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October 2, 2018 – Manitoba immigration's latest draw saw nearly 400 candidates issued with invitations to apply under three provincial streams.
Immigration.ca
October 3, 2018 - Canada immigration authorities have matched the largest Express Entry draw of 2018 by issuing 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates across all programs.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept new H-1B petitions subject to the annual quota for fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) starting April 1, 2019.
Mayer Brown
On September 30, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico agreed to a US$1.2 trillion trade pact—the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or "USMCA."
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
UPDATE: In November, USCIS will accept EB I-485 applications based on the Department of State's Dates for Filing chart.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Applicants for a green card and for most nonimmigrant visas (including work, student and tourist visas) will be subject to the new DHS rule on "public charge" determination.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Among the latest news reports in the cross-border public corruption space that has legally-minded sports fans talking is that a federal grand jury is investigating Major League Baseball's international player...
Holland & Knight
Currently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) defines a "public charge" as someone who is or is likely to become "primarily dependent on the government for subsistence
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) text posted very late on September 30, 2018 heralded hardly any news of note on the immigration front other than that the immigration provisions contained...
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
On October 3, 2018, California U.S. District Judge Edward Chen granted a preliminary injunction in the case of Ramos v. Nielsen
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The United States has reached a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Dentons
Applicants waiting to file for an adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident may use the "Dates for Filing Applications" chart in the October 2018 Visa Bulletin to determine whether...
Butler Snow LLP
On August 22, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recognized the viability of "snap removal," a litigation tactic whereby a defendant (in-state or otherwise) removes a state court claim ...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA") sets forth preference classes to which the yearly allotment of 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas (or "green cards") are allocated.
Littler Mendelson
Starting October 1, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing its June 28, 2018 policy memorandum1 to prioritize the removal of foreign nationals ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Beginning October 1, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will begin a staggered rollout of a new notice to appear (NTA) policy.
Mayer Brown
On September 27, the USCIS Office of Public Engagement hosted a live teleconference to inform the public how the agency will implement its new policy, or policy memorandum (PM).
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The Department of State has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2020 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery.
Mayer Brown
US, Mexican, and Canadian leaders have reached an agreement on a new trade deal, the US- Mexico-Canada Agreement ("USMCA").
Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown's Global Directions is a summary of recent immigration and mobility trends arising in key jurisdictions around the globe.
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On August 28, 2018, USCIS announced that the suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Cap Petitions will extend beyond September 10, 2018 and will last until February 19, 2019.
Fakhoury Law Group
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 28, 2018, that it is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions
Mayer Brown
In light of recent news regarding data breaches affecting Facebook users, data-mining apps are not the only entities monitoring social media use these days.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Effective September 11, 2018, USCIS will suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions filed at the Vermont and California Service Centers until February 19, 2019 (excluding filings by cap-exempt employers)
Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS announced today that its suspension of Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions will be extended through at least February 19, 2019.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) Announced The Extension Of Its Suspension Of Premium Processing For All H-1B Cases Subject To The Annual Quota (Also Known As "Cap Cases") For Fiscal Year 2019.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On June 8, author David Bier of the Cato Institute published a sobering analysis of the employment-based Green Card backlogs for India-born beneficiaries:
Mayer Brown
USCIS announced today that it is expanding its temporary suspension of premium processing to include additional types of H-1B petitions such as change of employer petitions and amendment petitions.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On August 1, 2018, the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act, or the KIWI Act, having already passed both the US House of Representatives and the Senate, was signed by the president and became law.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2019 opens Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon on October 3, 2018, EDT, and noon on November 7, 2018, EST.
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