Category Archives: Immigration law

The case for a new Australian Customs Act plus comments about what we have now

Andrew HudsonOne of the essential elements of good regulation is the need for clear contemporary supporting legislation and associated regulation. That need has underscored new legislation in Australia (the Biosecurity Act 2015) and in New Zealand (the Customs and Excise Act 2018). In the former case, the Biosecurity legislation succeeded the Quarantine Act 1908 and in the latter case, it was the third iteration of the original New Zealand legislation. In both cases, the new legislation also included changes to practice and were the subject of a process involving the affected industry co-developing the concepts behind the legislation. I was fortunate enough to assist the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of New Zealand (CBAFF) which was part of the Stakeholder Reference Group for the New Zealand Act. The concept of co-development is also alive and well in Australia, evidenced by the creation of the Australian Trusted Trader Programme (ATTP)….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How to Find the Best Tampa Immigration Lawyer

Immigration laws in the United States have long been complicated and to best navigate the thorny U.S. immigration system you will want a great lawyer to guide your steps. In addition to this, in the current political climate, immigrant rights are often at the center of political attention and immigration regulations have the potential of […] The post How to Find the Best Tampa Immigration Lawyer appeared first on Colombo & Hurd, PL... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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More on AG Nominee William Barr

Yesterday we learned that President Trump has nominated former AG William Barr to reprise his role as head of the Department of Justice. I decided to do a little Westlaw research – checking out his mentions in Law Reviews &….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Attorney General Nominee: William Barr

Today President Trump announced that he will be nominating William Barr to be the next Attorney General of the United States. I'll eat crow on this one – I really had my money on Kris Kobach for the position. Barr….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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I140 Priority Date Retention (EB3) Approval for Filipina Elementary School Teacher Beneficiary and Public School Petitioner in New Mexico

CASE: I-140 / Old Priority Date Retention EMPLOYER: Public School BENEFICIARY: Filipina Elementary School Teacher LOCATION: New Mexico Our client had an employer willing to petition her for a third-preference petition (I-140).  Our client has a Bachelor’s degree in English, a valid New Mexico Teaching license, and has worked for her current employer since 2016. Based on our client’s school and work background, our office determined that she is eligible for EB-3 classification.  Our client eventually retained us in June 2017. Prior to filing PERM, our firm prepared the prevailing wage request, job order, advertisements, internal job posting, recruitment report, and all other steps which are important pre-PERM filing. Take note that the PERM application could be filed at least 60 days from the job posting date or 30 days from the last ad. Within a week from our retention, the prevailing wage request was filed.  After we obtained the PW determination,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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