Immigration Blog

Our immigration blog brings you the latest trends, policy, and news in immigration.

  • UKVI Releases New ‘Statement of Changes’

    UKVI Releases New ‘Statement of Changes’

    UKVI has published a new ‘Statement of Changes’ that confirms some outstanding details of the U.K.’s new points-based immigration system.

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  • HR Executive Roundtable: Four Key Takeaways on Leading Through Times of Change

    HR Executive Roundtable: Four Key Takeaways on Leading Through Times of Change

    Get insights from the latest event in our Envoy Conversations Virtual Global Talent Series, which discussed ways in which HR leaders can guide their organizations through periods of change.

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  • RFP, RFQ, RFI: What’s the difference and which is right for your organization?

    RFP, RFQ, RFI: What’s the difference and which is right for your organization?

    During the procurement process, the following terms are frequently used: RFP, RFI and RFQ. Understanding the difference can help organizations determine which one best suits their needs.

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  • What is Canada’s Express Entry System?

    What is Canada’s Express Entry System?

    Canada’s Express Entry system exemplifies the country’s goal of becoming a top destination for immigrants. Here's everything you need to know about the process.

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  • Announcing Envoy’s New Affiliation with Corporate Immigration Partners

    Announcing Envoy’s New Affiliation with Corporate Immigration Partners

    We’re delighted to announce Envoy’s new affiliation with Corporate Immigration Partners (CIP).

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  • The October 2020 Visa Bulletin: What’s So Significant About It?

    The October 2020 Visa Bulletin: What’s So Significant About It?

    Wait times for Indian green card applicants in certain employment-based categories advanced significantly following the publication of the October 2020 Visa Bulletin.

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  • DHS Sends New H-1B Visa Regulation For Final Review

    DHS Sends New H-1B Visa Regulation For Final Review

    The Department of Homeland Security has sent a new regulation that would amend eligibility requirements for the H-1B specialty occupation visa for final review by the White House.

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  • USCIS Cancels Plans to Furlough Two-Thirds of Workforce

    USCIS Cancels Plans to Furlough Two-Thirds of Workforce

    U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 25 that it will abandon plans to furlough roughly two-thirds of its workforce due to a budget shortfall.

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  • Trump Issues Executive Order on Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices

    Trump Issues Executive Order on Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices

    President Trump has issued an executive order requiring a review of federal contracting and hiring practices, citing the need to protect the interests of American workers.

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  • UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump Administration from Terminating DACA

    UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump Administration from Terminating DACA

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, June 18, that the Trump administration cannot immediately terminate the Deferred Action For Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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  • Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants into the U.S. for 60 Days

    Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants into the U.S. for 60 Days

    President Donald Trump has signed a Presidential Proclamation temporarily suspending immigrant visa processing for certain applicants outside of the U.S.

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  • Trump Signifies Intent to Temporarily Suspend Immigration Into the United States

    Trump Signifies Intent to Temporarily Suspend Immigration Into the United States

    President Donald Trump announced on Monday plans to sign an executive order that would temporarily ban immigration into the U.S. during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • [UPDATED] USCIS Extends Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

    [UPDATED] USCIS Extends Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

    USCIS announced that it is adopting a measure to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices of intent to deny (NOIDs).

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  • Department of Homeland Security Places New Restrictions On H-1B Visa Program

    Department of Homeland Security Places New Restrictions On H-1B Visa Program

    On October 8, 2020, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to publish a final rule that will heighten requirements for employers seeking to hire foreign nationals on H-1B status.

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  • New DOL Rule Increases Prevailing Wage Requirements For Certain Visas

    New DOL Rule Increases Prevailing Wage Requirements For Certain Visas

    On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the DOL is expected to publish an interim final rule and new prevailing wage figures that will increase the prevailing wage requirements for certain visa categories.

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  • Updated: New Spending Bill Expands Premium Processing for Employment-Based Visas

    Updated: New Spending Bill Expands Premium Processing for Employment-Based Visas

    A new appropriation bill signed into law allows U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to raise the fee for premium processing and expand it to more visa categories.

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  • The Visa Bulletin: What It Is and How to Navigate It

    The Visa Bulletin: What It Is and How to Navigate It

    To help foreign nationals and their employers better understand how to navigate the visa bulletin, we put together a list of FAQs and a quick example showing how to find a priority date.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About The Visa Bulletin

    Frequently Asked Questions About The Visa Bulletin

    These are some of the most frequently asked questions employers have about the visa bulletin.

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  • USCIS Reinstates Public Charge Rule Nationwide

    USCIS Reinstates Public Charge Rule Nationwide

    Following a Sept. 11 ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, USCIS has resumed implementation of the Public Charge Rule nationwide.

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  • DHS Extends Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements

    DHS Extends Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements

    Initially granted in March, DHS has provided guidelines for I-9 verification that relax in-person requirements and allow for remote verification. The latest extension was announced on Sept. 15, 2020.

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