Canada, much like the United States, has adopted increasingly protectionist immigration policies that are intended to strengthen the Canadian economy by restricting both temporary resident and permanent residency applications.
Terabytes of text have already been generated in the course of extolling or excoriating President Obama for his November 20 Executive Actions on Immigration.
In our blog post on November 17, 2014, we summarized the substance of the White House announcement laying out a number of executive actions that President Obama is taking to address the fact that nearly twelve million illegal immigrants currently reside in the United States.
Much has been reported regarding President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA). And, of course, there is still uncertainty regarding when and exactly what measures will be implemented by the Immigration Service.
USCIS has issued a notice about the steps that it is taking to implement President Obama’s immigration executive action with regard to deferred action, provisional waivers and the modernization of legal immigration.
A new year brings new challenges and opportunities, especially for U.S. employers, and it is now time to begin considering filing H-1B petitions for prospective new foreign national employees.
How would you respond if a valued, long-time employee notified you that she has a new social security number (SSN) and/or an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) that includes different information about her than in your current records?
Knowingly Employing Unauthorized Workers – Can You Give Employees a Second Chance to Provide Valid I-9 Documentation?
Knowingly employing an unauthorized worker is prohibited by federal law. As a result, I-9 audits are a necessary part of doing business, as the penalties for noncompliance are too severe to ignore this fact.
H-1B cap season is upon us, but will the H-1B cap be increased? You may have heard of the “I-Squared Act of 2015” (aka the “Immigration Innovation Act of 2015” or S. 153), introduced in the Senate in mid-January.