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New York Seeks To Add Protections For Discrimination And Retaliation Based On Immigration Status
The New York State Legislature recently approved changes to state law addressing prohibited retaliation in employment, and to vehicle and traffic laws
United States
25 Jul 2019
Trump Administration Announces Plan For Immigration Reform
In an announcement on Thursday, May 16, 2019, President Trump unveiled an outline of his new legislative plan to modernize the nation's immigration framework, promising to "establish[] a new legal immigration system
United States
4 Jun 2019
Potential Changes To U.S.-Canadian Border Policy
On April 25, 2019, the AILA issued a practice alert announcing that the nationwide immigration association had "been in discussions with CBP related to what appeared to be an unannounced policy change in L-1...
United States
23 May 2019
DOL Issues Guidance On Complying With The H-1B LCA Posting Requirement Electronically
Citing a rise in the use of electronic communications in the workplace and an increase in the number of employers providing documents to employees electronically.
United States
8 Apr 2019
H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates For FY 2020
Employers seeking to sponsor H-1B workers for fiscal year 2020 can begin filing petitions on April 1, 2019, for a start date of October 1, 2019.
United States
13 Mar 2019
E-Verify Procedures During The Government Shutdown
When the federal government partially shut down on December 22, 2018, so did E-Verify, the online system for verifying a new hire's eligibility to work.
United States
18 Jan 2019
Potential Immigration Consequences For Workers And Investors In The Canadian Cannabis Industry
Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana effective October 17, 2018. Although many American states have loosened their marijuana restrictions, including those on the U.S.-Canada...
United States
26 Nov 2018
Visa Denial Results In Imminent Deportation For Foreign Nationals
Earlier this month, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum providing guidance on Executive Order 13768 ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
District Court Preliminarily Enjoins Some Components Of California Sanctuary Laws Impacting Employers
On July 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained a partial victory in its challenge of California's Immigrant Worker Protection Act ("Assembly Bill 450" or "AB 450") ...
United States
19 Jul 2018
SCOTUS Upholds Travel Restrictions
On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the travel ban implemented by the Trump Administration in September 2017.
United States
9 Jul 2018
USCIS And DOJ Partner To Protect U.S. Workers From Hiring Policies That Favor Foreign Visa Workers
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have partnered to establish a framework to efficiently manage and maintain information sharing to better detect...
United States
18 May 2018
USCIS Issues Changes To Off-Site Placement Of STEM OPT F-1 Visa Holders
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently made subtle changes to its eligibility definitions for companies seeking to employ STEM OPT F-1 visa holders.
United States
11 May 2018
DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions On Employers' Ability To Allow ICE Into The Workplace
The Immigrant Worker Protection Act became effective on January 1, 2018.
United States
14 Mar 2018
H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates For FY 2019
USCIS accepted petitions for the first five business days before announcing that it had received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions and that the cap was closed.
United States
9 Feb 2018
2018 Begins With Early Signs Of Increased Worksite Enforcement Action
As it signaled in late 2017,1 the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's investigative arm)...
United States
11 Jan 2018
Employers Should Prepare Now For Increased ICE Enforcement
Increased immigration enforcement and a reduction in illegal entry into the United States remain among the Trump administration's highest priorities.
United States
10 Nov 2017
USCIS's Updated Policy On Adjudications Of Nonimmigrant Worker Visa Petitions Rescinds Former Deferential Policy
On October 23, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") rescinded policy guidelines in effect since April 2004 regarding requests for the extension ...
United States
2 Nov 2017
New Law Governs Immigrant Worksite Enforcement Actions In California
On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 450 ("AB 450"), imposing new requirements for public and private employers regarding immigration worksite enforcement actions ...
United States
24 Oct 2017
New Presidential Proclamation Restricts Travel From Eight Countries
On September 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a "Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States...
United States
28 Sep 2017
New Form I-9 to Take Effect Soon
Many of the changes are subtle, focusing on revising the form's instructions and wording, and clarifying the list of acceptable documents.
United States
30 Aug 2017
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