Effective January 27, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be implementing administrative changes with regard to the issuance of decisions and correspondence....more
In a novel case, a New York federal court judge recently denied an employer’s motion to dismiss a Section 1981 alienage discrimination class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company...more
The following important highlights resulted from the November meeting between the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee, USCIS’s Verification Division, and ICE’s Homeland...more
I-9 Audits -
A fine for a couple of I-9 violations pales in comparison to the $34 million settlement paid by Infosys in 2012 for repeated I-9 violations and omissions discovered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...more
In This Issue:
- What Is TPS?
- What Is the Importance of TPS to an Employer?
- May I hire or continue to employ someone with an expired Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?
- How do I know my...more
On June 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided that an employee may proceed with a discrimination lawsuit even though he presented false work authorization documents to obtain employment in the first place....more
On May 6th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced two proposed rule changes in hopes to attract new investment and business to the United States. The proposals would extend employment authorization to spouses of...more
On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. USCIS has submitted an updated...more
The Department of Homeland Security has proposed to provide work authorization benefits to spouses of H-1B visa holders. If this proposal is put into effect it will allow dependents to apply for an EAD, or an Employment...more
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced this week that it will be publishing two proposed rules—one to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers, and another to enhance opportunities for...more
This advisory summarizes key travel and employment issues if you are an F-1 student with Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment eligibility and an H-1B filing on your behalf has been accepted by US Citizenship and...more
Proposed regulations would grant employment authorization to qualifying H-4 nonimmigrants; apply a 240-day extension of employment authorization to timely filed requests for extensions of stay for E-3, H-1B1, and CW-1...more
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it has proposed two new rules as part of its “continuing commitment to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants.” The two proposed rules include...more
Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is publishing two proposed rules that are meant to help “attract and retain highly skilled workers”. Proposed rules do not go into effect until notice and...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 5, 2013, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued an unpublished decision reversing the denial of an adjustment application and holding that the respondent was not required to obtain an employment...more
Part of the driver license application process in Florida involves proving lawful status in the U.S. There are many documents or sets of documents an applicant can provide to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to...more
Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits adjustment of status for certain grandfathered aliens who are otherwise ineligible because of violations such as entry without inspection, failure to...more
For companies whose workforce may include individuals with TPS from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Syria, it is critical to be familiar with the work authorization benefits of TPS to...more
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