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Department of Homeland Security United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Documents (EAD)

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 -

Dream On: DACA Extensions Still Possible

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, introduced by President Obama in 2012 to provide relief from deportation for certain undocumented individuals who had been brought to the U.S. as children, was...more

Employers Relying On H-4 Dependent Spouse Visas Better Move Fast as April 1 Lottery Looms

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Proposed changes to the rule authorizing employment for H-4 status holders could spell an increase in H-1B petitions this upcoming fiscal year, and ultimately, increased sponsorship costs for employers. ...more

USCIS to Permit Reregistration for Syrians With TPS

On March 5, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an announcement in the Federal Register stating that it will permit current Syrian beneficiaries of temporary protected status (TPS) to...more

Plan Now to Retain Your Workforce: The Uncertain Future of Employment Authorization for H-4 Dependent Spouses

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-lB visa holders have been eligible for U.S. employment authorization, following a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) rule change in May 2015. Since that time, thousands of spouses...more

U.S. Government Delays Revisions to H-4 Employment Authorization Regulations

The Trump administration’s plans to end the ability of spouses of H-1B visa holders to be granted work authorization now appear to be on a slower track than originally anticipated. Removing eligibility for work authorization...more

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

Immigration Law Outlook for 2018

Immigration continues to be a centerpiece of the Trump administration, and this means that the legal landscape may be subject to legislative, regulatory, policy, and agency operational changes, leading to additional barriers...more

Raise Your Hand If You’re Confused about I-9 Reverifications for Employees with TPS

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a humanitarian benefit available to foreign nationals who are unable to return to their home countries because of certain temporary conditions including ongoing armed conflict such as civil...more

DACA Renewals in the Wake of the Federal Court Preliminary Injunction

by Wilson Elser on

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows prosecutorial discretion to defer a deportation action of undocumented individuals brought to the United States as children. While it does not confer legal status and may...more

TPS Ending For El Salvador, Haiti & Nicaragua, And A Short Reprieve For Hondurans Still Waiting To Know Their Fate - Now What?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Department of Homeland Security ends Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Haiti, affecting close to 300,000 individuals. Employers should be prepared to handle the influx of work...more

Employment Authorization Benefits for H-4 Spouses at Risk

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Qualifying dependent spouses of certain H-1B visa holders (H-4 spouse) have enjoyed the benefits of applying for work authorization since 2015 when the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a...more

DHS to Terminate Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in 18 Months

On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an...more

DHS Uses the Power of Policy to Alter Immigration Without Legislation

Efforts to reform our nation’s immigration system through legislation are frequently contentious and can become embroiled in larger legislative debates that make the passage of a bill into law a complicated process and,...more

White House Makes Demands to Congress in Exchange for DACA Deal

On October 8, 2017, the White House sent Congress a list of Immigration Principles and Policies that President Trump will seek to be included as part of any legislation to provide legal status and protection from deportation...more

DHS Updates Temporary Protected Status For Sudan And South Sudan

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan will terminate in 12 months on November 2, 2018, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced on September 18, 2017. TPS is terminated when DHS determines that the...more

Key Points To Know About The Rescission Of DACA

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially rescinded the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and implemented a six...more

Changes To DACA And Employers

by Roetzel & Andress on

In line with the Trump administration’s enforcement of immigration laws, significant changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program were announced by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) on...more

Employers Should Have Plan in Place for End of DACA

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Employers who have employees authorized to work under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should start prepping for change in the next six months. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on September 5, 2017,...more

Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals DACA Program: Important Information You Need To Know

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescission of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) pursuant to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to terminate DACA. On the...more

DHS Rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): What You Need to Know About the End of DACA

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which...more

Trump Administration Announces Termination of Popular DACA Program

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Justice announced the wind-down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. The federal program, created under President Barack Obama's administration, provided work...more

The Impact of the DACA Rescission

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration formally announced its intent to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. What follows is a practical guide on the impact of this latest...more

DACA Rescinded By Trump Administration: What Employers Need To Know

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, which was created by Executive Action in June 2012 will be terminated in six months. To date,...more

The Future For “Dreamers”: What Their Employers Need To Know

Who are the “Dreamers”? This term is used in popular culture to refer to the children who were brought to the United States without immigration status, often by their parents. Although they are not legally in the United...more

Trump Administration Announces Plan to End DACA

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s formal plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. DACA was implemented in 2012, through an executive...more

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