On May 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially announced that the United States will offer employment authorization to H-4 spouses of H-1B specialty occupation workers, under certain conditions.
Employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual hired.
A China lawyer friend just sent me a link to a China Visa FAQs page with the suggestion that our running it might prove helpful to our readers. He’s got that right.
DHS Acts to Provide Work Authorization to More Individuals and Streamline the Work Authorization Process for Others
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it is pushing forward proposals to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants.
In April 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) introduced electronic Forms I-94, enabling nonimmigrants entering the U.S. via air and sea to easily access their Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Records online. As of May 1, 2014, this electronic system has been expanded to provide access to an individual’s full arrival and departure history for the past five years.
There’s already been quite a bit of media attention around the fact that Swift Transportation Company (Swift) agreed to a $4.4 million settlement to settle a class action lawsuit which alleged that the company failed to inform job applicants about their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as their alleged failure to follow the FCRA in other respects.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) adjudicators have been giving heightened scrutiny to U.S. employers’ I-129 Petitions for L-1B status on behalf of “intracompany transferees.”
On April 23, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — the component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that administers the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program — held an important “Listening Session” with the stakeholder community.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Employee Information Sheet (M-1116) which employers can provide new hires prior to completion of the Form I-9.
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (“SEVP”) unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responsible for approval and oversight to schools authorized to enroll F and M nonimmigrant students.