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March 20, 2018 - Canada immigration candidates who have pending permanent residence applications can still apply for temporary residence and a Canada work permit under dual intent regulations.
March 20, 2018 - Canadian immigration authorities are sending out invitations to apply this week to sponsors who have been selected in the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program (PGP) lottery.
March 19, 2018 - Ontario immigration has conducted a new draw for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program's Entrepreneur Stream issuing 10 Invitations to Apply with a minimum score of 135.
March 19, 2018 - Canada has seen an increase in the number of international students transitioning to permanent residence in 2017.
March 14, 2018 - Canadian asylum claims received within the country and at legal border crossings shattered a two-decade record in 2017.
March 14, 2018 - Many Quebec immigration candidates from Iran have been waiting more than two years for their permanent residence applications to be processed by the federal government, despite apparently meeting the terms of programs.
March 14, 2018 -Canada's immigration authorities have stopped accepting new applications under the Farm Management stream of the Self-Employed Program.
Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC
Recently there were a lot of publications within the European Union expressing concerns about the allegedly very high number of Cypriot passports being given to foreign investors the last few years.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In May 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition on asylum seekers working in Ireland was unconstitutional.
Clyde & Co
Following on from our last article Brexit negotiators Michel Barnier and David Davis have in principle reached an agreement in relation to the Transitional Period.
On 19 March 2018 the EU and UK held a joint press conference to announce that they had reached agreement on a number of key areas of the withdrawal agreement.
Foley Hoag LLP
Under U.S. Department of Commerce rules, the disclosure of technology to a foreign national (even if that individual is physically located in the United States or the disclosure occurs...
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Spring is here, and so is the H-2A filing season. The H-2A program allows U.S. farmers and agricultural businesses to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs.
Mayer Brown
The Washington Post reported that US Citizenship & Immigration Services, the federal agency that adjudicates petitions and applications for immigration and naturalization benefits, is creating an internal division ...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
April 2, 2018 marks the first day of a five-day window to file cap-subject H-1Bs with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for the upcoming fiscal year (FY 2019), which begins on October 1, 2018.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
USCIS stated that open cases that have not been accessed for more than 365 days will be closed by E-Verify but will remain accessible to employers as completed or historical cases.
Foley Hoag LLP
There are strict rules for playing this game and the stakes are high. US employers can only file one petition for each foreign national employee they wish to sponsor.
Proskauer Rose LLP
We are in the final weeks of H-1B Cap Season for Fiscal Year 2019. All H-1B petitions must be submitted with a Labor Condition Application which can take seven (7) days or more for the Department of Labor to process.
Morgan Lewis
Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories will retrogress, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India will advance.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On March 5, 2018, USCIS published an announcement in the Federal Register stating that it will permit current Syrian beneficiaries of temporary protected status to extend their status through September 30, 2019, ...
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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
Businesses which rely on the 457 visa program to access staff should see whether they comply with Accredited Sponsorship.
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
Immigration update includes abolition of 457 visas and transitional arrangements to support implementation of TSS visa. .
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.
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:
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