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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…)

Alert: USCIS to Release New Form I-9

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Just as employers were becoming used to the new Form I-9 released in January of this year, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced that it will be releasing yet another updated version of the Form I-9 on July 17. (more…)

DHS Freezes Implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule and Threatens to Repeal It

Maria del Carmen Ramos

In a surprising move to the startup community, the Trump administration has moved to delay and possibly repeal a rule that would help foreign entrepreneurs launching foreign startups apply for parole status to work in the United States. (more…)

The Implementation of Travel Ban 2.0: What Now?

Maria del Carmen Ramos

By now, most of you have heard that the United States Supreme Court ruled to reinstate President Trump’s revised travel ban in part. But what does this really mean? (more…)

Alert: USCIS Conducts Random H-1B Lottery for FY 2018

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Today, after receiving 199,000 petitions, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it conducted its lottery (a computer-generated random selection process) on April 11 to select the H-1B petitions that it will adjudicate for the 65,000 general-cap and 20,000 master’s cap visas available for FY 2018. (more…)