Immigration

Memo
22-091
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In a positive development for employers that have implemented telework policies in response to COVID-19, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has extended its temporary policy allowing remote inspection of I-9 documents until October


Memo
22-071
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, as part of the periodic approval process required for renewal of government forms, is proposing some changes to the I-9 form designed to streamline it. We’d like to hear


Memo
22-051
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Our update summarizes recent developments regarding the popular H-1B visa program.


Memo
22-027
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced recently that the electronic registration period for an employer to participate in the fiscal year 2023 H-1B visa lottery will begin on March 1 and last until March 18.


Memo
22-028
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The online “Contractor Portal” to register with OFCCP’s new Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface opened on February 1, but many questions about how covered federal contractors will have to come.


Memo
22-013
Thursday, January 20, 2022

A change to the self-identification forms being pushed out by a few HRIS vendors has created some confusion regarding whether the race/ethnicity reporting categories have changed.


Memo
22-012
Thursday, January 20, 2022

A rule issued by the Trump Administration that would have changed the annual H-1B visa lottery to prioritize higher paid visa beneficiaries has been rescinded by the Biden Administration in the wake of a court ruling finding the rule had been unlawfu


Memo
22-003
Thursday, January 6, 2022

CWC has filed comments with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that administers the I-9 verification process, urging USCIS to make permanent a current temporary policy that allows employers to conduct I-9 verifications remotely.


Memo
21-234
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that administers the H-1B visa program that gives work authorization to foreign workers in “specialty occupations,” has conducted an unprecedented third visa lottery because not enough vis


Memo
21-212
Thursday, October 28, 2021

CWC has filed written comments with the Labor Department’s Veterans Employment and Training Service in support of that agency’s announced intent to extend the HIRE Vets Medallion Program for another three years. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program, which


Memo
21-203
Monday, October 18, 2021

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has instructed the DHS sub-agencies responsible for immigration enforcement to stop controversial workplace raids and instead focus on going after employers that knowingly hire and exploit


Memo
21-193
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Biden Administration has issued a proposed rule to codify the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program in order to rectify procedural deficiencies that occurred when the program was established by the Obama Administration in 2012.


Memo
21-190
Monday, September 27, 2021

The Biden Administration was prepared to allow a Trump-era rule changing the way in which H-1B visa applications are prioritized to go into effect, but a federal court has now held the rule is invalid.


Memo
21-164
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

A lawsuit raising the question of whether Civil War-era statute Section 1981 protects beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from discrimination based on alienage has settled, leaving open for now the underlying legal que


Memo
21-158
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced recently that it has conducted a second H-1B visa lottery, presumably because it did not receive enough visa petitions after the first lottery in March. Employers selected in the second l


Memo
21-150
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Two recent developments that impact the H-1B visa program used by many employers suggest that the program is likely to remain in flux into the foreseeable future.


Memo
21-144
Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Obama-Era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is once again in legal jeopardy after a federal court in Texas ruled last week that DACA was established unlawfully.


Memo
21-128
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

By partisan votes, the House and Senate have invoked the Congressional Review Act to rescind new rules issued by the EEOC earlier this year that were designed to bring some consistency to the agency’s conciliation process.


Memo
21-127
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that foreign nationals legally residing in the U.S. under so-called Temporary Protected Status cannot apply for a green card (permanent resident status) if they originally entered the country illegally.


Memo
21-101
Monday, May 17, 2021

So-called no-match letters, sent when social security records did not jibe with W-2 information, could alert employers that they might be employing undocumented migrants. Social Security now says it has a better, less controversial solution for helpi


Memo
21-095
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

In response to high member interest, CWC held a virtual roundtable recently to allow members to discuss various I-9 compliance issues that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. Please note that we are ready to schedule a virtual roundtable on any


Memo
21-078
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

CWC’s memo covers the latest developments related to the popular H-1B visa program.


Memo
21-036
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Employers seeking H-1B visas are still subject to the current lottery system after the Biden Administration delayed a Trump rule scheduled to go into effect next month that would have made major changes to the selection process.


Memo
21-024
Monday, February 1, 2021

Right up until the end, the Trump Administration continued its efforts to change the popular “H-1B” visa program to eliminate alleged abuses. The final attempts are not likely to succeed, however.


Memo
20-220
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Trump Administration is proposing to revamp the H-1B visa program by scrapping the current randomized lottery for choosing visa registrations and replacing it with a selection process that would prioritize visas based on the highest salaries offe


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