There are 22 posts in the Immigration Reform category

EIG Dispatch – February 27, 2015

Highlights New Work Permit Conversion Process in Brazil U.S. Customs and Border Protection Launches Pilot Program to Review Electronic I-94 Errors H-4 Employment Authorization Effective May 26, 2015 New Work Permit Conversion Process in Brazil Foreign nationals holding temporary work visas can now apply for permanent work visas directly with the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. […]

EIG Dispatch – February 20, 2015

Highlights Case Study in I-9 Compliance New USCIS Procedures for Correspondence with Petitioners, Beneficiaries, and Attorneys of Record Case Study in I-9 Compliance In a recently decided case, United States v. Employer Solutions Staffing Group II, LLC, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) refused to lower the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s penalties […]

EIG Dispatch – January 16, 2015

Highlights Israel and France Increase Prevailing Wages for Certain Foreign Employees MyE-Verify Accounts Expand to 16 More States DHS Considering “Known Employer” Pilot Program U.S. Senators Introduce Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 Israel and France Increase Prevailing Wages for Certain Foreign Employees Israel’s government has increased the prevailing wage employers are required to pay foreign workers from […]

EIG Dispatch – December 5, 2014

Highlights U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Block President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration UPDATE: Russia Continues to Implement More Changes for Highly Qualified Specialists in 2015 United Kingdom Announces Expansion of 24 Hour Visa Service UPDATE: India Extends Visa on Arrival Program to 43 Countries  UPDATE: Canada to Launch an Express Entry Program for Skilled Foreign Workers U.S. […]

EIG Week in Reveiw

Highlights The Technology Industry Reacts to President Obama’s Executive Action Ontario Re-Introduces Immigration Act Australia and China Finalize Negotiations on Work and Holiday Visa Program and Free Trade Agreement Australian House of Representatives Pass Bill that Could Affect Citizenship for Those Suffering from Mental Illness The Technology Industry Reacts to President Obama’s Executive Action Following President […]

EIG Week in Review (Nov 21, 2014)

Highlights UPDATE: President Obama Announces Executive Action on U.S. Immigration U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Countries Affected by Ebola U.S. Embassies Report Technical Difficulties and Expect Delays in Visa Processing During Holiday Season Australia Increases Length of Stay for Temporary Work Visas with Strong Business Justification Canada Simplifies the Visa Application Process […]

EIG Special News Alert

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration Reform November 20, 2014.  President Obama announced his changes to the immigration system tonight in a primetime address to the nation.  These changes will take affect through executive action.  President Obama’s turn to executive action comes after the comprehensive Senate immigration bill stalled in the House of Representatives […]

EIG Week in Review (Nov 14, 2014)

Highlights UPDATE: President Obama Expected to Announce Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform Processing Delays in Malaysia for Employment, Dependent, and Professional Visit Passes Mercosur Visa to Colombia No Longer Available for Venezuelan Nationals UPDATE: President Obama Expected to Announce Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform  As an update to our previous report, President Obama could be […]

EIG Week in Review (Nov 7, 2014)

Highlights UPDATE: President Obama Promises Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform U.S. Tightens Screening Measures for Visa Exempt Visitors UPDATE: Canada Increases Planned Level of Admissions for Permanent Residents in 2015 New Immigration Study Shows that EU Migrants Have Made a Net Contribution to the British Economy UPDATE: President Obama Promises Executive Action on U.S. […]

EIG Week in Review (Aug 22, 2014)

Highlights Corporate Sector Lobbies White House for Business Immigration Reform French Labor Authorities Ramp Up Auditing Procedures U.S. Department of State Updates Mexico Travel Warning  USCIS Offers Relief Measures for Some West African Nationals Corporate Sector Lobbies White House for Business Immigration Reform Representatives from large companies, including advocates from high-tech sectors, and other lobbyists […]