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TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR NEPAL

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal. Citizens and nationals of Nepal who presently reside in the United States may apply for TPS and…more
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RESOLUTION COMES SLOWLY FOR U.S. VISA ISSUANCE DELAYS

On June 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) reported delays in visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consular posts worldwide due to technical issues impacting the transmission of biometrics for completion of required…more
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U.K. - TIER 2 MONTHLY QUOTA REACHED

The quota for non-EU national skilled workers in the United Kingdom has been reached for the first time since the classification was implemented in 2011. The quota applies to those employer applications filed for employees under…more
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WORLDWIDE DELAYS IN U.S. VISA ISSUANCE CONTINUE TO NEXT WEEK (AT LEAST)

On June 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) reported delays in visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consular posts worldwide due to technical issues impacting the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD)…more
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JULY VISA BULLETIN AND FORECAST OF IMMIGRANT VISA AVAILABILITY FOR REMAINDER OF FISCAL YEAR

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July, and since then DOS officials have offered predictions concerning likely visa availability for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends…more
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TEXAS GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL MANDATING E-VERIFY: NEW LAW IS LIMITED TO STATE AGENCIES, NOT BUSINESSES THAT CONTRACT WITH THEM

On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 374 into law. Effective September 1st of this year, the new law requires that all state agencies register and participate in E-Verify to verify…more
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WORLDWIDE DELAYS IN U.S. VISA ISSUANCE AT U.S. EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES

On June 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) reported delays in visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consular posts worldwide due to technical issues impacting the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD)…more
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CANADA TO REQUIRE ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION FOR NON-VISA NATIONALS AND BIOMETRICS FOR ALL VISA-NATIONALS

Effective August 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will implement a new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program with the stated aimed of improving safety and security. Under this program, similar to the…more
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CANADA ADDS OUT-OF-WARRANTY REPAIRS TO EMERGENCY REPAIR PROVISIONS

Effective May 21, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has expanded the Work Permit category of Emergency Repair to include the provision of repairs and maintenance on out-of-warranty equipment. The significance of…more
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5th CIRCUIT ALLOWS INJUNCTION ON DAPA AND DACA EXPANSION TO STAND

On Tuesday, May 26th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit declined to lift a February 2015 temporary injunction halting both the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the new…more
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USCIS ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR H-4 SPOUSAL WORK AUTHORIZATION - APPLICATIONS BEGIN TO BE ACCEPTED MAY 26TH

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented a regulatory change that will go into effect May 26th that grants employment authorization benefits to certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants working in the United…more
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PREMIUM PROCESSING TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED FOR H-1B EXTENSION PETITIONS

Beginning May 26, 2015, the USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. This means that premium processing requests must be filed by Thursday, May 21st to be…more
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - BILATERAL VISA WAIVER AGREEMENT WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

Beginning May 6, 2015, citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are permitted visa waiver travel to European Union (EU) member countries that are also party to the Schengen Agreement. The European countries include: Austria,…more
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H-1B CAP RECEIPT PROCESS NOW COMPLETE

On May 4, 2015 the USCIS announced that it has completed the receipt and data entry of all Fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap cases. This means that the receipt notices for cases selected under the cap will likely be received in the next…more
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U.S. CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES (CIS) ANNOUNCES THE H-2B CAP HAS BEEN REACHED

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 2, 2015 that it had received enough H-2B petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap for the first half of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. …more
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