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FINRA Raises the Bar on Due Diligence by Broker Dealers Involved in EB-5

At the end of August, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) issued an interpretive guidance letter to a registered broker dealer (BD), Trustmont Financial Group, Inc. (Trustmont). Trustmont had sought...more

9/20/2013 - Broker-Dealer EB-5 FINRA Immigrant Investment Visas Investors SEC Visas

Historic Immigration Bill Passes Senate but House May Have Its Own Agenda

Vice President Joe Biden presided over a historic session as the Senate passed its immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744), last Thursday, June 27, 2013....more

7/5/2013 - Citizenship E-Verify Immigration Reform Proposed Legislation Undocumented Immigrants Visas

This is the USCIS calling, we understand you received an E-Verify TNC

Employers using the government’s E-Verify program will encounter a new customer enhancement being implemented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). On June 28th, the USCIS announced that employees...more

7/1/2013 - E-Verify I-9 Tentative Nonconfirmation USCIS

I-94 Automation and the I-9 Process: Making the Form I-9 More Complicated

This spring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began implementation of a phased in Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, automation process. The Form I-94 is issued to all visitors entering the U.S. and assists CBP in...more

6/25/2013 - Customs and Border Protection Eligibility Foreign Nationals Hiring & Firing I-9 I-94 Cards

Georgia & North Carolina Employers must begin using E-Verify July 1, 2013 - are you ready?

In the summer of 2011, the Georgia and North Carolina legislatures each passed laws mandating the use of E-Verify for private companies. Employers were phased over time to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’...more

6/20/2013 - E-Verify Eligibility Hiring & Firing Job Applicants New Legislation USCIS

Filling out the Form I-9 for TPS beneficiaries: Work Permits extended for El Salvadorians

For companies whose workforce may include individuals with TPS from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Syria, it is critical to be familiar with the work authorization benefits of TPS to...more

6/10/2013 - Employment Authorization Document I-9 Penalties Temporary Protected Status USCIS

Perspectives on New EB-5 Policy Memo: Promise and Possibility

The USCIS just issued the much awaited final EB-5 Adjudications Policy memorandum on uscis.gov. While the Sheppard Mullin EB-5 team is busy analyzing the twenty-seven page memo, I wanted to share the following highlights...more

5/31/2013 - EB-5 Entrepreneurs Job Creation USCIS

America's Most Complicated Form Is Updated

On Friday March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rolled out a brand new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form, revamping America’s most complicated one page form into...more

3/12/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

Spring Cleaning and the H - 1B Visa Cap

With comprehensive immigration reform on the horizon and the economy rebounding, the number of H-1B visa filings for foreign temporary professional workers is likely to significantly increase this year. American businesses...more

3/6/2013 - Compliance DOL H-1B I-9 Immigration Reform USCIS Visa Caps Visas

SEC Freezes Assets and Brings Civil Charges against EB-5 Investor Visa Project

In the first SEC enforcement action of its kind, the SEC announced on February 8, 2013 that it had filed civil charges against, and received an emergency order to freeze assets of, the Intercontinental Regional Center Trust...more

2/12/2013 - Due Diligence EB-5 Foreign Investment Immigrant Investment Visas Injunctions Misrepresentation Omissions Permanent Residence Cards Public Offerings SEC USCIS

E-Verify on the fritz likely due to Florida going live on the RIDE Program

Employment Authorized individuals may be receiving inadvertent TNCs and Florida is the newest state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program. Over the weekend, U.S. Citizenship and...more

12/12/2012 - E-Verify I-9 USCIS

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