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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…)

Looking into our Crystal Ball to Plan Ahead for H-1B Season

Maria del Carmen Ramos

It’s hard to believe that H-1B season is around the corner! United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2019 on Monday, April 2, 2018. As such, employers should start immediately identifying current and future employees who will require sponsorship for new H-1B petitions. (more…)

USCIS Will Once Again Start Requiring In-Person Interviews for Employment Based Adjustment of Status Applicants

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that pursuant to President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” it would begin requiring in-person interviews for adjustment of status applications based on employment effective October 1. (more…)

Alert: New Form I-9 is Now Available

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) released yet another updated version of the Form I-9. While employers are encouraged to start using the new Form I-9, employers are permitted to continue to use the Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 until September 17.  As of September 18, 2017, however, employers are required to use the latest version of the Form I-9, dated 07/17/17 N. (more…)