Szabo, Zelnick & Erickson, P.C.

National security involves more than securing borders

By now you’ve heard about Hosam Maher Husein Smadi. He’s the 19-year-old who was arrested on charges of attempting to blow up a Dallas skyscraper. The plan was uncovered when the F.B.I. became suspicious of Mr. Smadi…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Immigration and the health care debate

You’ve likely read by now that immigration issues have become part of the national dialogue in the health care reform debate. The primary issue concerns who will benefit if a national plan is put in place. It’s not difficult to…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

The immigration solution: Get politicians to commit

As the Obama administration begins to tackle the issues associated with immigration reform, it is undoubtedly searching for the keys to fixing our broken and neglected immigration system. The issues that we face are not all new…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

ICE steps up audits

It seems that the government has realized that tougher enforcement on the business could be a key first step in significantly reducing the illegal portion of the U.S. workforce. Perhaps the tougher sanctions will be the answer…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

First step? The border

The U.S. immigration system is “broken and needs fixing.” So confirms President Obama after meeting with Republican and Democratic leaders last Thursday. Although there is no consensus yet in terms of what a restructuring of the…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Arizona flexes its enforcement muscle

Arizona is keenly aware that it serves as a primary gatekeeper for immigrants because it is a border state. Because of that border flow, Arizona has apparently tired of waiting for solutions from the fed. As a result, the state…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Has H-1B quota become irrelevant?

For the last several years, many U.S. employers have been forced to utilize a risky approach to filling open positions within their organizations. The strategy in question involves the H-1B visa program…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Immigration reform bill coming up

The last time the issue of immigration reform was considered was in 2007. That measure failed in the Senate. The result is that the issues that were raised in 2007 are still waiting for us to consider and resolve. The issues…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Ice sets out to 'secure communities'

You’ve probably read by now that there are between 10-12 million people in the U.S. who don’t have a valid immigration status. Within that group there are some people who will, or have, encountered our criminal justice system…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Can Reform Boost the U.S. Economy?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have estimated the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, as proposed in April 2006, would have had the effect of generating $66 billion in…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Virtual border fence: Are the holes fixed?

Have you heard about the “virtual fence?” If not, you’re not alone; but you will surely read much more about it as immigration reform begins rolling forward. Southern Arizona is the backdrop for the groundbreaking of the virtual…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Government Turns up the Heat on Employers

U.S. employers who knowingly hire unauthorized workers will now face harsher scrutiny and penalties. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the government agency that oversees immigration in the U.S., has just announced its…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

A Cure for the Nursing Shortage

Although some nurse job seekers are finding that a tough economy means less job options, this appears to be temporary. Currently, as hospitals and other medical providers experience the same economic downturn as the rest of us,…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Jan Roltsch-Anoll Named "Influential Woman of Virginia"

WOODBRIDGE, VA – Szabo, Zelnick & Erickson (SZE) announces that Jan Roltsch-Anoll, long-time Prince William County resident and member of their firm, was named among the 28 Virginia Women to be recognized as the 2009…more

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ICE Sights Set on Business

As has been widely reported, there are roughly 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. The reality is that the U.S. government is cracking down on them. Particularly, the government is focusing in on two areas, illegal aliens…more

| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

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