Tensions rising in Silicon Valley over Trump’s immigration crackdown

Harriet Taylor | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 Tension over immigration reform is rising in Silicon Valley. The Supreme Court agreed Monday to let President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts that...

Immigration and President Donald Trump – The First 100 Days

By Robert F. Loughran 29 April 2017 marked the 100th day of Donald J. Trump’s presidency, the period in US politics that sets the tone for the remainder of his four-year term. Although President Trump attempted to push through other measures, US immigration policy appeared...

New Form I-485 Triples the Length of Current Form – Applicants for Permanent Residency Must Provide Greater Detail

On June 26, 2017, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced publication of a new Form I-485, which is the form used to apply for permanent resident status (“green card”) in the United States.  The new form is 18 pages and requires applicants to provide greater...

U.S. Supreme Court Partially Upholds Modified Travel Ban

Today the U.S. Supreme Court has partially upheld a modified version of President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order temporarily banning travel to the United States by citizens and nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. President Trump signed an Executive...

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....
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