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Trump Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’

While President Trump’s administration seems to be doing damage control with Honduran refugees seeking asylum in the United States, and also trying to get a border wall built, did he have some kind of epiphany about the practicality of accepting certain immigrants? It appears the answer to that question is an unequivocal, YES! President Trump’s [...]

Trump Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’2018-09-05T17:56:14+00:00

CA Hotel Denies Worker Overtime Based on Undocumented Immigrant Status

It pays to know your state’s labor laws. Just ask Ramon, who was mistaken by a former employer for an immigrant. He filed a lawsuit against a California hotel after they allegedly retaliated against him for wanting to take breaks that he wasn’t getting under the California labor code. “I look Mexican, so they figured [...]

CA Hotel Denies Worker Overtime Based on Undocumented Immigrant Status2019-08-20T17:46:17+00:00

Federal Govt. Publishes Final Rule on Foreign Workers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is tweaking its regulations related to immigrant and nonimmigrant worker visa programs to aid those workers with more opportunities and for more transparency. The latest revision is intended to benefit high-skilled foreign workers and employers participating in worker visa programs to make it [...]

Federal Govt. Publishes Final Rule on Foreign Workers2018-01-30T18:53:34+00:00

Employers Must Start Using Revised I-9 Form

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department recently released a revised “Employment Eligibility Verification” version of Form I-9. The newly revised I-9 form (dated 11/14/2016) must be used beginning Jan. 22, 2017, whereas employers can continue using the older version I-9 form dated 03/08/2013 until then. So, What Changes are Coming to Form I-9? [...]

Employers Must Start Using Revised I-9 Form2018-01-30T18:53:26+00:00

Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy

Our country is poised to get a brand new administration at the beginning of the year, and with it may come sweeping changes – many of them may be bad for undocumented immigrants. But are undocumented immigrants really responsible for lower wages and in effect taking jobs away from natural born citizens? The focus of [...]

Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy2018-01-30T18:53:18+00:00

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

TPS for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018 Foreign nationals from Nicaragua and Honduras are now eligible for extended deportation relief in the U.S., as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security - Jeh Johnson - has recently extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for these individuals. The 18-month extension will reportedly run through July [...]

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces2019-08-06T14:57:32+00:00

H-2B Workers Returning to the U.S. Are Exempt from Fiscal Year 2016 H-2B Cap, USCIS Announces

H-2B Workers Returning to the U.S. Are Exempt from Fiscal Year 2016 H-2B Cap, USCIS Announces H-2B workers who return to the U.S. for work are exempt from the fiscal year (FY) 2016 annual H-2B visa cap, according to a recent announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Every year since [...]

H-2B Workers Returning to the U.S. Are Exempt from Fiscal Year 2016 H-2B Cap, USCIS Announces2018-01-29T22:58:17+00:00

Department of Homeland Security Updates Visa Programs for Some Highly Skilled Workers, USCIS Announces

DHS Updates Visa Programs for Highly Skilled Workers Days ago, officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new Final Rule intended to “improve the programs” serving certain skilled nonimmigrant workers while removing “unnecessary hurdles that place such workers at a disadvantage, when compared to similarly situated workers in [...]

Department of Homeland Security Updates Visa Programs for Some Highly Skilled Workers, USCIS Announces2019-08-06T15:03:28+00:00

5 Mistakes to Avoid Making during a Visa Interview

Mistakes to Avoid in a Visa Interview The interview portion of the visa application process can be one of the most critical steps to securing a visa. That’s because USCIS officials can obtain some important information from interview interactions, and a positive interview can go a long way towards a positive visa decision. [...]

5 Mistakes to Avoid Making during a Visa Interview2018-01-30T19:56:38+00:00

4 Important Facts to Know about USCIS Fee Waivers

Essential facts about USCIS fee waivers Applying for a change to your immigration status in the U.S. typically involves a process of completing applications, submitting them to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and possibly attending interviews. For nearly every immigration status change, applicants will also have to pay the required USCIS application [...]

4 Important Facts to Know about USCIS Fee Waivers2018-01-30T19:08:22+00:00