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Quebec Imposes Cap on Family Sponsorship Applications

Quebec Imposes Cap on Family Sponsorship Applications As of June 26, 2024, through to June 25, 2026, Quebec’s Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration has imposed a 13,000 cap on family-based immigration applications. The 13,000 limit of applications applies as follows: 10,400 for spouses, common-law spouses, and dependent children aged 18 and up. [...]

By |2024-07-06T16:31:32+00:00July 6th, 2024|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|0 Comments

Qué es el Anuncio de Alivio Afirmativo del Presidente Biden

Qué es el Anuncio de Alivio Afirmativo del Presidente Biden El 18 de junio de 2024, el presidente Biden anunció una serie de acciones de inmigración utilizando la autoridad que le otorgan las leyes migratorias existentes. Estas acciones ayudarán a ciertas personas indocumentadas en los Estados Unidos, incluyendo:    Cónyuges e hijos(as) de ciudadanos(as) estadounidenses [...]

By |2024-06-25T16:02:24+00:00June 25th, 2024|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

What Is the Affirmative Relief Announcement?

What Is the Affirmative Relief Announcement? On June 18, 2024, President Biden announced a series of immigration actions using the authority granted to him by our existing immigration laws. These actions will help certain undocumented individuals in the United States, including June 18, 2024, President Biden announced a series of immigration actions using the authority granted [...]

By |2024-06-25T16:22:22+00:00June 25th, 2024|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

Breaking News: Biden expected to announce protections for certain undocumented immigrants

 Breaking News: Biden expected to announce protections for certain undocumented immigrantsReports have been circulating for months that President Biden will announce at least one major initiative to help protect undocumented individuals, to date, these changes have been considered only rumors. Now, on June 13, 2024, several news agencies have taken this information and made it [...]

By |2024-07-08T11:46:07+00:00June 15th, 2024|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

Canada reducing off-campus hours of work for international students

  Canada reducing off-campus hours of work for international students Canada's temporary waiver of the 20-hour-per-week limit on the number of hours that international students are allowed to work during academic sessions is scheduled to end on April 30, 2024. The temporary waiver was implemented back in October 2022 by then acting Minister Sean Fraser [...]

By |2024-04-28T07:07:27+00:00April 28th, 2024|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on Canada reducing off-campus hours of work for international students

IRCC introduces two new immigration pilots for rural and French-minority communities

  IRCC introduces two new immigration pilots for rural and French-minority communities In a press conference earlier today, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada  (IRCC)  announced two separate new immigration pilots – one for rural communities and another for francophone minority communities across Canada – while adding that the existing Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), which was introduced [...]

By |2024-03-10T10:21:48+00:00March 10th, 2024|Breaking News, Canadian Immigration|Comments Off on IRCC introduces two new immigration pilots for rural and French-minority communities

Client Alert: USCIS Finally Publishes the Dates for the New Fiscal Year’s H-1B lottery

Client Alert: USCIS Finally Publishes the Dates for the New Fiscal Year’s H-1B lottery U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published some important dates to keep in mind regarding the upcoming H-1B registration for the upcoming H-1B lottery. This year, the online registration period for the H-1B lottery will begin on March 6 at [...]

By |2024-03-10T09:56:46+00:00March 10th, 2024|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on Client Alert: USCIS Finally Publishes the Dates for the New Fiscal Year’s H-1B lottery

Changes to the FY2025 H-1B Registration and Application Process

  Changes to the FY2025 H-1B Registration and Application Process The USCIS has introduced significant changes to the H-1B visa registration and selection process for Fiscal Year 2025, for professional foreign workers seeking employment in the United States. The final rule is entitled, Improving the H-1B Registration Selection Process and Program Integrity was published on February 2, [...]

By |2024-02-17T18:47:47+00:00February 17th, 2024|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on Changes to the FY2025 H-1B Registration and Application Process

USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees USCIS has published a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. DHS is adjusting the fee schedule to fully recover costs and maintain adequate service. This final rule is effective April 1, 2024. Any [...]

By |2024-02-17T18:29:20+00:00February 17th, 2024|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

USCIS Clarifies Guidance for EB-1 Eligibility Criteria

USCIS Clarifies Guidance for EB-1 Eligibility Criteria U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing policy guidance in their Policy Manual to clarify the types of evidence used to evaluate and determine eligibility for extraordinary ability (E11) and outstanding professor or researcher (E12) EB-1 immigrant visa classifications. The update adds clarifying guidance describing examples of evidence that [...]

By |2023-09-17T13:29:36+00:00September 17th, 2023|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on USCIS Clarifies Guidance for EB-1 Eligibility Criteria
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