Trinidad & Tobago – New Understudy Reporting Requirement

On August 10, 2017, the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) informed employers of Work Permit holders in Trinidad & Tobago that bi-annual progress reports for each foreign national on their training of local understudies must be filed with...

FAQs – Hurricane Harvey Impacts on Immigration

1. Do lawful permanent residents and temporary visa holders (e.g. H-1B, L-1, F-1 etc.)  have to file a Form AR-11 with USCIS to report any change of address if they are staying at a temporary location and are prevented from returning home because of flooding/damages? Filing an...

September 2017 Visa Bulletin – Forward Progress for EB-2 Category

The U.S. Department of State published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for September 2017, moving forward nine (9) months to January 1, 2016 the previously announced “cut-off date” for the EB-2 Category under the “Final Action cut off dates,” except for India and China which remain...

Foster Ranked #1 Largest Houston-Area Immigration Law Firm

HOUSTON – Aug. 14, 2017 – Foster LLP, a leading immigration law firm delivering the full spectrum of U.S. and global immigration solutions, was recently ranked No. 1 in the Houston Business Journal’s list of the Largest Houston-Area Immigration Law Firms. Foster received the top...

Eight Foster Immigration Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America© List

HOUSTON – Aug. 21, 2017 –  Foster LLP, a leading immigration law firm delivering the full spectrum of U.S. and global immigration solutions, is pleased to announce that eight Foster immigration attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 The Best Lawyers...

Anniversary of DACA Deportation Protections Marked By Fear They’re Ending

by Patricia Guadalupe WASHINGTON — Rallies and demonstrations on Tuesday are taking the place of long queues as immigrant rights groups and allies mark the fifth anniversary of an Obama administration deportation relief and work permission program now in peril under President...

U.S. Judge Deals Blow to Texas ‘Sanctuary’ City Law

By REUTERS AUG. 10, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas — A U.S. district judge in Austin has rejected an effort by Texas to have a law that would punish so-called sanctuary cities be declared constitutional ahead of the measure taking effect next month. The Republican-backed law is the first of...

California sheriffs and Gov. Jerry Brown in talks over possible changes to ‘sanctuary state’ legislation

Members of the California State Sheriffs Assn. say they have been in discussions with Gov. Jerry Brown in hopes of amending a state Senate bill that seeks to keep local and state law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws. On a Tuesday conference call, Santa...

Canada to Set Up Border Camp as Number of Asylum Seekers Swells

By REUTERS AUG. 9, 2017 MONTREAL — Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the U.S. border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday, an influx of mostly Haitians prompted by fear of deportation by the U.S....

Trump immigration plan to cost 4.6 million jobs, Ivy League study finds

by Patrick Gillespie and Tal Kopan In a report published Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School said the immigration plan, dubbed the RAISE Act, would result in 4.6 million lost jobs by the year 2040. It also found that the U.S. economy would be 2%...
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