Washington, D.C., September 11, 2020: In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is extending a measure recently adopted to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to requests for evidence (RFEs), notices of intent to deny...

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2020: Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Northwestern University completed new research that shows that immigrants have largely positive effects as job-creators in the U.S. economy. In the past, the dominant theory of immigration on the...

On September 08, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 67 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 September 1, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 428 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...

On September 2,2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent all-program draw. The minimum score in the September 2nd draw was 475, 1 point lower than the previous all-program draw. In the August 5th invitation round held...

1. What does the Public Charge Rule Require? The Public Charge Rule create a bar to admission to the US as a lawful permanent resident (i.e., a Green Card holder) or a temporary non-immigrant (such as students, visitors and people seeking work visas). If applicants are not...

Washington D.C., Aug. 26, 2020: The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition, one of the principal tests for determining who is eligible to participate in our private capital markets. Historically, individual investors who do not meet specific income or...

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2020: The Department of Homeland Security announced on August 20, 2020, a flexibility policy intended to overcome significant delays experienced by USCIS in production of Employment Authorization Documents (“EAD”). EAD cards are temporary work permits for people who hold valid visa status...