The Immigration Law Blog provides updates and analysis of federal immigration law for individuals and companies. Topics include Deferred Action (Acción Diferida para Jóvenes), I-9 audits, H1-B processing, Nexus Frequent Travel Requirements , immigrant visas and more.
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The President issued an Executive Order late Friday, January 27, 2017, banning entry for people from certain countries for 90 days. The situation developed over the weekend and continues to develop. The order and the two that preceded it raise more questions than they answer. We are following the situation closely and are here to assist you. Read More »
President Trump issued Executive Orders affecting immigration policy on border and interior enforcement yesterday (January 25, 2017).
Below is a summary of the major provisions and advice we can offer at this time.
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The new version of the I-9 form is now required for all hires as of January 22, 2017. Read More »
Despite a wide variety of opinions about immigration, most people agree that a person who will benefit the national interest should be allowed to immigrate. While immigration law includes a path for immigration in the national interest, for many years it has been so narrow and circuitous that it frequently led to disappointment. Read More »
A new I-9 form was released this week, which will become mandatory on January 22, 2017. We've identified a few bugs and tricky provisions employers should be aware of. Read More »
The election of Donald Trump to the presidency will undoubtedly change immigration processes, and could change immigration laws. While it is too early to know anything for certain, we are carefully monitoring developments and are in touch with national groups who are also following closely, as well as advocating for reasonable results. Read More »
Two Davis Brown immigration attorneys, Lori Chesser, department chair, and Nikki Mordini, senior shareholder, presented at the 13th Annual Organization of Bar Investigators Conference on October 5. Read More »
Employers complying with the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") by filing Form 1095-C increasingly face another question: Are they in compliance with their I-9 obligations? Read More »
Both F-1 students and employers have been following the litigation over the F-1 OPT (optional practical training) program. We had good news in March that the government published regulations complying with the judge's order to implement the STEM OPT program. The rule will take effect May 10, 2016. Read More »
The H-1B "cap" petition filing deadline is quickly approaching. As a reminder, this is the national deadline for submitted petitions to sponsor workers in "specialty occupations" for those positions that are subject to the numerical limitation or "cap" for H-1B visas each federal fiscal year. Read More »
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