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Inside Business Immigration: Weekly News Round Up, Nov. 17-21, 2014

Weekly News Impacting Global Employers Covered by Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration & Compliance Practice

In This Issue

President’s Executive Action on Immigration – Content and Preliminary Analysis of What it Means for Businesses and Compliance
Laura Foote Reiff
On November 20, 2014, President Obama released the long-anticipated “Executive Action” on immigration reform. See here, here and here. We will also post additional materials made available. Late last summer, the President had postponed the release of such action until after the mid-term elections. Despite the cries of overreaching and lack of authority by the … Continue Reading

Canada Simplifies the Visa Application Process for Saudi Nationals; No Talk of Reciprocity
Shaun Staller
Following meetings last month between Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Crown Prince Salman and Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, the Canadian government announced that it has made the visa application process easier for Saudis who wish to visit Canada. Canadian Ambassador Tom MacDonald confirmed that the purpose of the reforms … Continue Reading

National Visa Center Provides Updates on Internal Processing
Jennifer Blloshmi*
The National Visa Center (NVC), in operation now for 20 years, is the U.S. Department of State agency responsible for pre-processing approved immigrant visas that include immigration based on: family and employment sponsorship, diversity visas and special immigrant visas. This month, the NVC met with the American Immigrant Lawyer’s Association and provided insight into its … Continue Reading

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