Background checks for employment screening purposes may contain different information. Most common would be the use of criminal history information, but there are times when an employer requests that their background screening vendor also provide credit history information for a job applicant or employee.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new proposed rule for entrepreneurs.
Chinese Passport Holders Who Have a 10-year B-1/B-2 Visa Must Have Valid EVUS Enrollment Beginning Nov. 29, 2016 to Enter the United States
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that, beginning Nov. 29, 2016, all Chinese passport holders who carry a 10-year visa B-1 (business visitor) and/or B-2 (tourist visa) must have a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment when traveling to the United States.
Congressional Spending Legislation Containing an Extension for the EB-5 Regional Center Program Passed in the House and Senate
Today, September 28, both the House and Senate have approved short-term federal spending legislation that contains an extension for the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
In an effort to further streamline the H-2B application process and make it less burdensome for employers, the Department of Labor has announced procedural changes to reduce the amount of documentation to demonstrate “temporary need.”
The Department of State is rolling out its “no four eyes” policy.
On Sept. 21, 2016, USCIS confirmed that the Dates for Filing Chart in the October 2016 Visa Bulletin should be used to determine eligibility to file both family-based and employment-based Adjustment of Status (AOS) applications.
Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – EB2 Worldwide Current in Oct; EB2 India and China Advance, but Remain Behind EB3; Visa Office On Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions
In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association).
On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, the Senate Majority Leader filed legislation to fund the Federal Government through Dec. 9.