The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its FY 2014 statistics on prevailing wage determinations for U.S. employers in connection with the sponsorship for foreign workers.
The new federal fiscal year begins on October 1, bringing an infusion of visa numbers. Recently, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, recently shared his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association).
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: SORNA Good Cause Conflict; H-2B Limbo; & FCC Net Neutrality / Fast Lane Comment Avalanche
Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit joined the intercircuit conflict over the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) validity of the Attorney General’s regulations applying the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) to offenses committed prior to SORNA’s effective date.
The news about Grand American Hotel paying $1.95 million to settle ICE fines because some of its managers created employment agencies to rehire unauthorized workers is a reminder to employers that you can’t do indirectly what you can’t do directly.
E-Verify is an online application that allows participating employers to verify electronically the employment eligibility of new hires. It is jointly operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
It is almost October 1st, when thousands of new H-1B visas will become effective with the onset of the US government’s 2015 fiscal year.
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 2751, a “clean up” bill that expands the bases and remedies for immigrant-related retaliation, and clarifies the penalty and employee information provisions of AB 263 and SB 666.
Form I-9 Preparors – USCIS is Using New Ink Color for Certain Documents Which May Be Used for the Form I-9
If you prepare Forms I-9 for your company, note that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has switched the color of ink it uses to stamp certain documents that could be used for I-9 purposes from red to blue ink.
With comprehensive immigration reform legislation no longer a realistic possibility for the foreseeable future, the focus of advocates for reform has shifted to executive actions the President may take unilaterally to implement immigration policy changes.
House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisis
House Republicans have passed a bill to suspend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program established by the Obama administration in 2012 that protects from deportation certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children and allows individuals to obtain employment authorization documents if certain conditions are met.