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Holding Redlich
Recent reforms have been introduced, with the exception of the Skilling Australia Fund which is expected to commence soon.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On June 21, 2018, Bill C-46 received Royal Assent. Among other things, it increases the maximum penalties for impaired driving offenses under the Canadian Criminal Code
July 20, 2018 - The number of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally into Canada from the United States fell to the lowest figure in 12 months in June.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Canada is quickly becoming a hub for IT companies. Whether it is big and established companies or brand-new start-ups, the IT sector is booming.
July 19, 2018 - Foreigners applying for a Canada visit visa are increasingly likely to see their applications denied, new data shows.
July 18, 2018 - The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will begin accepting 1900 new business immigration applications with new criteria starting September 10, 2018, the Quebec immigration ministry (MIDI) has announced. Quebec operates the largest business immigration program in Canada.
July 18, 2018 - A Quebec Immigration decree published in the Official Quebec Gazette on July 18, 2018 confirms the system will work in a similar way to the federal Express Entry system.
LCA Studio Legale
The posting of workers within the member States of the European Union has notably increased in the last years
Morgan & Morgan
Panamá se ha convertido en un destino popular para emigrar en la región, debido a su crecimiento económico y estabilidad sociopolítica, que contrasta con las intrincadas condiciones de otros países vecinos.
Brexit is thought to be one of the reasons why the Tier 2 (General) restricted Certificate of Sponsorship cap has been reached. However, we may at last be seeing some reprieve from this.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
A federal district judge in California issued a preliminary injunction preventing the State of California from enforcing certain provisions of Assembly Bill (AB) 450
Womble Bond Dickinson
Not unlike the stone heads of Easter Island, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and the number of licks required to reach the center of Tootsie Pop, the H-1B visa lottery remains an enigma to many.
Mayer Brown
Traditionally, under 2011 policy guidance, USCIS referred deportation matters to Immigration Customs Enforcement.
Littler Mendelson
On July 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained a partial victory in its challenge of California's Immigrant Worker Protection Act ("Assembly Bill 450" or "AB 450") ...
Foley Hoag LLP
The International Entrepreneur Rule ("IE Rule") has been in a constant state of fits in starts since its publication on January 17, 2017.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The familiar lines were drawn. Combatants clashed in a war of words, competing governance philosophies, conflicting laws, and judicial challenges – all in an age-old constitutional battle..
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Worldwide EB-1 Priority Date will retrogress to May 1, 2016.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
A new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy published on July 5, 2018 instructs USCIS officers to issue a notice to appear (NTA) to any individual who is "not lawfully present"...
Kuck Baxter Immigration
Now that we know TPS is ending for Hondurans and El Salvadorans, it is essential that correct information about options be available.
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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July 5, 2018 - Canada Immigration Lawyer, Managing Partner of #1 Google ranked, discusses "How PNP Immigrants Can Move Anywhere in Canada"
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.
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.
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:
Hammond Taylor
Despite media attention around the new 482 TSS visa, the final product is relatively similar to the previous 457 visa.
June 25, 2018 - Canada immigration authorities have conducted the second Express Entry draw in 11 days, issuing Invitations to Apply to 3,750 candidates across all programs to match the largest draw in 13 months. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 442, just two above the 2018 low of 440 for an all-program draw.
Cavell Leitch
The minimum salary levels have increased and the latest changes to work visas make it harder for low-skilled migrants.
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 ...
Morgan Lewis
Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories will retrogress, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India will advance.
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