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Immigration Policies’ Impact Extending to Employers
October 30, 2018
The Trump Administration has under taken significant efforts to impact immigration policies  through executive action.
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USCIS recent policy changes, Part 1: USCIS extends premium processing suspension, reverses course on NTA issuance, and announces new RFE policy
August 29, 2018
On Tuesday, August 28, USCIS announced a broader suspension of premium processing for H-1B petitions filed by employers.
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Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban
June 26, 2018
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on individuals from predominantly Muslim nations to be lawful.
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Is Immigration Status a Protected Class? Yes.
June 25, 2018
With the recent chaos on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Congress’s continuing failure to resolve the months-long controversy over the Dreamers, immigration continues to be a hugely divisive topic across the country.
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What are your Rights When ICE Arrives at Your Workplace?
June 14, 2018
A visit from the Unites States Customs and Immigration Services (or “ICE” as it’s commonly known) is stressful for most organizations.
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Presented With Fraudulent Employment Documentation?
March 20, 2018
The fines levied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for hiring undocumented workers can be severe. They range up to $2,000 per worker for a first time offense and up to $10,000 per worker for a third offense. It’s something no employer wants to face.
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Start Planning Now For The Upcoming H-1B Visa Filing Deadline
January 19, 2018
Employers looking to hire foreign workers in certain professional positions that require an H-1B visa would be wise to begin the process early in 2018.
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Federal Injunction Results in Reinstatement of DACA Application
January 15, 2018
In response to last week’s nationwide injunction entered by Judge William Alsup of the Federal District Court in San Francisco, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Saturday that it has resumed acceptance of renewal requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program benefits from eligible individuals.
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Immigration: Are Changes to H-1B Extensions Beyond the 6th Year Imminent?
January 5, 2018
Over the last two days, the media has been reporting that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering aggressive new measures that would potentially reduce or eliminate certain H-1B extensions available under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century (AC21) Act to individuals seeking green cards who are in lengthy backlogs.
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Tree Service Agrees to Largest Ever Settlement for Hiring Unauthorized Workers
December 5, 2017
The name Asplundh is synonymous with the orange trucks seen in communities throughout the United States performing various tree and vegetation management services.  In fact, the Philadelphia-based company is one of the nation’s largest privately owned companies. They recently agreed to the largest ever settlement, $95 million, for having hired individuals who were not eligible to work in the U.S.
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October Immigration Update: H-1B premium processing, new interview requirements, and I-9 update
October 4, 2017
A Roundup of recent updates.
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7th Circuit Ruling Halts Trump’s Threat to Withhold Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities
September 27, 2017
On September 15, the City of Chicago successfully obtained a preliminary injunction to enjoin U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions from leveraging federal funds against “sanctuary cities” to enforce compliance with new immigration policy conditions. The 7th Circuit’s ruling applies nationwide and took effect immediately.
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Dec 14

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Dec 13

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Dec 12

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