Immigration

Memo
22-203
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

CWC’s written comments to the Department of Homeland Security argue that two years of positive experience by employers is more than enough to justify making permanent the current temporary policy of allowing I-9 verifications to be completed remotely


Memo
22-200
Thursday, October 20, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency within the Department of Homeland Security has announced that employers should continue to use the current version of the employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” until further notice, even t


Memo
22-197
Monday, October 17, 2022

A federal appeals court has ruled that the 2012 executive action taken by the Obama Administration to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was unlawful, and therefore the program itself is unlawful. That’s not the end of the stor


Memo
22-194
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Biden Administration has revised a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier for the government to deny legal immigration status to a migrant based on whether the person could be considered a “public charge.” As with the Trump rule it replace


Memo
22-189
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice announced recently that it had reached settlements with some 20 different employers to resolve discrimination allegations brought under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


Memo
22-166
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Biden Administration has issued a final rule codifying the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into regulation, but it still remains unclear as to whether the program will ultimately survive legal challenges.


Memo
22-156
Monday, August 22, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has proposed a rule that will allow USCIS to continue a temporary policy of allowing remote I-9 verifications. CWC will be filing comments on the proposal, and we encoura


Memo
22-145
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

According to data obtained by CWC from Immigration and Customs Enforcement pursuant to a FOIA request, the number of worksite investigations, including routine I-9 audits, dropped dramatically during the first year of the Biden Administration.


Memo
22-109
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

CWC’s written comments to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency support its proposed changes to the Form I-9 that we believe will streamline the I-9 process as well as lessen paperwork burdens for employers.


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
22-012
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
22-013
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
22-003
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.


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