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Immigration Compliance Alert: Increase in Fines for Immigration Related Violations Takes Effect on August 1, 2016

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Up until 2008, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) focused its enforcement efforts almost exclusively on¬†undocumented workers. For instance, ICE made 6,000 workforce enforcement strategy-related arrests in 2008; only 135 of them involved employers. (more…)

USCIS Has Finished Returning Unselected H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On July 8, 2016, U.S. Immigration¬†& Citizenship Services (“USCIS”) announced that it had returned all unselected H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year 2017¬†not selected by its lottery. (more…)