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Hospitality Update - September 2012, No. 3

In This Issue: - Baristas and Buttons: NLRB v. Starbucks By Craig A. Cowart (Memphis)- The next time you stop in for your morning “must-have” caffeine, take a look at your Starbucks barista. He or she is likely to...more

SEVP Implementation of the Accreditation Act

As the fall semester approaches, colleges and universities should be conscious of developments relating to the certification requirements that apply to schools that enroll foreign nonimmigrant students. During the first half...more

Immigration Reforms and Updates from DHS and DOS

In a press release dated January 31, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a number of proposed administrative reforms designed to enable the United States to attract and retain highly skilled foreign...more

International Students - Timing is Everything: Social Security Numbers and Driver's Licenses.

New F, M and J nonimmigrants often apply for a driver’s license or Social Security number (SSN) either too early after entering the United States or without the proper documentation. The purpose of the following information...more

Visitor B-1/B-2 VISAS

B-1/B-2 visas are the most common nonimmigrant visas used for temporary entry into the United States. B-1 visas are typically used for business-related visits while B-2 visas are used for pleasure-related visits. With few...more

Free Business Immigration Law Event in New Jersey on December 9th, 2011

Current Trends in Business Immigration Law: Transformation, E-Verify and IMAGE - FREE SEMINAR - by David H. Nachman on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 4:43pm Current Trends in Business Immigration Law: Transformation,...more

Get A Passing Grade When Employing H-1B Teachers

Employers of foreign teachers learned some hard lessons this year about following the rules for H-1B visa holders. In March, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) assessed over $1.7 million in civil money...more

Education Update - October 2011, No. 4

In This Issue: - Is The “Post” Man Coming To Your School? By William Blackie (Cleveland) Imagine that on November 14, 2011, as the Director of the St. James Interdenominational Faith Academy, one of the school’s...more

Illinois Legislature Passes Its Own DREAM Act

Illinois Passes Its Own DREAM Act The Illinois Senate and House have passed legislation that would establish a volunteer state commission that would generate reliable information about schooling options for undocumented...more

School Districts Are Prohibited From Requesting Proof of Student’s Immigration Status

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a memorandum cautioning school districts against requesting proof of immigration status when enrolling students. In a “Dear Colleague” letter, OCR noted that it has become...more

USCIS's Fee Increases and Other Immigration Law Updates

In This Article: *USCIS Implements H-1B and L-1 Fee Increases for Certain Employers *Kentucky Consular Center Conducting Unannounced Telephonic Audits of Nonimmigrant Visa Petitioners and Employers *FY 2011 H-1B Cap...more

The Right Way to Mend the U.S. Immigration Law System

Our immigration system is badly broken. Although our borders have become far more secure in recent years, too many people seeking illegal entry get through. We have no way to track whether the millions who enter the United...more

Why we need the DREAM ACT now!

Why We Need The DREAM Act Now by Victoria Donoghue Why We Need The DREAM Act Now For some time now, lawmakers have insisted that immigration reform, if it is to happen, must be comprehensive, dealing with all of the...more

PRESS RELEASE FROM USCIS ABOUT ITS NEW BLOGSITE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Launches 'The Beacon - The Official Blog of USCIS' WASHINGTON, March 16 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently unveiled The Beacon – the agency's official blog...more

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