Getting an H-1B nonimmigrant visa for new employment with a private employer in the United States has become an obstacle course that now even requires winning a lottery. The process has become so complicated that H-1B beneficiaries lucky enough to find a bona fide offer of employment, win the visa lottery, and actually have their case approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) still cannot start to work in H-1B status until October 1, 2014.
Before undocumented children can attempt to have a normal childhood in the United States, they face a challenge more daunting than anti-immigration protesters and detention centers. That challenge is the American legal system.
This past week the US Department of State announced, through its Bureau of Consular Affairs, that Embassies and Consulates are experiencing technical problems with the passport and visa system.
In a May 1, 2014 opinion (here), District of Kansas Judge Sam A. Crow, applying Illinois law, held that neither the EPL insurance coverage part nor the D&O insurance coverage part of a restaurant company’s management liability insurance policy covered the defense fees incurred or the forfeiture amount ordered in an immigration enforcement proceeding that resulted in the company’s entry of a guilty plea to a criminal charge.
The Department of Justice, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) assessed an I-9 related penalty of over $228,000 to a Georgia construction company.
Behind the inflammatory headlines and pro-and anti-immigration protests, undocumented migrants were granted a small win in California that went unnoticed in the mainstream media.
In our previous blog, we speculated about whether the recent letters Alabama employers have been receiving from the Alabama Departement of Labor regarding alleged “incorrect/invalid” social security numbers was an attempt to enforce the Alabama Immigration Act.
On July 16, 2014 representatives from three federal agencies will provide their perspective on current policies and best practices to reduce barriers to employment for individuals with past criminal arrests or convictions.
Linda A. Brandmiller, chair of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Laws Related to Immigration and Nationality and director of ASI, Asociacion de Servicios Para el Inmigrante, recently answered questions via email from the Texas Bar Journal about the current humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border.
Some Alabama employers recently received an interesting letter from the Alabama Department of Labor that goes something like this: