Brazil and Mexico Form a Reciprocal Visa Waiver Agreement
Trade between Mexico and Brazil has significantly increased over the past ten years. In 2012, trade reached $10 billion. Brazil’s foreign ministry reported that Brazil is Mexico’s eighth largest trade partner and Mexico is Brazil’s 10th major trade partner. >>Click here to Read More
Amendments to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, which was recently introduced into the U.S. Senate on April 16, 2013, has been recently amended. >>Click here to Read More
Canada: Accelerated Labour Market Opinion Temporarily Suspended
As a follow up to the alert recently sent out last week, on April 29th the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. >>Click here to Read More
Changes to Brazil's Short-Term Technical Visa
The Brazilian government is working on an initiative to modernize their work visa system by meeting with multinational corporations in Brazil to discuss alterations. Part of that process includes improving the Technical Visa Process. >>Click here to Read More
Update on Senate Bill
As you may know, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act was recently introduced into the U.S. Senate on April 16, 2013 by Senators Schumer (D), Durbin (D), Bennet (D), Menendez (D), McCain (R), Rubio (R), Flake (R), Graham (R), referred to as the “Gang of Eight”. >>Click here to Read More
Canada: Government Announces Impending Reform to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
As part of Canada’s 2013 Economic Action Plan, the Canadian government is re-examining the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in an effort to help unemployed Canadians get back to work. >>Click here to Read More
Mexico: New Immigration Provisions Affecting Foreign Employees
In the past two years the government has implemented several changes to the main aspects of its immigration policy and criteria. >>Click here to Read More
H-1B Cap Update
As you know by now, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reported it has received enough H-1B cap petitions for the 2014 fiscal year. >>Click here to Read More
United Kingdom: Immigration Policies Enforced Beginning April 6, 2013
In a statement sent to parliament in March 2013, the UK Border Agency (“UKBA”) has submitted newly proposed changes in a written ministerial statement.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Automate Processing of I-94 Cards
As you know, the Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspectors at the time of admission into the United States reflects the foreign national’s status and period of admission. >>Click here to Read More
Global Immigration Alert: Netherlands - Immigration Policy Reform to be enacted June 1, 2013
The government of the Netherlands will enforce the new Modern Migration Policy Act
beginning June 1, 2013. >>Click here to Read More
Fakhoury Global Immigration, a chapter lead for Detroit FEM, announces their next Global Mobility event
The Detroit Chapter of the Forum for Expatriate Management is pleased to announce our next Global Mobility event entitled “Making Smarter Moves: Is it Time to Review your Global Mobility Program?” >>Click here to Read More
Global Immigration Alert: Singapore - Revisions to S Pass Guidelines Soon to Come
Announced in February, by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will enforce a number of changes to the Foreign Manpower Policy. >>Click here to Read More.
Fakhoury Law Group Immigration Alert: H-1B Updates
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued an announcement indicating the H-1B quota for the 2014 fiscal year may be reached between April 1, 2013 and April 5, 2013 >>Click here to Read More
Global Immigration Alert: Australia – Closure of Temporary Business Visa 456
From 23 March 2013 the government intends to introduce significant changes to a number of short-stay visas. These changes are subject to the approval of the Governor-General in Council. >> Click here to Read More
New Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)
The Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) is a form issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and used by U.S. employers to document the identity and employment authorization of each new employee that is placed on the employer’s payroll. >>Click here to Read More.
Global Immigration Alert: Forthcoming Changes to Australia’s 457 Visa Applications
The Minister of Immigration & Citizenship, Brendan O’Connor, recently announced a tightening of the immigration requirements for the Australian Subclass 457 petition. The target implementation date is July 1st and as the details are released, we will update you accordingly. >> Click here to Read More.
Immigration reform bill may see big changes for business visas
In recent weeks a bi-partisan draft Senate immigration bill has been circulated. If enacted this session, the bill will result in some major changes for H-1B and other business visas. This comprehensive immigration reform legislation promises to be the best chance for a substantial legislative reshaping of H-1B and immigration law for many years. >> Click here to Read More.
H-1B Filing Starts April 1
Fakhoury Law Group and The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) reminds clients that the H-1B filing deadline is April 1, 2013. >> Click to Read More