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Immigration Reform
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EIG Dispatch – February 27, 2015
March 6, 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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – February 20, 2015
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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – January 16, 2015
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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – December 5, 2014
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 ...

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EIG Week in Reveiw
November 26, 2014

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 ...

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EIG Week in Review (Nov 21, 2014)
November 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 ...

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EIG Special News Alert
November 21, 2014

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 ...

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EIG Week in Review (Nov 14, 2014)
November 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 ...

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EIG Week in Review (Nov 7, 2014)
November 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 ...

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EIG Week in Review (Aug 22, 2014)
August 27, 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 ...

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EIG Week in Review (June 13, 2014)
June 23, 2014

Highlights 2014 FIFA World Cup Causing Brazilian Visa Processing Delays U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson Announces DACA Renewal Process South Korea Implements New Requirements for Visa Extensions and Increases Fees U.S. State Department Issues Travel Advisory for Djibouti  New Program Allows for 24-Hour Expedited Processing and Reduced Rates for Vietnamese ...

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EIG Week in Review (May 9, 2014)
May 9, 2014

Highlights U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Proposal to Extend Work Authorization to H-4 Visa Holders New Visa Agency to Issue Indian Visas in the U.S. UK Implements Automatic Renewal System for Certificate of Sponsorship Allocations U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Proposal to Extend Work Authorization to H-4 ...

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EIG Week in Review (Jan 31, 2014)
February 7, 2014

Highlights President Obama's State of the Union Address Emphasizes Immigration Reform Changes to Several Russian Immigration Laws Substantially Impact Foreign Nationals in Russia Five Countries Agree to Waive Visas for Certain Visitors President Obama's State of the Union Address Emphasizes Immigration Reform In his State of the Union Address on ...

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EIG Week in Review (Dec 6, 2013)
December 6, 2013

Highlights Immigration Rights Activists Engage in Fast for Immigration Reform New Anti-Fraud Feature Introduced for E-Verify  Swiss Federal Council Sets Quotas for Third-Country Citizen Work Authorizations USCIS Aims to Decrease I-130 Processing Times  Immigration Rights Activists Engage in Fast for Immigration Reform On Tuesday, December 3rd, four immigration rights activists ended ...

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EIG Week in Review (Nov 22, 2013)
November 22, 2013

Highlights Australia Implements Labor Market Testing Requirements for Skilled, Temporary Foreign Workers Silicon Valley Shows Support for U.S. Immigration Reform Holiday Season Travel Recommendations for Foreign Nationals  Australia Implements Labor Market Testing Requirements for Skilled, Temporary Foreign Workers Effective November 23, 2013, applications for Australian subclass 457 visas will require ...

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US Senate Passes “Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” in a 68-32 vote
August 27, 2013

At 4:22 pm the United States Senate passed the immigration bill, title "Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act" in a 68-32 vote, marking the advancement of President Obama's top priority in his second presidential term. Fourteen Republican Senators joined the Senate's Democrats to pass ...

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CBO Releases Cost Estimate of S.744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
August 27, 2013

This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a cost estimate of the proposed immigration reform bill, S.744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, and reported that the passage of the bill would spur economic growth throughout the United States. The CBO, in conjunction ...

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Moves On After Senate Judiciary Committee Passage
August 27, 2013

Last night, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 744 in a 13-5 vote.  The bill, known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act will be reviewed and voted on by the entire Senate in the coming months. The text of the bill ...

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Senator Grassley’s Proposed Restrictive H-1B Amendment Defeated Today
August 27, 2013

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee began debating amendments to the proposed comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced last month by the "Gang of Eight." The text of the bill (S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act) can be found at the link below: http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/legislation/immigration/EAS13500.pdf Senator ...

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“Gang of Eight” CIR Bill Released (Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013)
August 27, 2013

The bipartisan Senate "Gang of Eight" has released an outline of their comprehensive immigration reform bill, titled "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013". The 19 page outline covers topics ranging from border security, employment verification, temporary visas for high and low-skilled ...

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“Gang of Eight” to Release Immigration Bill Tomorrow
August 27, 2013

The "Gang of Eight" is set to release its comprehensive immigration reform bill tomorrow, April 16, 2013.  The group includes Sen. Michael Bennet, R-Colorado, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina; Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona; Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New ...

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Update: Schumer States ‘Every Major Policy Issue’ Resolved in Immigration Discussions
August 26, 2013

From the Washington Post: According to Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the bipartisan Senate group working on an effort to reform the nation's immigration laws has resolved all major policy issues. On Sunday, Schumer spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press" and informed the moderator that "we've all agreed that ...