US: The impact of the U.S. elections on business immigration

Immigration is expected to be a key issue in President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration. Though he has voiced some support for skilled immigration, he has called for more vetting of foreign nationals entering the United States, curbs on foreign worker admissions and increased obligations on employers of foreign workers. 

The President-Elect’s position paper on immigration supports selecting immigrants based on merit, skills, and likelihood of success in the United States.  At the same time, he has called for immigration controls that would prioritise the hiring of U.S. workers.  He has advocated for reform of the H-1B program, though he has not yet made specific proposals.

UK: Amber Rudd appointed Home Secretary

New Prime Minster Theresa May has appointed Amber Rudd to the role of Home Secretary.

The 52 year old former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change takes the post vacated by Mrs May held since May 2010.

Mrs Rudd is the third  woman to hold the role of Home Secretary. She was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, before graduating from Edinburgh University with a degree in history.

Canada: Federal Government announces Immigration & Labour Ministers

Following the Liberal Party of Canada’s win in the recent federal election, the new cabinet has been announced, and includes a new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and a new Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.