Analysis of new data obtained from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) reveals a dramatic increase in the number of L-1B Non Immigrant visa petitions filed, approved and denied, as well as the number of Requests for Evidence (“RFEs”) issued by the two Service Centers responsible for processing L-1 petitions, the California Service Center (“CSC”) and the Vermont Service Center (“VSC”).
House Member Introduces Bi-Partisan Immigration Legislation to Enhance, Augment the EB-5 Regional Center Program
On March 6, 2014, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO), along with Representative Joe Garcia (D-FL), Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ) and Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV), introduced The American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2014.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced that Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for eligible Haitians will be extended for an additional 18 months, from July 23, 2014, to January 22, 2016.
The Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices is warning employers not to use forensic tools or techniques to assess the validity of any document presented for identification and employment authorization, or apply a different level of scrutiny based on the type of document presented by the employee or the citizenship status or national origin of the employee when completing the Form I-9 or in the course of an internal compliance audit of I-9s.
On February 28, 2014 the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State jointly announced the designation of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
It’s not uncommon for employers to employ workers on various non-immigrant visas. Recently, a high profile case finally settled but it cost the former McDonald’s franchisee a hefty sum as well as a lot of bad publicity.
Imagine you’re the general counsel of Coca Cola (or of any other company that takes great pains to safeguard the internal secrets that endow the organization with competitive advantages over other firms in the same industry).
The Acting Assistant Inspector General for Audits with the DHS Office of the Inspector General, Mark Bell, has made three recommendations for improving ICE’s implementation of its worksite enforcement strategy based on an audit of the agency (www.oig.dhs.gov).
China is Australia’s largest market for international students. According to the Australian international education research, Australian places Chinese graduates on the labour market with employment advantages in China.