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By Matthew Galati
This weekend's government shutdown and lapse in several immigration programs proved to be relatively short lived. Early this afternoon, successful Senate negotiations led to the passage of a Continuing Resolution that will fund the government until February 8, 2018.
By Matthew Galati
A continuing resolution that would have funded the U.S. government and extend several immigration programs until February 16 has failed in the Senate.
By Jonathan Grode, Matthew Galati
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.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
Earlier this fall, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through "wind-down" provisions leading to full termination by March 5, 2018.
By Howard W. Pike
Immigrating to the United States is a complex and time-consuming process.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
On January 8, 2018, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the termination of the Temporary Protected Status designation for El Salvador, to take effect after an 18-month delay on September 9, 2019.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
As reported by the Washington Post, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a pre-dawn raid on January 10, targeting 98 7-Eleven Stores in Washington, D.C. and 17 states coast-to-coast.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
January 10, 2018 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 446 to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The CRS cut-off threshold remained the same as the previous draw on December 20, 2017.
By Matthew Galati
EB-5 Investors Magazine has selected U.S. Senior Associate Matthew Galati as one of the industry's Top 5 Rising Stars for 2017. The prestigious award recognizes Galati's ever-growing reputation in the EB-5 realm. Galati is a regular contributor to the magazine which specializes in providing information to investors and industry stakeholders.
By Peter Salerno, B.A., J.D.
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:
By Jonathan Grode
2017 was a challenging year for immigration petitioners and beneficiaries. The Trump administration took incremental steps to change the U.S.'s immigration policies.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new application intake process in 2017 for sponsoring parents and grandparents. This new process is intended to make it fairer and more transparent for applicants.
By Joshua H. Rolf
Earlier this week, USCIS issued new guidance restricting the positions that fall under the TN profession of Economist. Importantly, USCIS' guidance not only applies to future applications for TN Economists, but also to those that have been previously approved.
By Matthew Galati
Congress has bestowed a small holiday gift for EB-5 stakeholders as both houses today voted to extend the federal budget until January 19, 2018. The Continuing Resolution (CR) was approved in the Senate by a 66-32 vote and in the House by 231-188.
By Green and Spiegel LLP
December 20, 2017 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 446 to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The CRS cut-off threshold decreased by 6 points since the previous draw on December 6, 2017.