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Federal Court Blocks Public Charge Rule From Taking Effect
On Friday, October 11, 2019, a federal judge in New York enjoined implementation of a final rule aimed at excluding from the United States aliens who have used public assistance programs
United States
25 Oct 2019
Saudi Arabia Launches Tourist Visa Program
On September 27, 2019, in another major step toward economic and social reform, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the launch of a tourist visa program.
Saudi Arabia
7 Oct 2019
Brexit: Steps Employers Should Take Now
The prospect of extending the deadline for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union past 31 October 2019, the Brexit date, remains uncertain.
30 Sep 2019
DHS Publishes Final Rule On Public Charge
On August 12, 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), published an advance copy of the final rule
United States
16 Aug 2019
Global Directions: Mobility Trends In August 2019
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently provided guidance to its field officers on eligibility criteria for Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) work permits.
15 Aug 2019
Saudi Arabia Introduces Permanent Residency For Expats
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently launched its first permanent residency program for certain expatriates, allowing them to reside in the country with their families without a Saudi sponsor.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Planned Weekend Immigration Enforcement Actions Magnify Need For Employers To Focus On Preparedness And Compliance
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has planned a series of nationwide raids this weekend to detain and remove thousands of undocumented immigrants, according to multiple national media reports.
United States
22 Jul 2019
Trump Administration Poised To Begin Large-Scale Immigration Enforcement Operations
Unofficial comments from government officials confirm reports from The New York Times, Mother Jones, and other media outlets that the Trump administration will begin raids on Sunday, June 23, of approximately 2,000 migrant families with final orders of removal.
United States
15 Jul 2019
Agreement Reached On Proposed Immigration Legislation In The US Senate
Given the opposition of the former Judiciary Committee chair, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), who had blocked a similar bill in 2011, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
United States
9 Jul 2019
Global Directions: Mobility Trends In May 2019
On April 22, 2019, the US Department of State published a final rule setting out streamlined procedures that allow consular officers to discontinue the issuance of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to nationals of certain countries.
30 May 2019
US Embassy In Tel Aviv To Start Accepting E-2 Visa Applications
Effective May 1, 2019, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv will begin accepting E-2 visa applications filed by Israeli citizens.
United States
7 May 2019
Global Directions: Mobility Trends In Mid-April 2019
On April 11, 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach both the annual 65,000 regular cap and the 20,000 master's
7 May 2019
DHS Shake-Up May Lead To Change In USCIS Leadership
If Cissna is ousted, he would become the latest in a series of announced departures at DHS.
United States
29 Apr 2019
USCIS Announces Sufficient H-1B Petitions Received To Meet Annual Regular Cap
On Friday, April 5, 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions
United States
25 Apr 2019
Global Directions: Mobility Trends In April 2019
US Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") recently announced that it will be reinstating premium processing in two phases for H-1B cap-subject petitions filed for inclusion in the FY 2020 cap.
United States
15 Apr 2019
Global Directions: Mobility Trends In Mid-March 2019
Japan has one of the most rapidly aging societies in the world, with people age 65 and older accounting for more than one-quarter of the population.
28 Mar 2019
Global Directions: Mobility Trends In Mid-February 2019
The Australian government recently signed the Northern Territory Designation Area Migration Agreement ("DAMA II"),
22 Feb 2019
Rise In Worksite Immigration Enforcement Actions Magnifies Need For Employers To Focus On Preparedness And Compliance
The Trump administration has made immigration enforcement an important priority of the federal government.
United States
12 Feb 2019
Department Of Homeland Security Posts Final Rule Regarding H-1B Cap Filings
The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") has posted a final rule regarding the H-1B cap selection process.
United States
6 Feb 2019
USCIS To Resume Premium Processing For H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Filed In April 2018 That Remain Pending
On January 25, 2019, USCIS announced that the agency would reinstate premium processing for H-1B petitions filed last April under the FY 2019 annual quota, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption.
United States
31 Jan 2019
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