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EIG Dispatch | December 12, 2017

US Headlines: Oral Arguments Heard on Third Travel Ban / The Case Against the First Travel Ban Progresses Global Headlines: Ireland Introduces New Immigration Registration Cards / New Blue Card Regulations in Luxembourg / Higher Salary Thresholds Announced for the Netherlands / US Pulls Out of the UN Global Compact on Migration Feature Story: 2017: Lessons Learned From a Year of […]

EIG Dispatch | December 5, 2017

US Headlines: US Consulates in Russia will Resume Nonimmigrant Visa Services on a Limited Basis / The Third and Most Recent Travel Ban Went into Effect / Protections for Dreamers Involved in Government Funding Discussions Global Headlines: Switzerland: 2017 Quotas Reached for L and B Permits / Philippines: Employment Permit Rules Amended / Argentina: Waiver of Reciprocity […]

EIG Dispatch | November 28, 2017

US Headlines: Department of State Announces Intention to Continue “Extreme Vetting” / ICE Joins Local Authorities to Enforce Immigration Law / H-4 EAD Program Update / SOC Code Revisions Global Headlines: Qatar: New Procedure for Extending 30-Day Tourist Visa / Update-Europe: Entry-Exit System (EES) Approved, Implementation Slated for 2020 Feature Story:  The DOL Audited Our PERM Case – […]

EIG Dispatch | November 21, 2017

US Headlines: Applicants Nominee for DHS Secretary Headed to Senate for Confirmation Vote / House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill Limiting Hiring Process for H-1B Dependent Employers / USCIS Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests Global Headlines: Australia’s 457 Transition / Upcoming Deadline for Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) / Japan Relaxes […]

EIG Dispatch | November 14, 2017

US Headlines: Applicants Experience Longer Wait Times for N-400 Applications / ICE Workplace Audis May Significantly Increase Global Headlines: New Addition to Singapore’s Employment Pass Application Feature Story: My Case Received an RFE, What Does This Mean? Upcoming Events November 23 & 24 – Thanksgiving, EIG will be closed. US Headlines Applicants Experience Longer Wait Times for N-400 Applications. With over […]

EIG Dispatch | November 7, 2017

US Headlines: H-1B RFEs on the Rise Under the Trump Administration / Diversity Program Remains Valid: What You Need to Know Global Headlines: Turkey: Limited Resumption of Visa Services / Canada Planning to Increase Immigration / Six Central African States Ratify Visa-Free Agreement Feature Story: FAQs About Holiday Travels Upcoming Events November 10- Veteran’s Day, Erickson Immigration Group will be […]

Special Alert: December 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the December 2017 Visa Bulletin. Little to no change is visible in next month’s visa bulletin, the EB-1 category remains current across all countries, and the EB-2 and EB-3 categories for China see slight advances. Furthermore, the EB-2 India category advances only by a few days, while EB-3 India remains […]

EIG Dispatch | October 31, 2017

US Headlines: USCIS will no Longer Give Deference to Previously Approved Petitions / Appeal Filed in F-1 OPT Lawsuit Dismissal Global Headlines: Singapore Employment and S Pass Holders Must Notify MOM of Changes / Canada Implements Change of Dependent Definition / Australia Employer Obligations, Training Benchmark Update Feature Story: When is it More than a Meeting? Tips […]

EIG Dispatch | October 24, 2017

Feature Story: Update to Using Driver’s Licenses for Domestic Travel US Headlines: Top US Technology Companies Join the Coalition for the American Dream/ President Trump Meets  with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Global Headlines: How to Prepare for Brexit Dates of Note October 31-Happy Halloween October 26-27-Duty of Care Conference in Washington (See below for more information) Are you […]

EIG Dispatch | October 17, 2017

Feature Story: I Moved-What Next?: FAQ on Updating Your Address with USCIS US Headlines: Closures in Ireland due to Storm Ophelia / Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Global Headlines: State of Washington and Others Challenge Travel Ban 3.0 / Nine States Barred from Using Driver’s Licenses for Domestic Flights in 2018 / NAFTA Negotiations Continue Dates of Note October […]