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  • Article: Corporate Corner: Immigration Compliance for Employers, Part 2 No-Match Letters – Trends & Tips for Employers By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal

    Corporate Corner: Immigration Compliance for Employers, Part 2 No-Match Letters – Trends & Tips for Employers by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal Along with an uptick in I-9 work authorization verification audits, discussed in Part 1, there has been a surge in employers receiving “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA). One practitioner notes that a single firm received 2,500 no-match letters. What is an employer liable for, and what to do? Does receipt of a no-match letter constitute construct...
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  • Article: Corporate Corner: Immigration Compliance for Employers, Part 1 I-9 Audits – Trends & Tips for Employers By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal

    Corporate Corner: Immigration Compliance for Employers, Part 1 I-9 Audits – Trends & Tips for Employers by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal There has been a noticeable surge in audits of employers’ I-9 work authorization verification forms, conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). There was a significant increase in I-9 audits and related enforcement activities in fiscal year (FY) 2018, and FY 2019 appears to be following that trend, with 5,000 I-9 audit letters sent to employers recently. E...
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  • Article: Corporate Corner: H-1B and L-1A/B Visas Are Getting Harder To Obtain By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal

    Corporate Corner: H-1B and L-1A/B Visas Are Getting Harder To Obtain by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal As many in the field have observed, obtaining an H-1B or L-1B/A visa, along with other visa types, has become more difficult in the wake of President Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order. Most notable has been an increase in denials and requests for evidence (RFEs), which are serving as an end-run around the usual pathway to change through law, regulation, and policy...
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  • Article: USCIS Announces 7 International Offices Will Remain Open Despite Overall Shutdown By Andrew Patterson

    USCIS Announces 7 International Offices Will Remain Open Despite Overall Shutdown by Andrew Patterson U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released more details about its plan to close its international offices. In an August 9 memorandum, USCIS clarified that all but seven of its 23 international offices will be shuttered within the next year. USCIS’s International Operations Division has a diverse mission, encompassing everything from processing ur...
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  • Article: Immigration Enforcement Expanding Its Use of Mass Surveillance By Melissa Cruz

    Immigration Enforcement Expanding Its Use of Mass Surveillance by Melissa Cruz U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is preparing to expand its use of facial recognition technology to screen everyone entering the United States through borders and ports of entry. The border enforcement agency is searching for a private vendor to upgrade a sweeping range of its technological systems and recently put out a request for quotes. CBP plans to replace its existing security syst...
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  • Article: New Public Charge Rule Imposes Wealth Test on Newcomers By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    New Public Charge Rule Imposes Wealth Test on Newcomers by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final version of its new “public charge” regulation on Monday morning. The rule would make it easier for the government to deny a green card or visa to immigrants it believes are likely to receive certain public benefits in the future. This would make it significantly harder for immigrants who aren’t already successful to come to ...
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  • Article: Trump Administration Moves to ‘Disband and Destroy’ Immigration Judges Union By Melissa Cruz

    Trump Administration Moves to ‘Disband and Destroy’ Immigration Judges Union by Melissa Cruz Immigration judges around the country are denouncing the Trump administration’s latest move to “disband and destroy” their union. The judges’ union has been openly critical of the administration’s immigration enforcement agenda. The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition to the Federal Labor Relations Authority on Friday asking to revoke the National Association of Im...
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  • Article: New Public Charge Rule Coming Out on August 14, 2019, Not Retroactive for Cases Submitted Before 10/15/19 and ACA Subsidized Health Insurance Outside of Medicaid not Considered a Public Benefit By Alan Lee, Esq.

    New Public Charge Rule Coming Out on August 14, 2019, Not Retroactive for Cases Submitted Before 10/15/19 and ACA Subsidized Health Insurance Outside of Medicaid not Considered a Public Benefit by Alan Lee, Esq. I have not read the advance copy of the final rule as it is over 800 pages, so this is not a comprehensive summary and is only based on reading the regulation itself and not the comments save for those dealing with health insurance. This can best be used as a q...
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  • Aug 13 - More Mileage For Your Articles

    Aug 13 - More Mileage For Your Articles

    Comment: More Mileage For Your Articles Immigration Daily is always looking for articles written for immigration law professionals. If you are a writer, it means super-fast turnaround time for the dissemination of your thoughts - typically just one business day. We encourage all who wish to reach an audience among our 35,000+ readers including immigration professionals, journalists, scholars, employers, government officials and immigrants. If you have already written an article (for your website/blog ...
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  • Article: What You May Have Missed in the New EB-5 Regulation By H. Ronald Klasko

    Article: What You May Have Missed in the New EB-5 Regulation By H. Ronald Klasko

    What You May Have Missed in the New EB-5 Regulation by H. Ronald Klasko We all know what the new EB-5 regulation states about increased investment amounts, TEAs, priority date retention, and some I-829 issues. However, how many of you reading this blog noticed the following? Priority Date Retention If the investor’s EB-5 petition is approved, but there is fraud or misappropriation of funds by the regional center, NCE or project, the investor retains his priority date. If there is ...
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