The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a federal agency under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. The... more +
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a federal agency under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. The USCIS performs a broad variety of administrative functions, including processing visa and naturalization petitions, as well as applications for asylum and refugee status.
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Web site, “U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States — either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who...more
The bipartisan bill on immigration reform introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday of this past week does not even have a number assigned to it yet, but already it has drawn more attention and support than any prior attempt...more
The so-called Gang of Eight – a bipartisan group of Senators – unveiled its proposed immigration legislation yesterday. The landmark legislation would make the biggest changes to U.S. immigration law in more than 25 years. A...more
It has been a busy few weeks here at the White House. Last Friday, the President met with leaders from the faith community to discuss the need to fix the broken immigration system, focusing on the growing consensus building...more
USCIS has announced results of a recent survey finding that users of E-Verify - the Internet-based system allowing businesses to determine their employees’ employment eligibility in the United States - have given the program...more
Just recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) launched its new E-Verify search tool, which enables users to determine whether employers are enrolled in the E-Verify system....more
Originally published in the 2012 Edition of Inside the Minds published by Aspatore/Thomson West.
This chapter discusses the current immigration enforcement climate for US employers, which involves a...more
Based on information provided by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and various year-end publications about the actions brought against employers for immigration violations in 2012, we have compiled a short list of...more
Employment Authorized individuals may be receiving inadvertent TNCs and Florida is the newest state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program.
Over the weekend, U.S. Citizenship and...more
Give your company the gift of an immigration audit this year – it may just keep your company off the government’s naughty list. Here are the top 12 immigration mistakes employers made in 2012...more
Kathleen Campbell Walker assesses the state of affairs of immigration law and delivers a prognosis for employers: with increased litigation a looming threat for those with poor corporate immigration compliance practices,...more
In the ten years post the September 11 acts of terror against the United States (U.S.) and the more recent economic downturn in the U.S., the issue of immigration reform has been basically an anathema to the public and our...more
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