E-Verify, a semi-voluntary online program by which employers can confirm the identity and work authorization of workers as they are hired, is being programmed to "lock out" social security numbers (SSNs) that have been...more
USCIS issued a public announcement on October 17 to employers who were affected by the shutdown of E-Verify that occurred in the government shutdown of the last few weeks. Essentially, employers registered for E-Verify must...more
FINRA has clarified that its Suitability Rule applies to broker dealers' assessment of EB-5 transactions, but that the broker can and should assess the immigration benefit among the economic interests of the investor.
Below are my summaries of the 2012 EB-5 AAO decisions recently posted by USCIS, which can be a accessed from www.uscis.gov > Administrative Decisions and choosing the "Folders" for B7 and K1....more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued regulations implementing the portion of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), enacted more than a year ago, allowing an issuer enjoying exemption from...more
Foreign nationals who are out of status, and people who know them, are hopeful for a legal solution and can fall prey to people who will tell them what they want to hear. Immigration reform is being negotiated seriously in...more
USCIS has unveiled a new I-9 Form and Instructions, but it has made extra changes in the 65-page "Handbook for Employers," tagged as Form M-274, that is meant to guide employers further in completing, updating, and storing...more
Starting at least by May 7, 2013, U.S. employers must use a new 03/08/13 version of Form I-9 when hiring workers to verify their identity and employment authorization. The changes are relatively minor but deserve attention....more