KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-4-19

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With the recent release of the US immigration reform proposal, we bring you a heavy dose of immigration information this week. We finish with one piece from our own blog on living in a world filled with uncertainty.

Immigration Reform: 7 Key Issues Addressed In New Bill ( – The bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of 8” finally released their long-awaited first draft of an immigration reform bill — an ambitious piece of legislation that tackles practically every issue pertaining to the country’s broken immigration system, from enforcement, to citizenship, to Canadian tourism…

United States: USCIS Announces Anticipation of 5-Day H-1B Season ( – It’s a good sign that the U.S. economy is improving and a bad sign for employers seeking to engage foreign nationals.  On Friday, March 15, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it anticipates the Fiscal Year 2014 H-1B cap will be reached between April 1 and April 5. The announcement states…

US Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill: New Options for Canadian Retirees ( – Yesterday the US Senate’s “Gang of 8” released its bipartisan immigration reform bill, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013”. This is only a proposed law and has to go through the normal political vetting, committees, voting by both the Senate and the House and then signed into law by the President but it is a bipartisan bill which means it may have a chance of actually passing through all of the different obstacles to become law…

Living a Life Filled With Uncertainty ( – We had a different blog post set to run today, one that focused on our theme for the month: financial literacy. However, following the events that occurred in Boston two days ago on April 15th, 2013, it was clear that a more important topic needed addressing: living in a world filled with uncertainty. The Boston bombings have once again reminded us of just how uncertain our lives and the world truly are…

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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