Backgrounder: Nigeria: Immigration Regulations 2017

Nigeria has issued Immigration Regulations 2017, the biggest overhaul in 50 years to the country’s immigration rules. The regulations provide a legal framework for implementing the Immigration Act of 2015 and aim to bring Nigeria’s immigration system up to date with current geopolitical issues that range from fostering business and investment to combatting trafficking and
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Brexit Global Trends Benchmarking Report: Planning For The Future Of UK Immigration

After a turbulent political period following the Brexit referendum, the U.K. government is due to officially notify the European Union of its intention to withdraw from the bloc on March 29. On that date, Prime Minister Theresa May will formally invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, setting off a two-year negotiation period before Brexit can
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Brexit Global Trends Benchmarking Report: Planning For The Future Of UK Immigration

After a turbulent political period following the Brexit referendum, the U.K. government is due to officially notify the European Union of its intention to withdraw from the bloc on March 29. On that date, Prime Minister Theresa May will formally invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, setting off a two-year negotiation period before Brexit can
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Senior Government Attorney Kelli Duehning Joins BAL

Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) is pleased to announce that Kelli Duehning, a senior ranking lawyer at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has joined the firm. She will practice in the firm’s compliance and government strategies group and will be based in California. Ms. Duehning most recently managed the Western Law Division of USCIS, where
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Berry Appleman & Leiden Announces Opening of Dubai Office

Middle East Expert Hadi Allawi Leads Team of Immigration Professionals March 14, 2017 – Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) announced today it has officially opened its new regional head office in Dubai. BAL previously announced that Hadi Allawi had been hired as Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from the firm’s London office.
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Backgrounder: South Africa: Significant Immigration Changes on the Horizon

The South African Department of Home Affairs has announced that it will present a White Paper on immigration to the Cabinet this month that proposes to overhaul South Africa’s immigration priorities and usher in significant changes to the country’s immigration system. The White Paper is expected to introduce a points-based system for work permits, new
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BAL Brexit Bulletin March 7, 2017

The following is a roundup of recent developments concerning Brexit negotiations and the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. News Summary The status of the estimated 3.2 million EEA nationals and their family members already living and working in the U.K. continues to be the hot-button issue that may delay passage of the Brexit
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BAL Partner Lynden Melmed testifies before Maryland Legislature on H-1B program

BAL Partner Lynden Melmed testified Monday before the Maryland House of Representatives in support of high-skilled immigration. The Economic Matters Committee held a hearing in connection with legislation that would impose reporting obligations on Maryland companies that hire H-1B and L-1 workers in the state. Howard University Professor Ron Hira, a staunch opponent of H-1B
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