Employment Verification

DHS has extended its I-9 flexibility provisions repeatedly since March 2020, and recently extended them once again until August 31, 2021. However, employers should start planning now for how they
Continue Reading Preparing for the End of the Form I-9 Flexibility Provisions and the Return of Compliance Enforcement

When hiring employees, it is important to assess whether there is technology or technical data the employee may have access to or utilize that are subject to U.S. export control
Continue Reading WEBINAR: Export Control Attestation – How to Navigate When Hiring an Employee Needing U.S. Immigration Sponsorship

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the temporary policy that relaxes Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification compliance requirements. The
Continue Reading DHS Extends Form I-9 Flexibility

As you may have read, many media outlets and other sources are reporting that the Trump Administration plans to issue an additional Proclamation or Executive Order (EO) in the coming
Continue Reading Possible Presidential Proclamation to Limit Entry of Foreign National Workers into the U.S. and additional regulatory measures on the Horizon

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced a three-prong approach to ensuring U.S. employers are hiring legally authorized workers. ICE’s strategy focuses on:

  • Compliance, through increased I-9 inspections, civil fines and referrals for debarment from immigration benefit programs like Labor Condition Applications and PERM Labor Certifications;
  • Enforcement, through arrests of not only of workers employed without proper authorization but also of the employers who hire them; and
  • Outreach, through the Ice Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program.


Continue Reading U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Releases Comprehensive Worksite Enforcement Strategy

work appBeginning Feb. 16, 2016, USCIS began reissuing receipt notices on Form I-797 to applicants who continue to have pending applications for renewed employment authorization (EAD applications) under certain categories that
Continue Reading USCIS Reissuing Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Receipt Notices for Certain EAD Categories Filed Between July 21, 2016 and Jan. 17, 2017

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On Nov. 18, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published its final rule to “modernize and improve” employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa programs.  As stated by DHS, the primary
Continue Reading Upgrade – DHS Finalizes Rules Affecting Employment-based Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa Programs

With Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s deadline to return incorrectly issued 3-year Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) quickly approaching, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has informed the public that it will
Continue Reading As 7/17/15 EAD Deadline Looms, USCIS Implements a Home Visit Policy to Retrieve Affected EADs