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Controversial “Pre-Clearance Act” Expands Power of American Border Guards on Canadian Soil

3/29/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

A controversial Canadian bill that expands the powers of U.S. border officers working in pre-clearance zones on Canadian soil was recently given Royal Assent and is set to become law. Championed by Canada’s centrist Liberal Party, Bill C-23—commonly referred to as the Pre-Clearance Act—has been criticized as overly broad, with the potential to open the […]Read More >

ABIL Attorneys Release H-1B Tips for Employers

3/29/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

The H-1B filing season starts April 2, 2018. Attorneys from the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers offer tips for employers aiming for success in the H-1B lottery. On April 2, employers can start filing H-1B temporary visa petitions for foreign professionals for work starting October 1, 2018. The law limits new H-1B visa numbers to […]Read More >

Melania Trump’s EB-1 “Einstein Visa” Faces Misplaced Scrutiny

3/13/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

Since Donald Trump first announced his bid for the presidency with a speech focused on immigration reform, now-First Lady Melania Trump’s own immigration history has come under fire. Most recently, news stories about her EB-1 green card have prompted additional speculation and scrutiny. Although the First Lady has refrained from releasing her full immigration records, […]Read More >

ABIL Press Release: Immigration Threats for Employers in 2018

3/2/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

The country’s immigration system was targeted heavily in 2017 by President Trump and supporters who hold negative views on foreigners entering the country. Among other anti-immigration promises couched in national security terms, the President promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and force Mexico to pay for it. Arrests of non-criminal immigration violators […]Read More >

Changes to USCIS Mission Statement – “Nation of Immigrants” Removed from Agency’s Mission

2/28/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

This past Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated mission statement omitting a line that described America as “a nation of immigrants,” among other changes. The previous mission statement, which was adopted in 2005, read: “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our […]Read More >