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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.
March 14, 2018 -Canadian immigration authorities conducted today another large Express Entry draw, with 3,000 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 456, slightly higher than the previous draw.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 456 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
C.Savva & Associates Ltd
Immigrant Investor Programs were designed to attract investment from HNWIs and entrepreneurs, by providing the right of residence and/or citizenship on an expedited basis.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In May 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition on asylum seekers working in Ireland was unconstitutional.
TMF Group
Scotland (and the whole of the UK) is facing a labour and skills crisis, as Britain's work permit system was simply not designed to cope with the impact Brexit is already having on the labour market.
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, ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Lawmakers are again considering changes to the EB-5 Program. In fact, before the end of this month, we may see provisions from the "Immigrant Investor Visa and Regional Center Program Comprehensive Reform Act" ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
On Tuesday, the United States of America filed a lawsuit in federal court in Sacramento, naming California Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants...
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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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