H-1B Premium Processing Returns for Medical Doctors under Conrad 30 Waiver Program

On Friday, June 23rd, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced the return of premium processing for H-1B petitions filed on behalf of medical doctors under the Conrad 30 and Interested Government Agency Waiver programs.  Beginning Monday, June 26th, CIS will...

Canada Announces Implementation of Global Skills Strategy

Canada has recently announced the implementation of a Global Skills Strategy aimed at prioritizing the adjudication of work permit applications in key “high-demand” occupations. As part of the new Strategy, the LMIA process will be streamlined through the removal of standard...

If You Want Less Outsourcing, Then Increase Immigration

by Stuart Anderson The more Congress and executive branch agencies restrict immigration, particularly the use of H-1B and L-1 temporary visas, the more likely companies are to increase their investments outside the United States, both in their own offices and affiliates, and...

Trump Loses Travel Ban Ruling in Appeals Court

By ADAM LIPTAK JUNE 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban, delivering on Monday the latest in a string of defeats for the administration’s efforts to limit travel from several predominantly Muslim countries....

Homeland Security secretary suggests amnesty for Dreamers, implores Congress to solve problem

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Sunday, June 11, 2017 The Trump administration last week floated an amnesty idea for potentially 1 million illegal immigrants, looking to find permanent solutions for some of the most sympathetic cases in the long-running...

Trump’s reversal allowing amnesty for Dreamers enrages conservative base

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Thursday, June 8, 2017 The Trump administration has approved tens of thousands of temporary amnesties for illegal immigrant Dreamers, according to numbers released Thursday that underscore a major reversal for President Trump....

UPDATE – Document Legalization Services Resume in Venezuela

On June 11, 2017, SAREN, the government agency in Venezuela that is authorized to issue Apostilles and legalizations on Venezuelan documents, announced that it has resumed document legalization services. Last week SAREN’s offices suffered significant damages during...

VENEZUELA – Document Legalization Services Suspended Indefinitely

On June 8, 2017, SAREN, the government agency in Venezuela that is authorized to issue Apostilles and legalizations on Venezuelan documents, announced a suspension of all document legalization services. According to SAREN’s communication, the service suspension is due to a fire...

Walls Don’t Fix Migration Problems, Merkel Says on Mexico Visit

By REUTERS JUNE 10, 2017 MEXICO CITY — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that putting up walls will not solve problems caused by immigration, challenging one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s core principles, during her visit to Mexico. Trump’s election...

Judge: Reinstate Jessica Colotl’s reprieve from deportation

Jeremy Redmon June 12, 2017 A federal judge in Atlanta has ordered the government to reinstate a temporary reprieve from deportation for Jessica Colotl, a Norcross woman whose 2010 arrest in Georgia reignited the contentious national debate over illegal immigration. In the...
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