Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently eased off of its record pace for commencing new I-9 inspections, employers can take no comfort.
Happy New Year!
This is part of an ongoing series through the end of the year where LXBN members reflect on the biggest legal development of the past five years. Today’s comes to us from Angelo A. Paparelli, author of Nation of Immigrators.
When President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations act on December 18, 2015, he not only funded the federal government through Fiscal Year 2016, but also enacted the ”Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act,” which was passed by the House in early December and incorporated into the appropriations bill.
The omnibus appropriations bill, which was passed last week, included a provision that increases L-1 and H-1B supplemental fees for companies with either 50 employees or more, or for those companies where more than 50% of all employees hold L-1 or H-1B status.
In an uninteresting turn of events last week, Congress has passed the Omnibus Bill, which contained a provision extending the EB-5 program until September 30, 2016, with no other changes to the program.
This blog is created with content straight from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and a Member Advisory which all background screening companies should read.
Since September 30, 2015 Congress has considered several immigration bills that would have completely overhauled the EB-5 program.
Congress has agreed to an omnibus appropriations bill, which contains a number of immigration-related provisions.