June 15, 2020 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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President Trump to Sign Presidential Proclamation Temporary Prohibiting the Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants

Introduction As previously reported, President Trump signed the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the US Labor […]

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March 17, 2020 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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An overview of United States travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak (United States)

President Trump has recently issued several Presidential Proclamations in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which have restricted the ability of foreign nationals to travel to the United States. A summary of the US travel restrictions that have resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak (that the World Health Organization

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July 11, 2019 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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History of the Start-Up Business Class

The Start-Up Business Class began as a five-year pilot program targeting foreign entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that: (a) were innovative, (b) could create jobs for Canadians, and (c) could compete on a global scale.  Entrepreneurs seeking permanent residence under the Start-Up Business Class were not required to

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May 16, 2019 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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Cannabis in the United States and its implications in naturalization applications

In April 2019, the media reported that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had denied the naturalization applications of at least two lawful permanent residents who had worked for state-licensed cannabis businesses in the State of Colorado. The Mayor of Denver even wrote a letter to Attorney General William

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May 07, 2019 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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Immigration consequences of Canadian criminal offences

When criminal lawyers represent their clients, they may not always consider the immigration implications of the case. However, unless their client is a Canadian citizen, many criminal offences will have potentially adverse consequences. A brief discussion of immigration consequences arising from Canadian criminal offences is provided below.

This article was

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April 10, 2019 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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How US federal cannabis legalization would affect US immigration laws

During the 115th United States Congress, several Bills were introduced to legalize marijuana at the federal level. The Bills that received the most attention were: (1) the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act); (2) Marijuana Justice Act of 2017/Marijuana Justice Act of 2018 (Marijuana Justice Act); and (3) the Marijuana Freedom

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