The President’s Immigration Announcement: One Small Step for Business, One Giant Leap for the Undocumented

By | Law and the Workplace | November 25, 2014
The President’s Immigration Announcement: One Small Step for Business, One Giant Leap for the Undocumented

While the press and the public focuses on the titanic battle between Congress and the President as to his Executive power and directives that might impact the status of millions of undocumented aliens, the business community is parsing through the series of initiatives that the President has proposed to assist in legal immigration and unfortunately, does not find very much there.

How Will the White House Announcement On Immigration Affect Your Company?

By | Labor & Employment Law Blog | November 24, 2014

Most companies will be impacted by the immigration initiatives announced by the White House this week.  It will take up to several months for the initiatives to be implemented in order to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) time to ramp up.  And some of the initiatives are aspirational in nature so the end result and timing is unclear at this time.

Alabama Employers Will Face Issues As a Result of President Obama’s Executive Action

By | Immigration Law Journal | November 24, 2014

By virtue of President Obama’s executive action, there will be more potential work-authorized employees to hire.  The executive action increased the number of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries, who are eligible for employment authorization if they file a petition and receive an Employment Authorization Document I-766. 

Immigration Developments for Highly Skilled Workers: Changes the Business Community Can Expect from Obama’s Immigration Action

By | Immigration Law | November 24, 2014

On Thursday, November 20th, coinciding with President Obama’s announcement regarding his forthcoming executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memo to the directors of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directing the agencies to take action on the president’s announcements.

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux

By | Federal Regulations Advisor | November 23, 2014
Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux

President Obama (POTUS) finally moved last week to alter immigration policy by signing an executive order and issuing two memoranda, and amid all the political debate over the action, some legal questions need serious answers.