Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 25 March 2019

March 25, 2019

The latest vital global immigration news and Brexit updates in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

BREXIT: Article 50 Extended – What Next for EU and UK Citizens?

On 21 March 2019, the EU Council granted the UK an extension of the Article 50 period to 22 May 2019, to allow necessary withdrawal legislation to pass, if the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons at a third attempt in the week beginning 25 March 2019.

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SINGAPORE: Foreign Worker Quota Rules to be Tightened

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced planned changes to the foreign worker quota rules, which may make it harder for companies to employ foreign workers.

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UNITED STATES: USCIS FY 2020 H-1B Cap and Premium Processing

On 19 March 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a two-phase approach to premium processing for H-1B cap petitions when the FY 2020 filing period begins on 1 April 2019.

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