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Premium Processing is a No-Go for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service has once again announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions in an effort to reduce processing times. The suspension will apply to all
USCIS to Closely Scrutinize H-1B Petitions Involving Work at Third-Party Worksites
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
As the 2019 H-1B visa petition season nears, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced plans to more closely scrutinize the work relationship of certain H-1B applicants. In a policy memorandum issued
ICE Says Itís Targeting Employers That Violate Employment Laws
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
In the wake of the widely reported arrests on January 10 of 21 suspected illegal immigrants employed at 7-Eleven stores, part of an operation that began under the Obama Administration, employers should keep in mind the Trump
Departments of Justice and State Announce Partnership to Combat Employer Visa Fraud
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Department of Justice has partnered with the Department of State to protect U.S. workers from discrimination and combat employer visa fraud.

Trump Administration Rescinds DACA Program
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be discontinued, according to an announcement made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week.

Donít Forget to Switch to the New Form I-9
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Employers must begin using the updated version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on or before September 18.

Ninth Circuit Decision Stresses Importance of Properly Completing Form I-9
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A recent decision upholding an order for more than $300,000 in penalties for an employer’s I-9 errors tells a cautionary tale to those who disregard the I-9 form entirely or fail to follow the form’s instructions
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