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Inside Business Immigration: Weekly News Round Up, Dec. 8-12, 2014

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

In This Issue

January 2015 Visa Bulletin: Some Good News, But Executive Action Benefits Cannot Come Soon Enough
Ian Macdonald
The Department of State’s (DOS) January Visa Bulletin brings some New Years cheer for China and “All Other Countries” designations indicating that that the EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will advance by nine months for China, from June 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011, and seven months for “All Other Countries,” from November 1, … Continue Reading

D.C. Federal Court Allows IT Worker Lawsuit Over Optional Practical Training Program
Shaun Staller
A lawsuit brought by a union and several IT workers concerning the legality of the student visa work program known as Optional Practical Training (OPT) was given the go-ahead by federal district court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, following her denial of the Department of Homeland Security’s motion to dismiss the claim for lack of standing. … Continue Reading

Travel to Turkey Now Visa-Free for Polish Citizens
Rebecca Schechter
Polish citizens no longer need a visa to travel to Turkey. Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced the visa policy change on Dec. 8 during a two-day visit to Warsaw. Davutoğlu explained that the government had done away with the visa requirement to “boost interaction” between Turkey and Poland. In return, Poland’s Prime Minister Ewa … Continue Reading

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