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.
It probably falls into the category of cult classic, but one of my favorite movies is 2000’s “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” starring George Clooney.
A path to state citizenship for non-citizen New Yorkers, including undocumented residents, is under consideration by the New York legislature.
Technical Problems Continue for Passport and Visa Issuance As Department of State’s Database System Still Not Fully Operational
The U.S. Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), a system critical to visa issuance operations, is continuing to experience technical problems, which is limiting the State Department’s visa processing capacity. As a result, are widespread delays in nonimmigrant visa issuance worldwide.
New Jersey is the latest state to enact a ban the box measure applicable to employers. Meaning, employers cannot ask about a job applicant’s criminal history on the initial job application.