The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been increasingly aggressive in its scrutiny of immigration-related employment practices. Audits of employer I-9 forms increased from 250 in fiscal year 2007 to more than...more
In This Presentation:
- A Look Back at 2013
- Where Do We Go From Here?
- What Is This H-1B Cap Stuff?
- Why Immigration Reform Is Not Imminent
- What About Form I-9 And E-Verify?
- Enforcement On The...more
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires all US employers verify the employment eligibility of their employees by completing Form I-9 upon hiring an employee. In addition to completing the form,...more
If you were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) status by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement prior to August 15, 2012, or if you are a DACA recipient...more
I-9 investigations are at an all-time high. Audits of employer I-9 forms increased from 250 in fiscal year 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2012. From fiscal years 2009 to 2012, the total amount of fines grew to nearly $13 million...more
I. H-1B Nonimmigrant Season Opens on April 1, 2014, for Fiscal Year 2015 -
As most H-1B employers know, there is an annual quota on the number of new H-1B petitions that can be approved each federal fiscal year. The...more
GPX/GPX, USA, a seismic surveying company based in Sealy, Texas, and its field operations supervisor, Douglas C. Wiggill, were sentenced for harboring and transporting illegal aliens hired to work on oil and gas surveys in...more
As a result of a joint investigation by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the US Department of Labor Office of Inspector General, six owners and managers of the Ohio...more
ICE released the annual report for FY2013, which indicates that ICE removed 368,644 individuals in FY2013, a decrease from FY2012, when it removed. ...more
Infosys Limited’s recent $34 million settlement with the U.S. Government resolved the threat of criminal charges against the company based on allegations of visa fraud. During the course of the investigation, U.S. Immigration...more
In This Issue:
- Harassment. Are your executive training programs effective?
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state
- Unions. Harold Coxson and Baker Wyche discuss the new...more
On December 2, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations announced in a press release that 706 domain names set up to “dupe” consumers into buying counterfeit goods had been seized by...more
An important issue for many employers that use electronic I-9 systems is the pre-population of employee information in Section 1 of the I-9 form by electronic I-9 programs. Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is...more
The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has jurisdiction to review penalties imposed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for I-9 compliance violations. In calculating the amount of...more
When someone who’s not a U.S. citizen is accused of a crime, that person’s immigration status is in jeopardy. A noncitizen can be removed from the United States by deportation or denied entry by inadmissibility....more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Social Security Act (SSA) require that individuals seeking coverage under a qualified health plan offered on a Health Insurance Marketplace or through an insurance...more
The ripples of the U.S. government shutdown that began on Tuesday are being felt all across the country. Fortunately, because immigration agencies are largely self-funded and because of the national security issues involved,...more
The estimated number of illegal immigrants in the United States exceeded 11 million as of 2011, and many reports state that number has grown since then. Tying numbers to economic conditions, more recent studies report that...more
In our view, yes. But in the federal government world, only parts of the immigration process are considered “essential” enough to proceed despite the lack of an approved budget. Even so, many immigration services continue to...more
The unthinkable is happening, a U.S. government shutdown. What is the impact of this on immigration matters?
The United States Passport Office will stop processing U.S. passport and passport card...more
In August 2013, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published its Report for Members and Committees of Congress regarding Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement performance measures. This report, which is based on data...more
A Washington drywall company recently learned the hard way that a partially completed I-9 form is insufficient to avoid costly penalties. The company was fined over $280,000 by the Department of Homeland Security’s...more
August has been a busy, productive month for immigration reform advocates. From the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic March on Washington, to Women’s Equality Day in Seattle, to town halls across the country, a broad...more
On August 23, 2013, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a Directive providing for the facilitation of parental interests in the course of civil immigration enforcement activities....more
Three swap data repositories, or SDRs, have announced procedures to make filings for the swap end-user exception. Apparently you file with the SDR that the swap is reported to.
The three SDRs are...more
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