Lori Chesser

Lori Chesser

Davis Brown Law Firm

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Iowa Immigration Law Blog: The Government Shut Down: Is Immigration "Essential"?

In our view, yes. But in the federal government world, only parts of the immigration process are considered “essential” enough to proceed despite the lack of an approved budget. Even so, many immigration services continue to...more

10/2/2013 - DOL E-Verify Government Shutdown I-9 ICE USCIS

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: The Time to Audit Your I-9 Practices is Now

The time audit your I-9 practices is now. OK, we’ll let you finish your summer vacation. But right after that, you really need to dig into the I-9 rules and make sure that your company is in compliance....more

7/23/2013 - Audits Compliance I-9 ICE Immigrants Immigration Procedures OSC Visas

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: What To Do When An Employee Is Using A False ID - Corporate Policy Question and Potential Liability

In a past blog, we discussed practical steps to take when you find that an employee has been using a false ID and wants to “fix it”. That blog assumed that the company wants to continue the employment and was focused on the...more

7/11/2013 - Compliance Enforcement Fake IDs I-9 Immigrants OSC Work Permits

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: The Benefits of Being Small Revisited

Another recent I-9 case shows how the preference for small employers works in the OCAHO (Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer) context*. ...more

5/30/2013 - Franchises I-9 ICE OCAHO Penalties Small Business

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Silverado Stages, Inc.: The Dog Ate My I-9 and When "Interim" Becomes "Final"

In a recent decision*, OCAHO (Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer) rejected the argument that ICE has too much discretion in determining what is a “technical” violation (which can be corrected with no fine) and...more

5/29/2013 - Fines I-9 ICE

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: New I-9 Form Now Available!

USCIS has published a new I-9 form and instructions effective as of March 8, 2013. You may begin using the new form now, but you may continue to use the old form until May 7, 2013. After that date the new form is mandatory....more

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

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: What to Do When an Employee is Using a False Identity

No matter how vigilant you are in checking I-9 documents, that call can still come. The caller claims that your employee is using his or her identity and you need to fix it....more

2/22/2013 - False Identities I-9 IRS Social Security Adminstration W-2C W-3C

Iowa Immigration Law: Internal ICE Documents Show Deportation Quotas

Documents produced by Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE) obtained by ACLU of North Carolina prove what has long been claimed: ICE has deportation quotas and, when not meeting them, has been directed to channel all...more

2/18/2013 - Deportation I-9 ICE OCAHO Quotas Settlement Undocumented Immigrants

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