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The Social Security No Match Letter Conundrum For Employers: What To Do In Sixty Days?
More than 570,000 No Match letters (NML) have been sent by the Social Security Administration (SSA) starting in late March of 2019 with instructions for the Employer to review the name ...
United States
5 Jun 2019
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Consular Electronic Application Forms Add Social Media History Questions – Heads UP Visa Applicants!
Applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas must use the Department of State's Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) to complete on-line forms for nonimmigrant (DS-160) or immigrant (DS-260) visas
United States
4 Jun 2019
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Government Shutdown Increasing E-Verify Employers' I-9 Tasks
As the impasse continues regarding government funding, E-Verify employers are left with an ongoing challenge to keep track of Forms I-9 that they must complete or update timely,
United States
14 Jan 2019
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U.S. Ban For Canadian Cannabis Workers?
On October 17, 2018, Canada became the second country behind Uruguay to legalize adult recreational cannabis use, while the U.S. federal law on the topic remains stuck in a political rut.
Worldwide
25 Oct 2018
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Update: US Issues New Guidance For Canadian Travelers Involved In Legal Cannabis Industry
This is an important update to Dickinson Wright's September 28, 2018 Client Alert styled Canada, Cannabis, and Crossing the Continent: Considerations for Canada-U.S. Companies ...
United States
16 Oct 2018
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USMCA –All Quiet On The Immigration Front
The U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) text posted very late on September 30, 2018 heralded hardly any news of note on the immigration front other than that the immigration provisions contained...
United States
9 Oct 2018
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Canada, Cannabis, And Crossing The Continent: Considerations For Canada-U.S. Companies, Business Travelers, And Investors
It is also important to stress that even though a nonimmigrant waiver is available, they are difficult to obtain.
Canada
2 Oct 2018
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Increasing I-9 Audits And The Risks Of Turning A Blind Eye
On July 24, 2018, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced that it had issued more than 5,200 I-9 audit Notices of Inspection (NOIs) nationwide since January of 2018 as part of a two-phase operation.
United States
15 Aug 2018
9
MISSION CREEP – Chinese Trade Skirmishes Lead To Visa Retaliation On June 11
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its 2018 Special 301 Report in April, which identifies U.S. trading partners that do not sufficiently protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) ...
United States
12 Jun 2018
10
At A Crossroad: Consular Options To Immigrate As USCIS Adjustment Backlogs Increase
In order to uphold the "integrity of our nation's immigration system," on October 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began to phase-in a mandate ...
United States
16 May 2018
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USCIS Announces A Valentine's Day Credit Card Payment Option
On February 14, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) payments for forty-one fee based forms.
United States
19 Feb 2018
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DACA Renewal Employer Advisory Alert: The C33 Category
On January 13, 2018, USCIS posted that due to a federal court order issued on January 9, it would begin again to accept renewal requests from those who had previously been granted...
United States
19 Jan 2018
13
Interagency Cooperation: Raising The Bar For Immigration Compliance
On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should again be open for business for a flood of H-1B petition filings, which are subject to the annual cap.
United States
18 Jan 2018
14
President Trump's Third, Indefinite Travel Ban Takes Blows From Courts
Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have temporarily blocked the implementation of President Trump's most recent travel ban...
United States
31 Oct 2017
15
What's New In Immigration Law?
Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), effective immediately, foreign nationals ...
United States
24 Oct 2017
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Survival In The Immigration Culture Of Delay And Social Media Mining - Adjustment Interviews
On September 1, 2017, DOS revised its guidance on how to interpret when a visa applicant may have misrepresented information in an application for a visa...
United States
17 Oct 2017
17
GOES Website Goes Away…..October 1, Trusted Travelers Take Note
Effective October 1, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is replacing the GOES (global online enrollment system) website with the new cloud based Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) system website.
United States
28 Sep 2017
18
Employers And The DACA Wind Down Decision On September 5
On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the unfortunate Memo to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (Memo).
United States
11 Sep 2017
19
In-Person Interviews To Be Conducted For Employment-Based Adjustment Of Status Applicants
On August 28, 2017, the USCIS announced that beginning October 1st, the USCIS will begin to phase-in "in-person" interviews for Employment-Based, Adjustment of Status applicants ...
United States
8 Sep 2017
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New Form I-9 Again For Employers
On July 17, 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the availability of a new version of the Form I-9.
United States
8 Aug 2017
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