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Maria del Carmen Ramos to Serve as a Faculty Member for AILA’s Webinar on “Perfecting the Job Description: A Modern Artform”

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Tampa Partner Maria del Carmen Ramos will serve as a Faculty Member for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Education Department web seminar entitled “Perfecting the Job Description: A Modern Artform”. (more…)

Changes to the H-1B Program Are Coming

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On January 31, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced two major changes to the H-1B program. Under the final rule, which takes effect April 1, 2019, employers seeking to file H-1B petitions will now be required to first electronically register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a designated registration period. (more…)

Mechelle Zarou to present at Ohio Management Lawyers Association Meeting

Toledo partner Mechelle Zarou will present at the Ohio Management Lawyers Association (“OMLA”) meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2018 on Immigration Law Compliance, Audits and Raids. She will provide practical solutions for employment law attorneys who counsel their clients on I-9 compliance and audits, as well as workplace raids by Immigration Customs and Enforcement.

OMLA is an Ohio non-profit corporation made up of senior labor and employment attorneys whose practices are dedicated exclusively to representing management. Its stated purpose is “[t]o provide an organization and forum for the exchange of information, discussion of common issues and problems, and promotion of the administration of justice with respect to employment, labor, and other areas of law affecting employers.”

 

Rescission of H-4 EADs is Imminent

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Over the last few months, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have unabashedly and repeatedly stated that is the current administration’s intent to rescind employment authorization for H-4 visa status holders. (more…)

ICE Pledges a 400% Increase in Worksite Enforcement

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Employers should brace themselves as it begins to look like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) will be targeting them more and more in their neverending quest to ferret out undocumented workers. (more…)

Attorney Spotlight

Maria del Carmen Ramos, Partner, Handles all types of immigration matters for foreign nationals and large institutional clients, including routinely filing petitions for non-immigrant visas on behalf of employers, and advising and training employers on I-9 compliance.