ITALY: New Intra Company Work Permit Guidelines and the 2017 Quota Announced for Non-EEA Foreign Workers

The Italian Ministry of Labor and Social Policies issued official guidelines for the implementation of European Union Directive 2014/66, commonly referred to as the Intra Company Transferee (ICT) Directive. The goal of this directive was to promote Intra EU Mobility and...

Increased Scrutiny and Possible Delays in Visa Issuance

Following the injunction on enforcement of President Trump’s revised travel ban, United States Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson directed all U.S. consular posts to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. Additionally, in the wake of the attack in London on March 22,...

Scared and planning for the worst: Immigrants brace for deportation

By Masuma Ahuja New York (CNN) Ninety-seven people are at Catholic Charities this morning. It feels like a hospital waiting room. The sense of anticipation is palpable: Every time a charity worker comes to the front of the room with a clipboard, everyone looks up, waiting for...

ICE denies targeting Austin, but says more enforcement needed

Federal immigration officials Tuesday evening denied that a new policy by Sheriff Sally Hernandez led them to conduct a major enforcement operation in the Austin area. But, in a hint of their changing strategy, federal agents said more enforcement is needed in places such as...

Law Enforcement Agencies Bristle at U.S. Report on Immigration Detention

By RON NIXON and LIZ ROBBINS WASHINGTON — One of President Trump’s first executive orders promised a weekly recounting of the crimes committed by undocumented immigrants and a list of the recalcitrant local law enforcement departments that failed to turn those people over to...

DHS names local jails that won’t hold illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON –  The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities. It’s putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin. The administration released a list of 206...

ANGOLA: April Deadline for Annual Filing of Employee List

The annual deadline is coming soon for Angolan companies to file their employee lists with the Angolan authorities. By Angolan Executive Decree No. 155/04 of December 31, 2004, all Angolan employers must file an annual list of all of the employees working for the company to the...

U.S. judge: ICE said Austin raid was because of ‘sanctuary’ policy

By Tony Plohetski – American-Statesman Staff, KVUE News Federal agents privately alerted two magistrate judges in late January that they would be targeting the Austin area for a major operation and that the sting was retribution for a new policy by Travis County Sheriff...

Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy

By MIRIAM JORDAN In Coudersport, Pa., a town in a mountainous region an hour’s drive from the nearest Walmart, Cole Memorial Hospital counts on two Jordanian physicians to keep its obstetrics unit open and is actively recruiting foreign specialists. In Fargo, N.D., a...

Increased scrutiny by CBP for frequent ESTA business travelers

After less than two months into the new Trump Administration, the President has issued two Executive Orders imposing a temporary travel ban on foreign nationals from certain predominantly Muslim countries, and both have been subject to Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO).   With...
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