Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Dates

By | Immigration Blog | May 23, 2016
Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Dates

A U.S. District Court in Seattle has ruled that the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin which governs how immigrant visas subject to numerical limitations are allocated, and indicates when intending immigrants may apply for the last stage of the permanent visa process is not a final agency action or decision and, therefore, cannot be challenged in court.

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NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union Over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify

By | Immigration Blog | May 20, 2016
NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union Over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify

An Administrative Law Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a meat processing company had violated provisions of the National Labor Relations Act when it utilized a temporary employment agency to fill vacant bargaining unit positions, and enrolled in the E-Verify program without first adequately notifying or bargaining with the local union.

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Canada Border Services Reminds LPRs Travelling to Canada by Air of ETA Requirements

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued a reminder to Lawful Permanent Residents (“LPRs”) of the United States regarding new guidance for travelling to Canada by air.  The Electronic Travel Authorization (“eTA”) is a new Canadian entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air, which went into effect on March 15, 2016.

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