Posts Categorized: Immigration Law

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The Future of Optional Practical Training Extensions For Non-U.S. Citizens Who Receive Degrees in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics

Kristina Ruedas February, 2016 One of the most enduring concerns about the current U.S. immigration law is the difficult and lengthy process qualified non-U.S. citizen workers face in obtaining work visas. In an attempt to provide a bridge between graduation and obtaining a work visa for qualified non-U.S. citizens who graduated from American institutions, the U.S…. Read more »

Immigration Issues and Personal Injury Defense

Tanya N. Lewis Peters February 2013 Regardless of the political issues currently swirling around immigration reform, it is important to have a grasp of basic immigration law principles when defending personal injury cases. A few recent cases are illustrative of the effects that an undocumented worker’s status can have on claims of personal injury, plaintiff… Read more »

Compliance with Immigration Law and the Value of an Independent Form I-9 Audit

February 2013 Over the last year, the national news has been populated with headlines addressing the fierce debate over immigration reform. Many may not realize that even before the 2012 presidential election, federal law enforcement agencies had begun paying increased attention to businesses’ compliance with immigration laws and regulations. In 2011 alone there were approximately… Read more »

The “Gang of 8” Senators Release the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

April 2013 After months of debate, negotiations and speculation, the “Gang of 8,” made up of eight Republican and Democratic senators charged with the task of composing an immigration reform bill, has released its much-anticipated proposal. On Wednesday, April 17, the 844-page bill (titled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013“)… Read more »

Form I-9 Compliance Video Presentation

September 23, 2014 Complying with the rules and regulations under the Form I-9 enforced by USCIS. In September 2012, 520 criminal work place enforcements and arrests took place. In September 2013, more fines were issued, in one case the government issued a $34m to settle systematic visa fraud and abuse. ICE is enforcing felony criminal charges. The… Read more »

2014 Executive Orders on Immigration Video Presentation

September 2014     President Obama decided to pursue Immigration Reform through Executive Orders. May hear something after November 5, 2014. Work Permits for Parents of DACA Work Permits for Agriculture Increase Employment Related Visas Extension for Foreign Nationals who Graduate from U.S. Residency for Spouses of U.S. Citizens who Entered Illegally