here is what we know so far about how this past weekend's federal government "shutdown" will affect immigration adjudications and other related matters.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On January 13, 2018, per a federal district court order, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 4, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Directive 3340-049A, governing border searches of electronic devices. CBP's new directive updates ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Certain federal agencies that rely solely on government funding will not be able to provide most services.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With the recent slew of news from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) concerning Temporary Protected Status (TPS), it is important employers know how to update Forms I-9 for TPS beneficiaries.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 18, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had opened the reregistration period for temporary protected status (TPS) holders from El Salvador and Haiti.
Green and Spiegel LLP
A continuing resolution that would have funded the U.S. government and extend several immigration programs until February 16 has failed in the Senate.
Green and Spiegel LLP
At midnight on Jan. 20, 2018, the U.S. government will run out of funding, forcing a shutdown of many of its non-essential services.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
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...
Womble Bond Dickinson
This past week's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement nationwide I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Audit of 7-Eleven stores reminds us that no one is above the law.
Fakhoury Law Group
In April 2017, President Trump issued the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should again be open for business for a flood of H-1B petition filings, which are subject to the annual cap.
Morgan Lewis
The US Department of State has released its February 2018 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments...
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January 10, 2018 - Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2018 and 81st overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 446, exactly the same as the previous draw.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its regulatory plan for 2018, which aligns with President Trump's Executive Order, Buy American Hire American.
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.
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.
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.
Hammond Taylor
Immigration update includes abolition of 457 visas and transitional arrangements to support implementation of TSS visa. .
Hammond Taylor
From 18 November new visa conditions and changes have been introduced by Department of Immigration & Border Protection.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
This new arrangement allows for a broader group of NZ citizens to be eligible to become permanent Australian residents.
Morgan Lewis
Potential change would impact three-year extensions under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act.
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