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AB 450: California’s Law of Unintended Immigration Consequences

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: California’s new law, Assembly Bill 450, signed by Governor Brown on October 5, and effective January 1, 2018, imposes several new immigration-related duties on California employers and the potential for...more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

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

Under Pressure: Form I-9 Compliance Increasingly Important as ICE Quadruples Workplace Enforcement

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan announced during a speech at the Heritage Foundation that he has instructed ICE to increase immigration enforcement at workplaces by four to five...more

Não deixe o samba morrer – Parte 2 (Don’t let samba die)

by Gerald Nowotny on

Panorama - Para muitas pessoas nesta semana, o impensável e inesperado se tornou uma realidade política com a eleição de Donald Trump. Se alguém estava se perguntando se a retórica rígida durante a campanha seria...more

Supporting Undocumented Students in High School and College

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In the wake of the presidential election, we have experienced a noticeable increase in the number of inquiries from both our K-12 and higher education clients concerning the unique and complex issues facing undocumented youth...more

Nao Deixe O Samba Morrer! (Don’t Let Samba Die!) Part 2 - What Now? - Immigration Planning Considerations after the Trump...

by Gerald Nowotny on

Overview - For many this week, the unthinkable and unexpected became a political reality with the election of Donald Trump. If anyone was wondering if the tough rhetoric during the campaign would be relaxed after the...more

DHS Announces Changes to Benefit Undocumented Immigrants

On July 29, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that expands eligibility or a provisional waiver of unlawful presence, (‘‘provisional waiver’’). For readers who are unfamiliar with the provisional...more

This could be U! Explorando as possibilidades do Visto “U”

by Gerald Nowotny on

Panorama - Muitos imigrantes vêm para os Estados Unidos em busca de liberdade política e econômica, assim como segurança física. Infelizmente, muitos imigrantes podem ser vítimas de crimes quanto estão nos Estados...more

Executive Order Requires State Agencies and State Contractors to Use E-Verify

by Jackson Walker on

On December 3, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued Executive Order No. RP-80, which requires state agencies and state contractors to use E-Verify. The Order imposes, as a condition of all state contracts for service, a...more

President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

On November 20, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation and outlined his planned executive actions on immigration. The following day he issued two Presidential Memoranda setting forth additional directives for modernizing...more

Employers Beware

As regularly reported in the news, the crackdown on employers by the federal government continues. If your company is targeted and I-9 violations are discovered, fines for simple paperwork violations, even if no undocumented...more

Immigration Alert: January 2014

by Epstein Becker & Green on

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

Immigration Corner: Snapshots of Both Big Picture and Meaningful Small-Scale Developments in the World of Immigration

by Baker Donelson on

On November 18, 2013, E-Verify announced an enhancement to combat identity fraud. USCIS can now “lock out” social security numbers that appear to have been used fraudulently. Once locked out, “tentative non-confirmations”...more

USCIS Issues Policy Memo on Parole of Non-Citizen Family Members of Military Service Men and Women

by Ronald Shapiro on

Parole in place (PIP) is an immigration procedure that allows qualifying family members who entered the U.S. without inspection and admission to apply for green cards (adjustment of status) while in the U.S., instead of being...more

Immigration Legislation Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

In 2013, supporters of comprehensive immigration reform had high hopes for a significant overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, a prospect that appears increasingly unlikely as the end of the year approaches. While...more

Employers and Employees: Take Note of Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill

by Ronald Shapiro on

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

E-Verify a Success

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

Requests for “Deferred Action” Not Linked to Removal Proceedings

by Ronald Shapiro on

Many individuals who are residing and working in this country without proper documentation are worried about pursuing a grant of “deferred action” status (one that allows such residents to stay in the U.S. temporarily without...more

Top 11 Filing Tips for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

by Andrews Law, PLC on

President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that certain foreign nationals who were brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, can...more

Dangers of Fraudulent Application for Deferred Action

by Ronald Shapiro on

Soon after launching the “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)...more

Those Not Eligible for Deferred Action Not Out of Luck

by Ronald Shapiro on

Soon after launching the “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. as children, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)...more

Can You Appeal a “Deferred Action” Decision?

by Ronald Shapiro on

A cursory Internet search reveals that many people are curious about whether individuals can appeal a denial of a request to the government for “deferred action” status. While there is no process for formal appeal, there is a...more

IS DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) FOR YOU? DO YOU NEED AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER OR ATTORNEY TO PREPARE DACA BENEFITS?

Since June 15th 2012, hundreds of Dreamers (or DACA beneficiaries) have walked into immigration law offices in the U.S. and close to half of them actually qualify for better relief than Deferred Action. As experienced...more

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS

by Foster LLP on

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) published the new Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as well as updated guidance for Deferred Action for Young...more

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS: CIS WILL PUBLISH APPLICATION FORMS AUGUST 15, 2012

by Foster LLP on

On Friday, August 3, 2012, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) published additional information regarding applications for Deferred Action for Young People, a plan originally announced by the Obama Administration...more

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