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HTMLSCOTUS Grants Certiorari to Two Immigration-Based Cases for 2015 Term: Will the Government Have to Explain Its Exercise of “Discretion”?
Ian R. Macdonald, Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
The United States Supreme Court is back in session as of last Monday, Oct. 6—often referred to as “First Monday” due to the fact that the term must begin on the first Monday of October by law. Among its roughly 50 case docket, featuring headliners that will refine Fourth Amendment...

 

HTMLUSCIS to Purge 10-Year Old E-Verify Records
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
Starting January 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start purging the E-Verify records of employers that are 10 years old or more. This initiative is in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records retention and disposal requirements...

 

HTMLNew Final Rule for Exchange Visitor Program
Christian A. Triantaphyllis; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
A final rule was recently published by the Department of State (DOS) that affects its J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. The J-1 visa category will go through some significant administrative and program compliance changes, including: J-1 Responsible Officers (ROs) and Alternate Responsible Officers...

 

HTMLNEW Document Requests in PERM Audits
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
The PERM process is first step in the employment-based green card process for many foreign nationals. In this process the sponsoring employer conducts an advertisement campaign as a test of the local labor market to determine if minimally-qualified U.S. workers are available to fill the position....

 

HTMLNovember Visa Bulletin Confirms Fears of Significant Retrogression for EB-2 India
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
The Department of State released its November Visa Bulletin today. It is a mixture of good news and really bad news. The good news is that the EB-2 and EB-3 categories for all countries, except for India, continue to experience forward movement. Worldwide, EB-2 availability remains current and EB-3...

 

HTMLChinese Authorities Tighten Enforcement Under New Immigration Law; Companies Urged to be Proactive
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
As update to our recent blog on China, clients are inquiring into why immigration enforcement and compliance in China is on the increase, yet favorable work authorization measures for foreign workers are being implemented by authorities at the same time. We don’t see these two initiatives at...

 

HTMLUruguay Enhances Intra-MERCOSUR Mobility in EU-like Move
Ian R. Macdonald, Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
The Uruguayan government has enacted a new immigration law—effective later in October—that will offer expedited 30-business-day processing of permanent residence permits and accompanying work authorization to MERCOSUR nationals. It is expected to issue implementing regulations and...

 

HTMLRussia: Employers Have Until October 30 to Report Salaries of Highly Qualified Specialists
Ian R. Macdonald, Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
The Russian Federal Migration Service requires that companies operating in Russia that employ Highly Qualified Specialists (HQS) report the salaries paid to those HQS during the third quarter of 2014 (July 1 to Sept. 30) before the end of the month.

 

HTMLOil Companies in Angola Must Submit a Program
Catharine Yen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014
In Angola, all companies in the oil industry are required to file an annual program contract and human resources development plan by October 31, 2014. The program contract and human resources development plan should show how the company is taking steps towards including more Angola workers in their...

 

HTMLFBI Clearance Requests Delayed Following New Computer System Roll-Out
Ian R. Macdonald, Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is presently processing clearance requests at a very slow pace and has suspended processing of all nongovernmental fingerprint requests until further notice due to a new computer system at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Service division. The...

 


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