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UNITED STATES: New Executive Order on Immigration

March 10, 2017

On 6th March 2017, President Donald Trump released a revised executive order entitled ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States’ (the “Order”) following legal challenges to the preceding order issued earlier this year. The new Order becomes effective as of 16th March 2017, and differs from the previous Order in several important respects. Suspension […]

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UNITED STATES: Libya, Somalia and Yemen Added to Countries of Concern List for Visa Waiver Program

March 1, 2016

On 18th February the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it is adding Libya, Somalia and Yemen to the list of countries or areas of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travel for certain individuals who have visited any…

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UNITED STATES: Major Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

February 2, 2016

Effective 21st January 2016, the U.S. Department of State has implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which will exclude dual nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria, and those who have visited any of those countries since March…

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UNITED STATES: Plan Now for the 1st April 2016 Deadline for H-1B Filings

January 27, 2016

1st April 2016 is the deadline for cap-subject employers to file their H-1B petitions for skilled foreign workers. Why is this Significant? It is important not to wait until the last minute to file petitions for this visa type. The…

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UNITED STATES: H-1B visa petitions opening 1st April

March 28, 2014

From the 1st April 2014, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be accepting H-1B visa petitions for the 2015 fiscal year. As with the 2014 fiscal year however, the USCIS will continue to be limited to issuing only…

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Worldwide ERC® Master Series | The Bilateral Relationship Between Mexico and the United States from an Immigration Perspective

March 21, 2007

Within the context of the recent general elections held in Mexico and the upcoming administration on 1 December, the ongoing NAFTA negotiation and the rhetoric of the Trump administration in the US, this workshop, sponsored by Enrique Arellano Rincón Abogados, Managing Director of Newland Chase’s Mexico operations, will analyze the future of the bilateral relationship in the field of immigration implications.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Stricter Document Retention Rules for Sponsors

August 22, 2019

Effective immediately, the Home Office has updated its guidance on document retention for sponsors under the Points Based System.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Nationals of Seven More Countries Can Now Use ePassport Gates

May 23, 2019

Visitors to the UK from seven new countries are now able to use ePassport gates at ports across the UK and at juxtaposed controls.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Dependent Sponsorship Policy

April 4, 2019

The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to amend the policy on foreign national workers sponsoring family members in the UAE. The amended provisions indicate only income as the requirement for sponsoring family members, and no longer require particular qualifying professions.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Publishes Plan for EU Citizens Arriving After No-Deal Brexit

January 29, 2019

On 28 January 2019, the UK Home Office published a policy paper outlining its proposals for how it will treat EU citizens arriving in the UK after a no-deal Brexit.

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