India Begins Immigration E-Services for Certain FRRO Jurisdictions

Effective February 12, 2018, the Bureau of Immigration, India has announced the implementation of immigration E-Services for all foreign nationals residing within the jurisdiction of the following Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs): Mumbai FRRO; Delhi FRRO;...

The Senate Fails to Act on DACA, and the Immigration Debate Moves to the Right

By Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker Democrats wanted this debate,” Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, said Thursday, after the Senate spent the better part of a week trying, and failing, to reach a deal on immigration reform. Last month, to corral enough votes to keep...

What Can the U.S. Learn From How Other Countries Handle Immigration?

By Quoctrung Bui and Caitlin Dickerson, The New York Times Every country regulates immigration in its own imperfect way. Some countries have populations that are 80 percent foreign-born but offer no pathway to permanency. Other countries put up huge barriers to citizenship except...

After Senate Failure on Dreamers, Immigration Faces Unclear Path in House

By Natalie Andrews and Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Senate’s failure to pass immigration legislation this week has alarmed some centrist House Republicans who have been pushing their leaders for months to bring up a bill that would provide legal...

Immigration Measures Fail in Senate

By Kristina Peterson and Siobhan Hughes, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Senate failed to break its impasse over immigration Thursday after a week of debate, as a flurry of unsuccessful votes left the chamber no closer to resolving the fate of hundreds of thousands of...

U.S. Senate rejects immigration proposals, continuing limbo for “Dreamers”

By Jilian Aguilar, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to advance any of the four immigration proposals that lawmakers offered up this week, meaning legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants and bolster border security is again at a standstill. Sixty...

Right Now, ‘Merit-Based’ Just Means Fewer Immigrants

By Stuart Anderson, Forbes When the Trump administration says it wants “merit-based immigration” it’s not talking about admitting 1 million scientists and engineers, or even any additional immigrants with college degrees. In fact, in the past year, the Trump administration has...

ICE is Coming – 5 Ways Employers Can Prepare

By James K. Larsen, Attorney When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Thomas Homan called for a 400 percent increase in worksite enforcement, ICE responded in dramatic fashion. ICE agents raided close to 100 convenience stores throughout the United States in...

Trump Has Got Democrats Right Where He Wants Them

By Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times President Trump’s immigration proposal has put Democrats in a bind; they know it and he knows it. Trump’s immigration “framework” — first outlined on Jan. 25 — represents an unusually sophisticated strategy. He proposes to more than double...

UNITED KINDGOM – Government to Double Immigration Health Surcharge

The U.K. government has announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will double from £200 to £400 per year. The IHS was first introduced in 2015 and is a required payment from applicants from outside the European Economic Area as part of their work, study, or family...
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