All non-U.S. citizens must obtain work authorization if they wish to seek employment in the United States. Below are some of the categories under which a foreign citizen may qualify for a U.S. work permit. Family sponsorship You might be eligible for a work permit if you have family ties to a U.S. citizen or […]
As Silver Immigration has been getting a lot of questions regarding the quarantine hotel rules in Canada, we have decided to answer the most frequently asked questions. Below are the answers with the current information provided by the Canadian government. However, as the rules are subject to change, please ensure you are up to date […]
President-elect Biden is naming Alejandro Mayorkas as the next Secretary of the Homeland Security Department, the government agency responsible for overseeing immigration. Mayorkas brings a wealth of experience to the role. He has been one of the country’s most prominent litigators and impactful government leads in a private sector and public service career spanning more […]
The results are in, Joe Biden will be the country’s next president. Joe Biden’s immigration plans are certainly aspirational. He, like many of his predecessors, wants meaningful legislative reform. The centerpiece of Joe Biden’s immigration plan is to provide a roadmap to citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants. His plan also includes improving the […]
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last week and left behind a legacy that rivals any historical figure in recent memory. The Justice had a long, storied history of fighting for equality and fair treatment for all. Most known for her work regarding gender-equality, she also adamantly fought for and supported immigrant rights. Here are 5 […]
Kamala Harris has taken bold stances on a variety of immigration issues such as DACA, Sanctuary Cities, Employment-Based Visas and Family-Sponsored Visas. As Joe Biden’s pick for Vice President, her views are important and can have a major impact on the immigration system as a whole. So, let’s review Kamala Harris’ immigration record. Personal Story […]
International students may need to leave the United States if they are studying online. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement just announced modifications to temporary exemptions for international students taking online courses due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester. As per the new regulations, international students within the United States are not permitted to […]
New restrictions on the issuance of non-immigrant visas. Yesterday, the Trump Administration released the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak. The Proclamation suspends the issuance of visas for those seeking entry pursuant to any of the following: H-1B visa, and any alien accompanying […]
On March 20, 2020, USCIS announced the suspension of premium processing for all I-129 and I-140 petitions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. There is now a plan in place for premium processing to resume. The temporary suspension of premium processing included petitions filed for the following categories: I-129: E-1, E-2, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, […]
The AILA Canada Chapter’s new Executive Committee for the 2020-2021 term is as follows: Chair: Ellen Kief Vice-Chair: Jessica Jensen Treasurer: Amanda Goodman Secretary: Matthew Silver Immediate Past Chair: Michael O’Rourke Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 […]
On Wednesday, US District Judge Michael Simon refused to suspend President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending green cards. The same judge previously ruled against the administration on a policy that would deny visas to people who can’t pay their own medical costs. Late at night on April 20, the President sent out a tweet […]
Hier soir, il a été annoncé que les États-Unis appliquent une interdiction de 30 jours de voyager aux États-Unis par ceux qui ont récemment séjourné dans certains pays européens. À l'origine, l'interdiction devait également restreindre le fret, mais il est désormais clair que le commerce transatlantique des marchandises ne sera pas interrompu. L'interdiction ne s'appliquera pas aux citoyens américains ou aux résidents permanents; cependant, les Américains devront subir un dépistage avant de voyager.
Le Department of Homeland Security a récemment annoncé que les New-Yorkais seront interdits de demander ou de renouveler leur adhésion à des programmes qui accélèrent les voyages internationaux, notamment Global Entry, FAST, SENTRI et NEXUS. Cette décision intervient en réponse à la loi sur le «feu vert» récemment adoptée par NY. Le DHS prévoit que 150 000 à 200 000 New-Yorkais seront touchés par l'interdiction.
L'Agence des services frontaliers du Canada («ASFC») a annoncé qu'elle apportait des changements au populaire programme NEXUS dans les aéroports canadiens. NEXUS permet aux voyageurs présélectionnés un traitement accéléré lorsqu'ils entrent aux États-Unis et au Canada.