E-Verify Shutdown Avoided with Short-term Funding Extension

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DHS Short-term Funding Approved; Immediate E-Verify Shutdown Avoided Congress has reached a short-term agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through  Friday, 3/6 and E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted at this time as was reported as a possibility in our previous post, DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in the News – E-Verify Implications. Please [Read More…]

DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in the News – E-Verify Implications

e-verify update

Funding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) along with President Obama’s executive order on immigration remain hot topics in the news and areas to keep a close watch on.  With the deadline to fund DHS fast approaching, the Republican and Democrat public disagreement over the immigration amendments are key.  Reuters reports that DHS has [Read More…]

E-Verify Mandate to Come? Survey Says…

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Last week U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took a fairly big step toward determining the fate of the much rumored E-Verify mandate.  While the details and any  timelines for a potential E-Verify mandate are still to be determined, USCIS is looking to hear from E-Verify Employers.  On February 11, 2015, USCIS published a notice [Read More…]

New I-9 Anywhere – Designed for Remote Employee I-9 Compliance

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New I-9 Anywhere Solution Designed to Ensure Remote Employee Compliance As organizations evolve towards a more flexible workplace environment, employers find themselves hiring more and more remote employees that are either located throughout the U.S, work in a satellite office, or work from home many miles away from their human resource department. This changing workplace landscape [Read More…]

Webinar: Remote I-9 legal challenges/2015 Immigration & Compliance trends

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Montserrat Miller, partner at Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP, was online recently to discuss I-9 challenges for remote hires and also provide her forecast for 2015 trends in immigration issues. Montserrat, a well-known immigration attorney and expert on Form I-9 compliance issues, discussed the issues at a one-hour webinar. Among the topics: Remote hires – completion of the Form [Read More…]

Expanded DACA Date Set

e-verify update

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions related to immigration.  One of these involves expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to people of any current age who entered the United States before the age of 16 and lived in the United States continuously since [Read More…]

Syria and El Salvador – Temporary Protected Status Extensions

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Over the course of the past year, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State have been reviewing the conditions in Syria. Due to the ongoing conflicts that prevent its nationals from returning safely, Jeh Johnson (Secretary of Homeland Security) redesignated Syria and provided an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  Additionally, [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Bulletin: Immigration Reform

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President Obama’s Executive Actions:  What They Mean for Employers President Obama’s recent executive actions could allow as many as 5 million undocumented workers to stay in the U.S. if they meet certain conditions.  The actions will expand the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and extend the period of DACA [Read More…]

Temporary Protected Status – Extensions Continue

e-verify update

Late last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced continued designations for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  This follows the TPS extensions of Honduras and Nicaragua in October 2014.  The most recent round of TPS designations provides eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the United States to apply [Read More…]

Executive Action! President Obama’s Immigration Plan

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Yesterday evening (November 20, 2014), President Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration. In the national speech, the president outlined three areas of focus the executive action is geared to address: Increase Border Security: Provide additional resources for law enforcement personnel so that they can stem the flow of illegal crossings and speed [Read More…]