The H-1B CAP season has come to a close and both employers and employees now anxiously await confirmation that their filings have been accepted for processing. The statutory cap of 65,000, as well as the 20,000 cap under the...more
In November's newsletter, we discussed the challenges to the Department of Labor's (DOL) layoff regulation for PERM applicants. DOL has responded by clarifying what is required of an employer to properly notify and consider...more
Happy New Year!
This month: "Friending" the Department of State on Facebook, BIA shines a light on the foggy EAD requirement for E and L spouses, and an unusual new member of the California State Bar....more
On November 18, 2013, E-Verify announced an enhancement to combat identity fraud. USCIS can now “lock out” social security numbers that appear to have been used fraudulently. Once locked out, “tentative non-confirmations”...more
Snapshots of both big picture and meaningful small-scale developments in the world of immigration.
This month: a technology giant's hefty immigration fine and its implications, an improved interactive website for...more
This month: driver's licenses in California and an update on immigration reform.
California Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Persons -
On October 3, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law, known as...more
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) E-Verify system will now contact employees directly in the event of a Social Security Administration (SSA) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tentative...more