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Increases In Government Immigration Worksite Enforcement Actions Put Employers On High Alert
Since the federal government vowed to take strong measures against employers and unauthorized foreign workers under the "Buy American Hire American" (BAHA) Executive Order, we have seen an increase in...
United States
28 Sep 2018
Trends And Takeaways From The Annual Immigration Law Conference
Last week, I attended the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco with 3,500+ others from all over the country (and some from outside the U.S.).
United States
19 Jun 2018
The Government's Crackdown On Businesses – The Story Continues
Last year, we heard the federal government announce that it would increase the number of raids and site inspections to ensure businesses were going through the proper procedures ...
United States
23 Feb 2018
DACA: What Its Undoing Means For Employers
Last month, the Trump Administration announced plans to end President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program. This change in policy is sure to have a significant impact on employers.
United States
11 Oct 2017
Information On Diversity Visa Lottery Registration (DV-2019)
The State Department will accept electronic applications for the Fiscal Year 2019 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery from Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time until Tuesday...
United States
26 Sep 2017
Increased Focus On Employment-Based Visa Compliance And Enforcement
With recent pronouncements from the USCIS and USDOL, it is clear that companies who employ international workers—and even companies that do not—face increased risks of fines and other penalties due to expanded enforcement and compliance initiatives.
United States
23 Aug 2017
Immigration Service To Increase H-1B Site Visits To Combat Fraud And Abuse
By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the current administration's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and about the proposed travel ban against foreign nationals...
United States
9 May 2017
Two Immigration Law Updates: Premium Processing For H-1B Temporarily Suspended, And New Handbook For Employers Issued
As we approach the filing deadline for FY 2018 H-1B cap petitions, there are a couple of updates of which you need to be aware.
United States
23 Mar 2017
USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing For H-1B Petitions On April 3, 2017
The USCIS Premium Processing Service guarantees the processing of certain filings such as H-1B petitions within 15 calendar days to those petitioners or applicants who pay the required additional fee.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Update On New I-9 Form And Important Advisory
Last month, we wrote about the new I-9 Form employers must use for all employees starting January 22, 2017.
United States
16 Feb 2017
Important Changes For High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers – And Their Employers — Coming January 17, 2017
Late last year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued its Final Rule amending certain regulations related to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.
United States
9 Jan 2017
The New I-9 Form Is Now Available
The most current version of the I-9 form is now available ( and employers must use only this version beginning on January 22, 2017.
United States
25 Nov 2016
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services To Increase Fees On December 23, 2016
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced it will be adjusting the fee schedule, raising the filing fees by an average of 21% in order to recover the full costs of the services provided...
United States
10 Nov 2016
Information On Fiscal Year 2018 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration
The State Department will accept electronic applications for the 2016 Diversity Visa lottery from October 4, 2016, at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time until November 7, 2016, at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
United States
13 Oct 2016
A Business Immigration Practitioner's Take On The New Entrepreneur Program And Recent Trends
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently announced its new entrepreneur program in which it is hoping to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to enter the U.S. and start U.S. businesses.
United States
10 Oct 2016
Senators Push For Social Media Background Checks
In the wake of terrorist shootings in San Bernardino, California, a bipartisan pair of U.S. senators urged President Obama to include a review of social media in background screenings of refugees...
United States
4 Jan 2016
2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration
This year, the State Department will accept electronic applications for the 2017 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery from October 1, 2015 at 12 PM until November 3, 2015 at 12 PM (Eastern Daylight Time).
United States
28 Oct 2015
DOS Giveth, DOS Taketh: October Visa Bulletin Revised
On September 25, 2015, the Department of State released a revised Visa Bulletin for October, which was previously published on September 9, 2015.
United States
15 Oct 2015
Changes To Visa Bulletin
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of State (DOS) have revised the procedures for determining when an individual may file documentation for permanent residence in employment.
United States
28 Sep 2015
Security Clearances And Technology Licenses
As practitioners, we have seen increasing examples of the interface between sensitive technologies and the procurement of visas for foreign nationals seeking to work for companies engaged in such technologies.
United States
14 Mar 2011
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