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The Department of Homeland Security is a federal executive department established in 2002 in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. DHS was formed by combining twenty-two existing federal departments... more +
The Department of Homeland Security is a federal executive department established in 2002 in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. DHS was formed by combining twenty-two existing federal departments and agencies. The consolidation was aimed at creating a better integrated, more effective organization to respond to terrorist attacks and other varied threats facing the United States and its territories.  less -

Well, He Wrote Me a Letter: USCIS Provides Update on Initiatives under the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order

In April 2017, three months after taking office, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, which confirmed that his administration would be taking a tough stance on business immigration,...more

Congress Continues Push on Medical Device Cybersecurity Mandates - FDA Issues Medical Device Safety Action Plan; DHS Continues to...

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Cybersecurity risks to the health and medical device sector continue to be front and center both in Congress and the executive branch, with increasing risks coming from nation states, nonstate actors and other attackers. The...more

Implications Of The Impending Termination Of Temporary Protected Status For Hundreds Of Thousands And Related I-9 Compliance...

On May 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from Honduras. The effective date will be January 20, 2020....more

2018 Worksite Enforcement Investigations by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Already Double 2017 Total

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

With more than four (4) months left in the federal government's 2018 fiscal year, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week reported it had already doubled the number of audits that it conducted during the entire...more

USCIS Updates Policy on Unlawful Presence for F, M, and J Nonimmigrants

by Mintz Levin on

On May 10, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum that updates the current policy on the calculation of unlawful presence for certain nonimmigrants. “Unlawful presence” can occur when an individual is physically in the United...more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

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

DHS Issues Cybersecurity Strategy

by Murtha Cullina on

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) released its cybersecurity strategy on May 15, 2018. The 35-page document sets forth a plan for managing cybersecurity risks through public and private sector collaboration....more

USCIS and DOJ Partner to Protect U.S. Workers from Hiring Policies that Favor Foreign Visa Workers

by Littler on

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have partnered to establish a framework to efficiently manage and maintain information sharing to better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse,...more

DHS Regulatory Agenda For 2018 Could Have Big Impact On Employers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced plans for rulemaking that could make it even more difficult for employers to hire and retain foreign workers, including H-1B workers. The DHS issued its Spring 2018...more

The Trump Administration's Efforts To Rein In H-1B Visas - What You Need To Know

The H-1B visa category has been modified many times over the past 65 years. H-1B visas facilitate the entry of foreign national professionals, while also providing safeguards that maintain the integrity of the U.S. labor...more

Department of Homeland Security Ends TPS for Honduras

On May 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that temporary protected status (TPS) will end for approximately 57,000 Hondurans, effective January 5, 2020. DHS originally granted TPS to Honduran...more

DHS Moves One Step Closer to Rescinding International Entrepreneur Rule

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken the first step on its path to rescinding the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), a program that allows qualifying foreign entrepreneurs an opportunity to stay in the...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Dun & Bradstreet Agrees to Pay More than $9.2 Million to Resolve SEC FCPA Enforcement Action (But First to Receive Declination Under New DOJ Policy) – On April 23, the Dun & Bradstreet...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Dun & Bradstreet Agrees to Pay More than $9.2 Million to Resolve SEC FCPA Enforcement Action (But First to Receive Declination Under New DOJ Policy) – On April 23, the Dun & Bradstreet...more

Trump Administration Terminates TPS for Honduras: Thousands in New Jersey to Lose Deportation Protection and Work Authorization

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced Friday the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras. Secretary Nielsen delayed the...more

USCIS Unveils New Round of Enhancements to E-Verify

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched a modernized version of E-Verify on April 23, 2018. The changes are a result of feedback from E-Verify users and are intended to enhance the employment eligibility...more

May 2018 Update on Significant DOT, FAA, and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, the FAA’s Airworthiness Directives...more

Mainbrace: March 2018 (No. 1)

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Ballast Water Management: The Conundrum Continues - It has been about 15 months since the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”) type-approved the first three ballast water management systems (“BWMSs”) in December 2016; three more...more

Temporary Protected Status For Nepal To End In June 2019

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 9,000 Nepalis nationals who have been living in the United States since 2015 will terminate as of June 24, 2019. The Secretary of DHS Kirstjen Neilsen stated, “[T]he disruption of...more

Red Notice Newsletter - April 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Dun & Bradstreet Agrees to Pay More than $9.2 Million to Resolve SEC FCPA Enforcement Action (But First to Receive Declination Under New DOJ Policy) – On April 23, the Dun & Bradstreet...more

Immigration Update: DACA Preserved (For Now) And Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision Looms

A Federal District Court Judge recently ordered that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program protections must stay in place and that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which administers the program,...more

Americans Want Spouses of H-1B Holders to Work

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Lawmakers are urging the Department of Homeland Security to not forge ahead with their plans of revoking legislation allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to be eligible for job opportunities in the U.S. Initially, these...more

Blockchain Uses in Transportation

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Blockchain technology is most well-known for its use with cryptocurrencies, however, it has wider potential applications in other sectors beyond that of banking and financial services. It is being evaluated for uses in the...more

U.S. Government Continues Raising the Cost of Noncompliance

The U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies recently announced their 2018 increases for civil penalties. As the costs of violations continue rising, it is imperative that companies...more

Beware of Expiring Work Authorization Documents: TPS for Nepal is Ending

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal, giving protected Nepalese until June 24, 2019, either to acquire permission to...more

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