U.S. SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR TRUMP TRAVEL BAN CASE, REINSTATES PART OF BAN
Jonathan A. Grode
In an unsigned, per curiam opinion issued today, the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the revised Trump Travel Ban cases on their merits in the Court’s 2017-18 term which begins in early October. The Court has also partially lifted the injunction preventing the Executive Order from going into effect. Specifically, except for applicants that can establish “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” the ban is now in effect for both new visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Libya, Read more →
The January 2017 Visa Bulletin was issued earlier this week by the U.S. Department of State and can be seen here. To get the full scoop, we went back to our friends at Green and Spiegel for the full breakdown… read on for more information from the experts.
Currently, the 3rd preference (EB-3) category for skilled or professional workers, which includes Schedule A nurses, is backlogged. Because of this backlog, only individuals with a “priority date” earlier than the date listed on the Visa Bulletin are permitted to immigrate to or adjust status in the United States. For employment-based cases, the priority date is the date on which USCIS received an individual’s I-140 Petition. Read more →
If you find yourself confused the all of the legal jargon surrounding U.S. Visas, you are not alone. That is why staying current on the latest visa news is our job. And with more than 25 years of experience, you can rest assured that we are looking out for you. The November 2016 update came out today and it looks like the priority dates have jumped forward again. We love seeing this as it just means you could be arriving in the U.S. even sooner than you thought to begin your brand new career in America.
We are currently in the process of bringing TEN nurses over for placement with a really great hospital and knowing the visa process inside and out has proved invaluable to both the hospital and the nurses. If you find yourself with questions about U.S. Visas, feel free to let us know. We are always happy to answer your questions.
The U.S. election is a topic of conversation for people around the world, in particular those who are interested in relocating the America. The two candidates have vastly different platforms on the topic and understandably has many on edge with what will happen if/when each of the candidates get into office. How will it impact you in your quest to move to America?
Lucky for you, CareerKnacks is on your side. We know immigration inside and out, and are happy to answer any questions or concerns that you might have. Check out our post on both the Republican and the Democratic platforms on the topic of immigration for more information.
It is the belief of many experts that the rise in black, Hispanic, and Asian voters will continue to have a critical impact on the outcome of Presidential elections for years to come. In 2016, it does not appear as though immigration had much impact, but it is expected that the impact immigration will have in the general election will be huge. Candidates with anti-immigration policies come into the general election with a 24-point disadvantage in key electoral groups – white women, Hispanics, and young voters. These are the very groups that are expected to be the deciding factor in the 2016 Presidential election. Foreign-born citizens appear to be twice as likely to self-identify with conservative views, but that vote almost exclusively Democrat due to the issue of immigration alone.
The topic is critical to the work that we do and we will continue to follow and stay up to date with the latest in immigration. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them. Contact us with any questions or concerns. It is our job to help you navigate the tricky waters of immigration!