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Educating & Protecting Businesses That Employ Immigrant Workers

When highly technical skills are found in undocumented individuals, legal gymnastics of olympic proportions are needed to allow businesses to use those workers. The need for skilled workers in specialized fields is great. Many times, these positions are best filled by people from other countries. When this happens, it is not uncommon for the business that employed the worker to face investigation by the US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS). The role of the USCIS in…

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Change In Republican Reviews On Immigration Paving Way For Reform

Along with President Obama’s re-election in November 2013 came a renewed interest in immigration policies by many Republican leaders. Historically, the Democrats have been the congressional party members who have introduced, supported, and voted upon bills to effectuate positive immigration legislation.  In a time where party politics is more important than ever, in order to stay relevant, many Republicans are now reaching out to their Hispanic voting constituents.  With Republicans softening their previous stance of opposition…

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Canada’s Elimination Of Investor Visas Opens The Door For Eb-5 Visas For Chinese

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the Canadian parliament moved to eliminate investor visas which previously allowed foreign investors to apply for permanent residency in Canada if they had a minimum net worth of 1.6 million Canadian dollars and invested 800,000 Canadian dollars in an interest-free loan to the government.  With the abolition of this visa, an estimated 65,000 applications which have been pending, will now be considered defunct. The elimination of Canada's investor visa program paves…

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Uscis Extends Tps For Nicaragua & Honduras

USCIS extended the designation of Nicaragua and Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from 7/6/13 through 1/5/15. The re-registration period runs from 4/3/13 through 6/3/13. Employment authorization for Nicaraguan and Honduran TPS beneficiaries has been automatically extended through 1/5/14 to ensure continuity of employment authorization while USCIS processes new EADs for re-registrants.

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