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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…)

Clarifying Muddied Waters: Making Sense of President Trump’s January 27 Executive Order

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Maria del Carmen Ramos

The Immigration Bulletin was created to help our clients adapt to constantly evolving immigration laws, regulations, and policies. To do so, we strive to provide clients access to the latest information. (more…)

OSC Issues Guidance to Employers Related to Immigration Questions During the Hiring Process

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Generally, employers face a difficult balancing act when attempting to comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provisions, on the one hand, and manage their bottom line, on the other hand. (more…)

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…)

Fifth Circuit Ruling Upholds Injunction Against the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

In a 2-1 ruling, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on the grounds that the lawsuit filed by a coalition of 26 states opposing the implementation of the President’s Executive Actions was likely to succeed at trial. See State of Texas v. U.S., No. 15-40238 (5th Cir. Nov. 9 2015). (more…)