CTV News: Feds aim to end hotel stay, 14-day quarantines for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers in July.
The memo represents the latest change pushed by a Biden administration that is intent on reshaping how ICE officers and prosecutors pursue arrests and deportations.
“A series of decisions loom on regulations that would affect who can receive H-1B petitions, how much employers must pay H-1B professionals and much more,” writes Anderson.
In a recent video interview with CQ Roll Call, Manning speaks easily about the slew of work visas available, such as O visas for those with extraordinary abilities and L visas for internal company transfers.
U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins and two members of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government are making a joint appeal for an evidence-based plan to reopen the U.S.-Canada border.
The Chamber is advocating for Congress and the White House to double the cap on employment-based visas, double the quota on H-1B visas for highly skilled temporary workers and H-2B visas for seasonal workers and take other steps to reform the immigration system.
Debate over H-1B Lottery Revamp Heats Up as Cases Go Forward.
Bloomberg Law reports on litigation challenging the creation of a wage-based selection process for H-1Bs
A 46-page draft blueprint obtained by The New York Times maps out the Biden administration’s plans to significantly expand the legal immigration system, including methodically reversing the efforts to dismantle it by former President Donald J. Trump, who reduced the flow of foreign workers, families and refugees, erecting procedural barriers tougher to cross than his “big, beautiful wall.”
Politico reports that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing pressure from within his caucus to ease pandemic restrictions at the U.S. - Canada border.
Haitian community and immigration activists praised the Biden administration’s move to protect tens of thousands of Haitian migrants from deportation by allowing them to temporarily live and work in the U.S.
Business, political and religious leaders are warning of a post-pandemic worker shortage in industries such as agriculture and hospitality, and they’re urging across-the-aisle cooperation.
They’re specifically calling for Congress to pass pending legislation such as the Durbin-Graham Dream Act of 2021, the Bennett-Crapo Farm Workforce Modernization Act, or the SECURE Act.
President Biden’s nominee to lead USCIS, Ur Jaddou, revealed a list of top goals during her confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Upgrade to the 21st century technology
USCIS has not had a Senate-confirmed director since Lee Francis Cissna resigned in 2019.
Columbus, Ohio, and Des Moines, Iowa, are among the metropolitan areas with the fastest-growing foreign-born population, according to the Heartland Forward think tank, which focuses on the region’s economic performance. In the past decade, they have attracted newcomers at a much faster pace than historical magnets of immigration like New York City or Los Angeles.
The road to obtaining an approval PERM Labor Certification application can be long and winding. It is, however, a required path many employers must take to hire foreign national workers permanently as many of the most popular employment-based visas require it …
PRESS RELEASE - May 24th 2021 - Immigration and Nationality Lawyers at the NPZ Law Group located in Ridgewood New Jersey, were pleased to contribute to the Teaneck International Film Festival’s screening and talkback for “The Donut King”.
Following the law firms long term commitment to the success of the Teaneck international film festival, this year, Snehal Batra, Esq., the Manager of NPZ Law Group’s Raritan, NJ, office was an active participant on the talkback panel.
The international film festival continues to present thought-provoking and acclaimed movies dealing with issues of social welfare, immigration activism, etc. The Donut King is a movie about the struggles of Cambodian immigrants on the West Coast. It gives us, at VISASERVE, great pleasure to have been invited to present on the talkback panel.
Here is the link to the talkback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Tdb2uugAw
Fiscal solvency, reduced backlogs, and an upgrade to 21st century technology top the list of goals President Joe Biden‘s nominee to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ur Jaddou, has for the agency.
In addition, Jaddou will work to ensure that USCIS staff “have the resources, support, and leadership they need to carry out their roles,” she told the Senate Judiciary Committee during a nomination hearing Wednesday.
PRESS RELEASE – May 18th, 2021 - The US Immigration and Nationality Lawyers and Immigration Staff at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, PC fully support the litigation case filed by five nonprofit organizations and businesses, represented by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Jeff Joseph of Joseph and Hall PC, Charles Kuck of Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC, and Greg Siskind of Siskind Susser PC.
The litigation seeks to enjoin the final rule published January 8, 2021 entitled “Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions”, which is also known as the H-1B lottery rule.
Jesse Bless, AILA’s Director of Federal Litigation stated, “This rule has been unlawful since its inception under the Trump administration and promulgation under former DHS official Chad Wolf. District courts have repeatedly and unanimously ruled that Mr. Wolf lacked the authority to change immigration policy. Even if Mr. Wolf could have promulgated the H-1B rule, it’s substantively unlawful because it directly contravenes U.S. immigration law. Choosing highly-skilled workers solely on the basis of wages arbitrarily aligns a worker’s pay with value, something wrong and unAmerican.
David Nachman, Esq., one of the Managing Attorneys at the NPZ Law Group states: “We fully support the lawsuit brought by our brethren as the proposed rule is discriminatory in favor of the largest and wealthiest of businesses. Smaller and rural businesses are left out of the lottery for reasons that are arbitrary.”
The H-1B visa system is designed to protect US workers using the Labor Condition Application - Form 9035 - which must be approved by the US Department of Labor before the H-1B case can be approved by the US Department of Homeland Security.”
As business immigration lawyers, here at NPZ, we strive to continue to keep our clients (and the general US employer community) apprised routinely about H-1B and LCA matters. For more information about how this new rule may have an impact you or your business, please feel free to call us at 201-670-0006 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) earlier this week shows the country welcomed over 70,000 new immigrants in the first quarter of this year. This Q1 2021 figure is well above the 30,000-40,000 newcomers Canada had been landing per quarter since the start of the pandemic.