Washington, D.C., May 4, 2021: On May 3, 2021, USCIS announced, through a declaration submitted in the Edakunni v. Mayorkas litigation, that it will suspend the biometrics requirements for certain I-539 applicants for a two-year period beginning on May 17, 2021. The biometrics suspension will...

On April 29, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 6,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent Express Entry draw. The minimum score in this draw was 400. As per the tie breaking rule applied in this invitation round, all the candidates with...

On April 27, 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 362 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Skills Immigration (SIBC) and Express Entry (EEBC) categories to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. These streams are intended for workers or international...

Washington, D.C., April 29, 2021: Today, the US Supreme Court issued an important decision interpreting the so-called “stop-time rule”. Since 1996, US immigration law under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act has provided discretionary relief to foreign persons ordered removed if they can show...

Washington, D.C. – April 27, 2021: USCIS is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual instructing officers to give deference to prior determinations when adjudicating extension requests involving the same parties and facts unless there was a material error, material change, or new material...

Washington, DC, April 23, 2021: A recent federal lawsuit offers a potential solution for EB-5 investors frustrated with the high investment amount and current Targeted Employment Area rules. As we recently reported, a federal lawsuit in Behring Regional Center LLC v. Wolf et al. alleges that...

Washington, DC, April 22, 2021: A bi-partisan group of Senators met today to discuss immigration reform proposals. The Senators included Judicial Committee Chair, Dick Durbin (IL), and ranking minor member, John Cornyn (TX). The ad hoc working group is looking to find areas of common ground....

On April 20, 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 80 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issued ITAs to candidates under the Express Entry BC and...

On April 13, 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 528 targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream and have specific work experience. The OINP in its latest tech draw targeted candidates with a (Comprehensive...



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