Despite efforts by the Biden Administration to overcome legal deficiencies in the DACA program by issuing formal regulations, a federal trial court has ruled once again that the program is fatally flawed, putting DACA’s ultimate fate in jeopardy unle
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. In conjunction with the recent release of a new I-9 form and implementation of a new remote verification option, CWC has updated our popular Form I-9 Process Outline.
The appeals court found that a company policy that required employees to have permanent work authorization did not intentionally discriminate against a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in violation of “Section
A new program recently launched in Canada allows foreign workers in the U.S. with an H-1B visa to live and work in Canada, with a much faster route to permanent resident status. The instant popularity of the program underscores the flaws in the U.S.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has issued a new I-9 form that employers must begin using by November 1 of this year. The new version is very similar to the proposed form that USCIS published for public comment last year.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule that will permit employers that participate in the government’s E-Verify program and that took advantage of the temporary remote verification policy to continue to conduct I-9 verifications
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the temporary policy adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic that allows employers to conduct electronic I-9 verifications for remote new hires will end on July 31. As a result, affected
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that administers the nation’s legal immigration system, has announced that it received more than enough electronic registrations during its recently held annual H-1B visa lottery and has n
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced recently that employers that want to file H-1B visa petitions on behalf of foreign worker beneficiaries for the FY 2024 visa allotment can begin registering for the visa lottery on March
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that administers the country’s legal immigration system, is proposing to increase fees on visa applications, including employment-based visas. In one example, fe
Three enforcement settlements announced recently by the Department of Justice confirm that the agency is prepared to go after employers that violate the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act during the I-9 process.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Our update summarizes recent developments regarding the popular H-1B visa program.
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.
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.
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