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Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links and summaries of recent immigration instruments relating to immigration in Australia.
McMillan LLP
Depending on your nationality, you may soon be required to give your biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) to the Government of Canada as part of your application for a visitor visa...
June 13, 2018 - Canada immigration authorities have conducted the largest Express Entry draw in over a year and the sixth largest ever, issuing Invitations to Apply to 3,750 candidates across all programs.
June 13, 2018 - Canada has created a Francophone Immigration Policy Hub in its latest bid to increase the number of French-speaking new permanent residents.
June 13, 2018 - Canada has added three jobs to an expanded list of occupations covered by the Global Talent Stream.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 451 to apply for Canadian permanent residence. A total of 3750 invitations were issued in today's draw.
June 12, 2018 - Experts have launched the most stinging criticism yet of Canada's Parent and Grandparent Program lottery system.
June 12, 2018 - Two in every three immigration applicants via Express Entry planned to live in Ontario in 2017, new figures show.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On June 8, 2018, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a Student Direct Stream for students applying for a study permit from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
June 8, 2018 - International students from select Asian countries can get access to fast Study Permit processing under the new Student Direct Stream.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
A new policy enacted by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) instructs United States consular officers to limit the issuance of visas to some Chinese citizens as part of the administration's measure ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Approximately six weeks after USCIS started accepting H-1B Cap petitions for FY2019, USCIS announced on May 15, 2018 that all data entry had been completed.
Green and Spiegel LLP
The revised receipt notices will also apply to married couples removing conditions through Form I-751.
Fakhoury Law Group
On April 11, 2018, USCIS announced that it had used a computer-generated random process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption, ...
Fakhoury Law Group
On April 4, 2018, L. Francis Cissna, Director of USCIS, sent a letter to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary discussing the agency's review...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that nationals of Honduras who wish to extend their temporary protected status (TPS) through the January 5, 2020...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its 2018 Special 301 Report in April, which identifies U.S. trading partners that do not sufficiently protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) ...
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:
Fakhoury Law Group
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently reminded F-1 students on Optional Practical Training that transferring to another school or beginning study at another educational level ...
Fakhoury Law Group
On May 14, 2018, USCIS began recalling approximately 8,500 permanent resident cards ("green cards") due to a production error.
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June 6, 2018 - If you want to immigrate to Canada in 2018, a new federal report has listed some of the most in-demand Express Entry jobs that were highlighted by 2017 data. Read our analysis.
Hammond Taylor
Despite media attention around the new 482 TSS visa, the final product is relatively similar to the previous 457 visa.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Were you one of the lucky few to "win" one of the 85,000 H-1B visa numbers in this year's random selection process held by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lottery?
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.
Foley Hoag LLP
International students studying in the U.S. (typically in F-1 nonimmigrant status) must comply with many federal regulations while studying and working in the U.S. Much of their information is coordinated ...
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
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Morgan Lewis
Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories will retrogress, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India will advance.
Pryor Cashman LLP
USCIS begins the lottery by implementing the random selection process to the master's cap first.
Foley Hoag LLP
Today, April 6, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that it has received more H-1B cap ...
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