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Ontario French Speaking and Skilled Trade Express Entry Draws – January 13, 2021

Ontario French Speaking and Skilled Trade Express Entry Draws – January 13, 2021 On January 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued notifications of interest (NOI’s) to candidates under Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams. Overview of the OINP French Speaking Stream The OINP French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream draw issued 146 NOI’s [...]

By |2021-02-21T09:58:05+00:00February 21st, 2021|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Ontario French Speaking and Skilled Trade Express Entry Draws – January 13, 2021

February 2, 2021 – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program Draw – Human Capital Priority Occupations

February 2, 2021 - Ontario Immigration Nominee Program Draw – Human Capital Priority Occupations On February 2, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 283 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) under the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream to candidates in the Express Entry pool with experience in one of the following ten priority occupations. [...]

By |2021-02-20T18:02:45+00:00February 20th, 2021|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on February 2, 2021 – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program Draw – Human Capital Priority Occupations

HOW HAS PRESIDENT BIDEN CHANGED U.S. IMMIGRATION?

HOW HAS PRESIDENT BIDEN CHANGED IMMIGRATION? BIDEN CHANGED U.S. IMMIGRATION: On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued several orders on immigration. Some orders take immediate effect while others may take more time to be implemented. If you think these policies affect you, contact a lawyer or legal service provider. Among the changes are: Deferred [...]

By |2021-02-06T08:51:54+00:00January 30th, 2021|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on HOW HAS PRESIDENT BIDEN CHANGED U.S. IMMIGRATION?

USCIS Begins Accepting New DACA Applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Begins Accepting New Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applications Following an order issued by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York, effective December 7, 2020, USCIS has begun to accept first-time DACA applications under the “Dreamers” program.  Although the U.S. Department of [...]

By |2020-12-12T06:26:04+00:00December 12th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on USCIS Begins Accepting New DACA Applications

USCIS Policy Changes Regarding Schedule “A” Designations

On December 2nd, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance on Schedule A designations. What Are Schedule A Occupations? USCIS Policy On Schedule A Designations:  Schedule A designated occupations are pre-determined by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as occupations that have a labor shortage. Essentially, DOL certifies they do not [...]

By |2020-12-14T13:11:32+00:00December 11th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on USCIS Policy Changes Regarding Schedule “A” Designations

Big Changes in U.S. Immigration Planned by the New Administration

We have all seen the effect of the Trump administration on U.S. immigration policy. On June 22, 2020, Trump’s presidential proclamation, prevented the entry of many foreign nationals on H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas through the end of the year. President Trump opined that current immigration policies disadvantaged U.S. workers from competing in [...]

By |2020-11-10T05:06:13+00:00November 10th, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Big Changes in U.S. Immigration Planned by the New Administration

Updates on Diversity Visa Green Card USA- 2022

On September 30, 2020, the DOS released instructions on how to apply for the 2022 DV Program. For FY2022, there are up to 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) that will be available. Registration began on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will conclude on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00 [...]

By |2020-10-30T08:13:28+00:00October 26th, 2020|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on Updates on Diversity Visa Green Card USA- 2022

Canada – U.S. Border Closure Extended Again!

As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in the U.S., the decision has been made to extend the U.S. Canada border closure for another 30 days, through to November 21, 2020. There are approximately 8 million+ cases of COVID-19 currently in the U.S. The U.S Canada border shutdown has been ongoing since March, with extensions every [...]

By |2020-10-30T08:12:17+00:00October 20th, 2020|Canadian Immigration, Breaking News, U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Canada – U.S. Border Closure Extended Again!

Trump to Nominate New Justice Despite Election Being Six Weeks Away

September 22, 2020 With the recent news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s passing, many of us are wondering who will ever fill the Notorious RBG’s shoes. Now, you could never tell that RBG was only 5’ 1” with her big personality and bigger views. Now the burning question is who will be able to fill [...]

By |2020-10-30T08:02:21+00:00September 23rd, 2020|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on Trump to Nominate New Justice Despite Election Being Six Weeks Away

Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sue Trump administration over online-only instruction for foreign students in the US

On July 8th, Harvard and MIT (with several other school joining the lawsuit) filed a lawsuit in District Court in Boston against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in order to overturn the order banning international students from taking online classes in the Fall, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

By |2020-10-07T15:21:13+00:00July 21st, 2020|U.S. Immigration|Comments Off on Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sue Trump administration over online-only instruction for foreign students in the US
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