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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Expected to Submit Proposed Rule Rescinding H-4 EAD Regulations by June 2018

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) recently confirmed its plans to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by June 2018 to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers as a class...more

2018 Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar Highlights

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

On February 23, 2018, the Miles & Stockbridge Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration practice group presented its annual Hot Topics in Employment Law seminar to an audience of nearly three hundred clients and members of...more

SEC Files Another Unregistered Broker Action Tied to EB-5

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission has brought a series of unregistered broker actions in recent years – the cases have become a staple of Enforcement. One of the areas which seems to generate a continuing series of these cases is the EB-5...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 9

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - FY18 Omnibus Wrap-up: On Thursday, Appropriations Subcommittees had to report any unresolved issues up to the Full Committee and while the work largely appears to be done,...more

Beltway Buzz - March, 2018

NLRB Returns to Amorphous Joint-Employer Standard. Talk about policy oscillation: the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint-employer recusal debacle continued this week, perhaps coming to an abrupt end (for now). ...more

SCOTUS Overturns Decision on Bond Hearings for Detainees Subject to Indefinite Detention

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Do noncitizens detained for a long time while their cases are pending have the right to a hearing to determine whether they can be released on bond? This was the question posed in the Jennings v. Rodriguez case, a...more

Proposed Changes To Family-Based Immigration Under President Trump: Would Your Family Be Affected?

President Trump has communicated his desire to cut down on family-based immigration, or what he calls "chain migration,” a longstanding pillar of the American immigration system that enables citizens and permanent residents...more

Nearly 20% of Fiance Visas Come from this Country

by Ronald Shapiro on

Nearly one-fifth of all fiance visas that were issued in 2016 went to citizens of the Philippines and about 24 percent of minors brought to the U.S. on K-2 visas were issued to children from this country as well. The total...more

Compliance News Flash

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important...more

Update On H-4 EAD Rule Rescission

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following up on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Order of February 21, 2018, DHS has requested still more time to review the H-4 EAD Rule. In a status report filed on February 28, 2018, just a week after the...more

Rescission of H-4 EADs is Imminent

Over the last few months, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have unabashedly and repeatedly stated that is the current administration’s intent to rescind employment...more

Supreme Court Refuses the Trump Administration’s Request to Bypass Court of Appeals. DACA Recipients May Continue to Renew their...

by Mintz Levin on

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration's petition to the Court to review a California federal court’s order temporarily enjoining the administration’s termination of the Deferred...more

What Is Chain Migration?

by Ronald Shapiro on

When United States citizens or lawful permanent residents sponsor their family members to enable them to move to the U.S., this family reunification process is often referred to as chain migration. Although family-based...more

Supreme Court Declines to Review California’s Halt of DACA Rescission

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected the Trump administration’s request that it review a California federal court’s order temporarily halting the federal government’s action to end the Deferred Action for...more

K&L Gates Triage: Opioid Epidemic: Update on Policy Issues in Washington, DC.

by K&L Gates LLP on

In the third episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Amanda Makki and Corbin Santo provide an overview of how the Trump Administration and Congress may address the opioid epidemic this year....more

USCIS Outlines Tougher Requirements for Third-Party Placement for H-1B Workers

by Miller Canfield on

Reporting requirements for employers increased this week with regard to third-party placement of H-1B foreign workers. Previously, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) required H-1B employers to provide...more

USCIS Tightens the Rules Related to H-1B Visas for Third Party Worksites

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On February 22, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy memo making it more restrictive for H-1B employers who have their consultants work at third party work sites to fulfil client...more

Response Protocol for I-9 Audit and Immigration Raid

Form I-9 Audits: Formally, an I-9 audit is called an Administrative Inspection. It begins when ICE serves a Notice of Inspection to a company representative requesting a review of the company’s I-9 forms for every employee....more

Best in Law: Understanding California's New Employment Laws - Partner Joseph Ortiz Provides Update in the Press-Enterprise

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California lawmakers had a busy 2017 addressing various employment issues. A majority of these new laws took effect Jan. 1. If you are an employer and are not yet in compliance, immediate action should be taken to review your...more

USCIS Revises Its Mission Statement

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The new USCIS mission statement, issued on February 22, 2018, by Director L. Francis Cissna, no longer emphasizes customer satisfaction, i.e., the satisfaction of petitioners and beneficiaries. Instead, it focuses on serving...more

Travel Ban Case At The U.S. Supreme Court, But DACA Will Wait

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Supreme Court is now in the middle of two high-profile immigration cases: Travel Ban 3.0 and the DACA rescission. The Court let President Donald Trump’s travel ban go in effect while litigation challenging the ban is...more

Practical Advice & Strategies for Handling Immigration Enforcement Visits or “Raids”

Immigration site visits are on the rise and can occur without notice. The most common involve paperwork audits. In some cases, certain employees are targeted. Below is a guide that can help you prepare for and...more

ICE Announces Three-Prong Workplace Enforcement Strategy

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On January 10, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a statement detailing a new, comprehensive worksite enforcement strategy that incorporates: (i) increased Form I-9 audits; (ii) more unannounced...more

USCIS Publishes Policy Memorandum on H-1B Third-Party Worksite Requirements

by Littler on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a memorandum establishing its policy relating to H-1B petitions filed for employees who will be working at one or more third-party worksites. ...more

USCIS Policy Memo Targets H-1B Petitions Involving Off-Site Employment

Through its latest policy memorandum, issued on February 22, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has formalized additional requirements for H-1B petitions involving off-site employment. While USCIS states...more

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