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Availability Of EB-3 Visas And Other Developments In Immigration Law
The November Visa Bulletin—issued by the U.S. Department of State—continues a positive trend started in October, which made visas available for individuals with older priority dates in the Employment-Based Third Preference (EB-3) category following five months of visa unavailability and priority date retrogression.
United States
21 Oct 2009
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Department Of Homeland Security Announces Shift In Focus To Criminal Prosecution Of Employers That Hire Undocumented Workers
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on April 30 issued a new Fact Sheet on its Worksite Enforcement Strategy, announcing a shift in focus by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to target the employers of undocumented workers, rather than the workers themselves.
United States
8 May 2009
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Implementation Of E-Verify Requirement For Federal Contractors Delayed For The Third Time
On April 20, 2009, implementation of the regulation that would require all federal contractors to participate in E-Verify was postponed for the third time – until June 30, 2009.
United States
21 Apr 2009
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Implementation Of E-Verify Requirement For Federal Contractors Delayed
Implementation of the regulation that would require all federal contractors to participate in E-Verify has been further delayed – until May 21, 2009 – and it now appears uncertain whether the rule will ever take effect.
United States
5 Feb 2009
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Recent Developments in Immigration Law (November 2007) - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Updates
USCIS Issues New I-9 Form: USCIS released a revised I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, on November 7, 2007. The primary change is the elimination of five documents that were previously included on List A as acceptable for proof of both identity and employment eligibility.
United States
20 Nov 2007
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Social Security "No-Match" Regulation Update - DHS Requests Time to Conduct a New Rulemaking
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) motion which will stay proceedings until March 1, 2008, to permit DHS to undertake a new rulemaking effort that will address the court's concerns with its regulation on Social Security Administration (SSA) no-match letters.
United States
3 Nov 2007
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Recent Developments in Immigration Law
Due to lengthy processing times for EADs at Service Centers, if an EAD is pending for 90 days or more, current USCIS policy permits applicants who have applied for EADs to go to their local office to request an interim EAD. At this time, USCIS has indicated that it intends to eliminate interim EADs, citing concerns over potential fraud and abuse.
United States
 
29 Aug 2006
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Recent Developments in Immigration Law
Beginning April 1, 2006, employers have been able to file H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2007 cap, requesting an H-1B employment start date of October 1, 2006. As our recent Immigration Alerts have advised, the FY 2006 H-1B cap was reached on August 10, 2005.
United States
 
2 May 2006
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Recent Developments in Immigration Law
PLAN NOW: Beginning April 1, 2006, employers may begin to file H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2007 cap, requesting an H-1B employment start date of October 1, 2006. As our recent Immigration Alerts have advised, the FY 2006 H-1B cap was reached on August 10, 2005. Since that date, cap-subject employers have been ineligible to file H-1B petitions on behalf of their foreign national workers.
United States
 
23 Feb 2006
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Recent Developments in Immigration Law
In our December Alert, we discussed pending legislation before the Senate and House of Representatives regarding H-1B and L-1 visas, including recapture of unused employment-based immigrant visas, recapture of unused H-1B visa numbers dating back to 1991, and additional filing fees, among other provisions. Unfortunately, this legislation was dropped as part of the Budget Reconciliation Bill.
United States
7 Feb 2006
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Recent Developments in Employment Law
Newly Issued Guidance for Employers from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor
United States
30 Jan 2006
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Recent Developments in Immigration Law
Congressional Alert: The House and Senate Consider Measures to Provide H-1B Visa and Employment Based Immigration ReliefThe Senate and the House of Representatives have recently passed legislation affecting H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as employment-based immigrant visa categories. Provisions of the Senate bill are covered in this commentary.
United States
 
19 Dec 2005
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2007 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Period Announced
The Department of State (DOS) has announced that the registration period for the 2007 Diversity Visa Lottery program (DV-2007) will begin at 12 p.m. EST on October 5, 2005, and end at 12 p.m. EST on December 4, 2005.
United States
 
29 Sep 2005
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FY 2006 H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Cap Reached
The USCIS notice advises that about half of 20,000 cap-exempt petitions are still available for both FY 2005 and FY 2006 for persons with a master's or Ph.D. degree from an American college or university.
United States
 
12 Sep 2005
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