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Turkey’s new immigration agency, The Migration Directorate, has experienced growing pains. Also, Turkey has declared a state of emergency following recent violent events. New Migration Directorate On April 12, 2014, Law No. 6458, the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, went into effect for the Republic of Turkey. This new law made vast changes to… Read More

Global Updates: FRANCE

FRANCE France has announced a state of urgency due to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, prolonging border control measures. In other news, businesses convicted of illegal labor may be blacklisted. State of Urgency Until End of February Following the terrorist attacks in Paris of November 13-14, 2015, the French parliament has voted to maintain… Read More

Global Updates: ITALY

ITALY Several developments have been announced. Citizenship Reform The lower house of parliament has approved amendments to current Italian citizenship law (Law 91 of 1992), introducing significant changes to the citizenship acquisition process for children born in Italy of foreign parents. For the child to be eligible for citizenship, at least one parent must hold… Read More

Global Updates: NETHERLANDS

NETHERLANDS Fines for illegal employment have decreased from €12,000 to €8,000. On January 1, 2013, the government raised the fines for illegal employment by 50% (from €8,000 to €12,000 per unauthorized employee) “to bring the fines up to the general price indexation level.” In a landmark ruling on October 12, 2015, the High Administrative Court… Read More

Global Updates: UNITED KINGDOM

UNITED KINGDOM Several developments have been announced. Home Office Publishes Latest Changes to Immigration Rules—How Will These Affect Tier 2 Sponsors? On October 29, 2015, the Home Office published its latest Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules. The most relevant for points-based system Sponsors are those relating to Tier 2. These changes, effective November… Read More

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