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On Monday, October 23, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced the rescission of previous agency guidance that accorded deference to prior CIS approval decisions during the adjudication of petitions seeking an extension of stay in the same nonimmigrant status. Under the prior “deference memorandum,” CIS adjudicators were instructed […]

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Beginning this October, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has now been implemented in Canada. The intent of CETA is to create jobs, enhance trade between Canada and the European Union (EU) market, and strengthen economic relations between the two […]