Investor Alert: Investment Scams Exploit Immigrant Investor Program

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are jointly issuing this Investor Alert to warn individual investors about fraudulent investment scams that exploit the Immigrant Investor...

Georgia Town is Case Study in Immigration Debate

By Miriam Jordan Charles Carmical doesn’t like President Barack Obama ’s politics and doesn’t endorse his recent move to enable millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. But, the furniture-store owner acknowledges, it might be good for his bottom line. “If these people...

US Immigration Reform Appears Unlikely in 2015

Greg Flakus HOUSTON, TEXAS— Over the span of several U.S. election cycles, there have been calls for comprehensive immigration reform to fix a system that people on both sides of the political spectrum agree is broken. But some observers say President Barack Obama’s recent...

NETHERLANDS – New Minimum Salary Requirements for 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, the Dutch immigration authorities will impose new annual minimum salary levels for recent Dutch university graduates, Highly Skilled Migrants, and EU Blue Card applicants, as follows: Highly Skilled Migrants (for individuals aged over 30): €54,289.44...

U.S. Agency Hiring 1,000 After Obama’s Immigration Order

WASHINGTON — This is how a bureaucracy grows. Only 10 days after President Obama announced in a prime-time address that millions of undocumented people would soon “be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation,” an electronic bulletin reached...

Arizona Rejected by Top Court on Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

A divided U.S. Supreme Court left intact a ruling that will require Arizona to offer driver’s licenses to some undocumented immigrants in a case testing the strength of President Barack Obama’s deferred-deportation policies. Rebuffing state officials without comment, the justices...

VIETNAM – Intra-Company Transfers Eligible for Work Permit Exemption

Effective December 22, 2014, intra-company transferees to Vietnam may qualify for an exemption to the normal work permit requirements. This exemption is limited to individuals working for entities in eleven targeted service sectors including the communication, construction,...

Immigrant Mom Seeks Refuge in Philadelphia Church

PHILADELPHIA — Nine-year-old Mariana Mendoza had to give up her pink bedroom and bike when her family moved from a two-story rowhouse into a cramped church annex last month. But that’s OK with her — as long as her mom is safe. “Because if she didn’t move, maybe...

Canada Releases Express Entry Permanent Residence Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has released an Express Entry Permanent Residence program, which will become effective January 1, 2015. Under the new program, it is anticipated that selected Permanent Residence applications will be adjudicated in approximately six (6) months....
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