Global Migration Digest

May 2013 (Vol. 1, No. 6)

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Global Migration Digest Vol. 1 Issue 6 American Immigration Lawyers Association THE HUMAN IMPACT OF POLICY u WATCH: Gabriela, an AILA client, share her heartfelt story at AILA's National Day of Action, which took place April 11 in Washington, D.C., to rally support for comprehensive immigration reform. YOUR GLOBAL MIGRATION SECTION RESOURCES: Webpage Tools & Resources Message Center Newsletter Archive Section Listserve 2012 Forum Recording Canada: Immigration Law Updates, Changes Fall 2012 to February 2013 Contributed by Guberman, Garson—Immigration Lawyers Embassy and Consulate Closings Since April 2012, there has been a surge in closures of Canadian visa offices around the world. Such closings have continued into the first quarter of 2013. As of January 28, 2013, the Visa and Immigration Section of the Canadian Embassy in Seoul closed. All new Temporary Residence applications such as work permits, study permits, travel documents, temporary resident visas and temporary resident permits, or rehabilitation applications must now be directed to the Canadian Embassy in Manila or online. Temporary Residence applications currently in process in Seoul will continue to be processed and finalized at that office. Citizens and legal residents of the following countries now will file Temporary Resident applications in Manila: Caroline Islands, Guam, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Korea (Republic of), Kosrae, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Midway Island, Northern Mariana Island, Pacific Islands, Palau (Belau), Philippines, Ponape, Truk Island, Wake Island, Yap Island. Any new applications for Permanent Residence in the Economic Class that previously would have been filed in Seoul must now be filed with the Central Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The first phase of Family Class applications will continue to be processed at the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. On January 29, 2013, the Visa and Immigration Section of the Canadian Embassy in Caracas closed. Temporary residence applications that have already been submitted at the visa office in Caracas will continue to be processed to completion at CONTINUED on pg.2 >> u ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS: Trinidad and Tobago Visas, Work Permits 3 Global Immigration Forum 5 1

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