December 2017 Global Immigration Update

Feature Article   EFFECT OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS ON IMMIGRATION: AN OVERVIEW – This article provides an overview of recent developments in several countries with respect to the effect of criminal convictions on immigration. Country Updates EUROPEAN UNION – The European Court of Justice recently dismissed a challenge by Slovakia and Hungary to a mandatory allocation of […]

Mid-December 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: USCIS Is Accepting Applications Under International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) But Plans Proposed Rule to Eliminate IER – USCIS is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) in accordance with a recent court decision. USCIS noted that while the agency implements the IER, DHS will also “proceed with issuing a notice of proposed […]

December 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Federal Court Vacates Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule – On December 1, 2017, a federal court vacated the Trump administration’s delay of an Obama-era rule that would have allowed certain foreign entrepreneurs to obtain immigration parole. USCIS Designates Adopted Decisions Defining Affected Parties, Function Managers –USCIS has designated two Administrative Appeals Office decisions as […]

Mid-November 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: DHS Announces Delayed Termination of TPS for Nicaragua, Six-Month Extension for Honduras – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke is terminating TPS for Nicaragua with a delayed effective date of 12 months, to January 5, 2019. She also determined that additional information is necessary regarding the TPS designation for Honduras before a determination […]

November 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Ban on Refugees Expires; Trump Administration Calls for Additional Vetting for 11 Nationalities During 90-Day Review Period – The Trump administration’s 120-day ban on refugee admissions expired on October 24, 2017. On the same day, the Department of State announced that additional in-depth review is needed for refugees of 11 nationalities identified as potentially […]

October 2017 Global Immigration Update

Feature Article VISA OPTIONS FOR INVESTORS: AN OVERVIEW – This article provides an overview of recent developments in several countries with respect to visa options for investors. Country Updates BELGIUM – A new Act implements a European Union directive regarding new rules on assignment. CANADA – The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) […]