In its most recent update, U. S. Customs and Protection (CBP) offered a snapshot on the impact of the humanitarian parole program for nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, andContinue Reading CBP Provides Updates on Humanitarian Parole Program for Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela
Rebecca Schechter focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance, representing multi-national corporations midsized companies, and startups, as well as individual clients. She has experience with all areas of employment-based immigration, particularly H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-2 petitions, as well as outstanding researcher petitions and labor certification applications. Rebecca regularly assists GT clients with global immigration matters, including business and work visas to countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. She also works on state and federal I-9 and E-Verify audits. Rebecca has a thorough understanding of third party contractor issues and experience handling complex naturalization, deportation defense, family and employment-based adjustment applications.
Immigration Provisions in the Upcoming Appropriations Bills
- As Congress prepares to finalize the appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year, many groups are working to include immigration provisions in the
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently unveiled a significant update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which will take effect Aug. 1, 2023. This revised version of…Continue Reading DHS Introduces New I-9 Form and Alternative Procedure for I-9 Document Examination beginning Aug. 1, 2023
USCIS Extends Premium Processing to Certain Student Visa Applications
- The U.S. House passed the Secure the Border Act by a vote of 219-213. The bill was largely supported by Republicans and opposed by Democrats. It includes provisions
- Bicameral Bills Introduced: The Citizenship for Essential Workers Act has been introduced in both the House and Senate by lawmakers including Sen. Alex Padilla and Rep. Joaquin Castro.
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 28, 2023
- House Immigration Border Bills Move Forward: The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement marked up H.R. 2640,
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached another settlement with a company in Boise, Idaho, over allegations that it violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by unlawfully discriminating…Continue Reading A Cautionary Tale: IER Settles After Investigating Unlawful Discrimination Against U.S. Citizen During PERM Recruitment
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2023
- The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, on “The Biden Border Crisis: Part II.”The goal