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H-1B Visa Renewal Process to Become More Difficult

Companies needing to extend their employees’ H-1B visa status from this year onward may face additional difficulty in doing so. United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued policy guidance instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny toward renewal applicati...

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BREAKING: Trump Administration Announces Termination of DACA Program

The Trump administration announced today, September 5, 2017, that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and placed the responsibility on Congress to find a legislative solution for those affected. The DACA program was created by executive action under the Ob...

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H-1B Employer Obligations: Are you Compliant?

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an executive action entitled “Buy American and Hire American.” While the order does not have any immediate impact on employment visa programs, it reflects the administration’s strong stance on increasing enforcement of immigration laws which may impact emplo...

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Many Permanent Residents Worried about Political Climate Can Alleviate Concerns by Obtaining Citizenship

Regardless of whether or not  you agree with the Trump administration’s stance on immigration, it is undeniable that actions taken and promises made to-date have created a great amount of concern and uncertainty for both undocumented immigrants and legal permanent residents. This concern was amplifi...

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Employers Face Increasing Scrutiny Over Hiring Illegal Workers

Despite the Obama administration’s movement towards immigration reform, more and more employers are being audited to determine if they are employing illegal immigrants.  In 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) audited the I-9 forms of over 3,000 employers, up from only 250 employer...

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Obama Administration Announces Relief for Young Illegal Immigrants

Today the Obama Administration is expected to formally announce that it will no longer seek deportation of most young illegal immigrants.  Rather, it will grant deferred action to eligible young people who were brought to the United States before age 16, who have been raised and educated in the U...

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