DHS Proposes Ending Entrepreneur Rule for U.S. Entry

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule). In July 2017, DHS published a final rule to delay the implementation […]

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ICE Worksite Investigations Already Double Over Last Year

BREAKING NEWS: According to legal watchdog group JDSupra, ICE is planning a surge in I-9 audits this summer, to wit: “And the heightened worksite enforcement efforts will increase over the summer, according to ICE’s acting executive associate director for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). In addition to this increase in worksite investigations, criminal and administrative arrests […]

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USCIS, DOJ to Jointly Police Discrimination Against American Workers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that expands their collaboration to better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse, and discrimination by employers bringing foreign visa workers to the United States. This new effort improves the way the agencies share information, collaborate on cases, and train […]

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USCIS Launches E-Verify Website for Employers, Employees and General Public

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the launch of its new website, E-Verify.gov. This, says USCIS, is the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification. E-Verify.gov is for employers, employees and the general public. The website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment […]

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USCIS Begins Implementing Rule to Allow Foreign Entrepreneurs U.S. Entry

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), in accordance with a recent court decision. Although the IER was published during the previous administration with an effective date of July 17, 2017, it did not take effect because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final […]

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USCIS Releases Details of July 17 Revised I-9 Form

USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17. On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers […]

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New Form I-9 to Be Issued in July

A new version of the Form I-9, dated 07/17/2017 N, will become mandatory on Sept. 17, 2017, replacing the version dated 11/22/2016 N, which may continue to be used until Sept. 16, 2017. The International Entrepreneur Rule was published in the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Aug. 31, 2016, as a proposed rule […]

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USCIS to Issue Redesigned Green Cards

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. These redesigns use enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant […]

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New Form I-9 Must Be Used Starting Today

The revised “smart” version of the Employment Verification Form I-9 must be used beginning today, Jan. 22, even though it’s a Sunday and unlikely that many new hires would start work today. Form I-9 came about as a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, when President Ronald Reagan and the […]

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USCIS Publishes Long-Promised Highly Skilled Immigrant Rule

USCIS today published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents. This rule goes […]

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