By Richard Yemm, Esq.
Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about filling out an I-9, the eagerly anticipated (at least in our office) two-page Form I-9 was finally released on Friday (March 8, 2013) amid much fanfare and excitement (in our office).. Although the old (02/02/09 and 08/07/09) versions of the form can . . . → Read More: Are Your I-9s in Order? Five Improvements to the New Form I-9 to Help Employers!
By: Joseph J. Shepherd, Esq.
As the deadline for Congressional action to avoid sequestration approaches, U.S. immigration authorities outline the consequences of the automatic budget cuts to our already overloaded immigration infrastructure, and take action to prepare for the worst.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stated yesterday that as a result of sequestration, Customs and Border . . . → Read More: Automatic Budget Cuts To Inundate Already Overloaded U.S. Immigration System
By: Richard Yemm, Esq.
On Friday, the USCIS gave additional details of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) process. While the new guidance certainly clarified some areas, it also raised some additional problems and pitfalls that could affect potential DREAMer applicants if they are not first properly informed. Given the perceived simplicity of the eligibility criteria, . . . → Read More: Five reasons why you should consider attorney assistance before submitting your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) application
By Sarah Baker, Esq.
In an era when state and local governments are struggling for resources and facing deep budget cuts due to shrinking tax revenues, the Federal Government is now doling out millions of dollars it has collected from employers found to have violated laws relating to the hiring of undocumented workers. Recently, the Department . . . → Read More: Immigration Enforcement Against Employers of Undocumented Workers is a “Cash Cow” for State and Local Agencies!