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Immigration Reform: The One-Sided Debate
Murali Bashyam
Immigration reform has been a hot topic over the past few years. During the Bush Administration, Senators John McCain and Edward Kennedy introduced a bill that would have created a guest worker program for over 12 million illegal aliens in this country. . . . keep reading

CROSS BORDER LAW: Many Canadians hold misconceptions about crossing the American Border
Rosana Berardi Esq
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians travel to the United States for work, vacation and shopping. Some believe they are not subject to U.S. immigration law due to the friendly relationship between the two countries. However,Canadians, like other foreign nationals, are subject to U.S. immigration law and need work permits, waivers, and green cards toenter the U.S. While many Canadians cross the border with little difficulty, several misconceptions still exist . . . keep reading

H-2B Cap Reached for Second Half of FY 2009
Murali Bashyam
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of Fiscal Year 2009 (FY2009). USCIS says that Jan. 7, 2009 was the "final receipt date" for new H-2B worker petitions requesting employment start dates prior to October 1, 2009. The "final receipt date" is the date on which USCIS determines that it has received enough cap-subject petitions to reach the limit of 33,000 H-2B workers for the second half of FY2009. . . . keep reading

U.S. Retiree Visas for Canadians
By H. Ronald Klasko
The United States has long been a haven for retirees. For some Canadians, 6 months in the US and 6 months outside of the US is a perfect mix. For others, the goal is to move permanently to the US for the retirement years. Unfortunately, US immigration laws often do not accommodate these desires. Happily, a solution does exist that fits perfectly with the needs and desires of the Canadian retiree with some significant assets. The solution is called the "Regional Center EB-5 Program." . . . keep reading

What Does An Obama Win Mean for Immigration Reform?
Murali Bashyam
After a historic election, we now know who will be the 44th President of the United States - President Elect Barack Obama. With the election of Senator Obama, the focus now turns to what he will do with the economy, health care reform, and the war in Iraq. But what will he do about immigration reform? . . . keep reading

It's A Tough Economy -- Don't Violate Immigration Laws When Making Tough Decisions
By Murali Bashyam
As our economy enters a period of slow growth, and maybe even the 'R' word, employers may look to cut costs to ride out the economic downturn. These costs could include reductions in workforce, pay, or hours worked by company employees. If a company currently has foreign employees, the decision must look beyond basic company economics and consider possible violations of immigration laws as well. So what potential immigration laws could a company violate under these circumstances? . . . keep reading

September Immigration Webcast
Canadian Expat Network
U.S. permanent resident holders will be interested in a 30 minute webcast regarding issues in maintaining your Premanent residence. The webcast will b . . . keep reading

The ABC's of Immigration: Immigration Issues Related to Layoffs and Corporate Downsizing
Greg Siskind
The recent startling economic news has many experts predicting that unemployment in the US will rise again as companies downsize their workforces to remain competitive. Already, some companies are terminating workers in large numbers. Some of those workers are immigrants and the challenges facing these workers are potentially more serious than for their American counterparts. . . . keep reading

Immigration During Economic Downturns: Q&A
By Laura Edgerton, Esq.*
Lay-offs are obviously troubling for everyone, but for people working in the U.S. on a temporary work visa or in the process of seeking permanent residence, they can be even more worrisome. With this in mind, we thought it helpful to address some of the questions that frequently arise during economic downturns . . . keep reading

Immigration News Flash- H-1B Cap Reached
Murali Bashyam
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap . . . keep reading

The Immigrant Gap
Mathew J. Slaughter-Wall Street Journal
Skilled immigrants have long contributed to rising U.S. standards of living. They bring human capital, brimming with ideas for new technologies and . . . keep reading

Skilled Worker Visa Applicants
Miriam Jordan-Wall Street Journal
Last year there were almost twice as many skilled worker applicants as there were visas. Today's quota remains at 65,000 visa creating a scenario . . . keep reading

New Canadian Citizenship Rules
A new law will come into effect on April 17, 2009, amending the Citizenship Act. The new law will give Canadian citizenship to certain individuals who . . . keep reading

Five Important Reminders for Foreign Nationals Coming to the United States
Bashyam Spiro & Edgerton LLP
It's the I-94 that governs your stay in the U.S., not the Visa . . . keep reading

Registration of Canadians Abroad
Many people are not aware the registry provided by Foreign Affairs Canada. This registry is available for Canadians living and traveling abroad. You can register at . . . keep reading

Perhaps Things Have to Get Worse Before They Get Better
Courtesy of Bashyam Spiro & Edgerton Newsletter
As many of you already know, the Department of State (DOS) revised its July Visa Bulletin on Monday, July 2, 2007 to reflect that all available employment-based immigrant visas have been allocated for Fiscal Year 2007. . . . keep reading

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