Global Mobility & Immigration Law

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Paget, Joel H.
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

Fuchs, Henriette
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Atwal, Monica
Clarkslegal LLP

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Purse, David
Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP

Global Mobility & Immigration Law

It has been a decade since the UK had an effective majority government, and in less than a week of the election, we have seen a substantive legislative agenda in today’s Queen Speech. In this article, we explore the changes to Immigration Law, and how it could be the biggest change in recent history.

Read more: Queen’s Speech December 2019: The Biggest Change to Immigration Law in Modern Times?

2019 has been a busy year for Immigration law with several changes in the immigration laws, policy announcements and change of government. In this article we look at the key changes for immigration law. In Part 2, we will focus on what to expect in 2020.

Read more: Immigration: 2019 Roundup

Author: Hamza Malik

The third UK election in just over four years is set for 12 December 2019. Immigration continues to be a key topic for political parties. In this article, we compare the manifestos of the three main political parties, on immigration.

Read more: General Elections 2019: Party Manifestos on Immigration

Law360 (September 30, 2019, 3:21 PM EDT) -- U.S. companies seeking to hire foreign nationals are facing a tougher road to securing visas for their foreign workers due to ever-increasing processing delays caused by requests for evidence, or RFEs, issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and an increased rate of immigration petition denials.

U.S. companies hire foreign nationals for a number of reasons, including: Not enough U.S. workers are available; able and willing to do the job; the foreign national has specialized knowledge not available in the U.S.; the foreign national has extraordinary ability in a certain field; just to name a few.

Read more: Hiring Foreign Workers? Prepare For Extra Work, Visa Delays

Shareholder Irina Plumlee was quoted in a recent Quartz Magazine artice, which discusses the UK returning to its pre-2012 rule of letting foreign students get work visas for up to two years after graduating.

Close on the heels of prime minister Theresa May’s exit, the UK is bidding farewell to her post-study work rule for international students.

As home secretary, in 2012, May had slashed the time foreign students got to find a job, from two years after graduating, to just four months. This week, her successor Boris Johnson said he plans to reverse the restrictive immigration policy, which had hit Britain’s popularity as a global education destination.

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