ISRAEL – Widespread Employment Enforcement Inspections Announced

Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority of the Ministry of Interior has recently announced that they will significantly increase the level of unannounced immigration enforcement inspections at workplaces across Israel. The inspections will include a review of labor...

U.S. Immigration Policy Hurts the Economy: Opinion

By David McCann, CFO Magazine Regardless of daily news headlines, there should still be a place in this world for common sense. Even some conservative-leaning organizations are critical of the import tariffs the Trump Administration has levied on a number of the United States’...

Documenting Lawful Status – What Documents Must I Carry?

By Avalyn Langemeier, Partner, & Olsa Alikaj-Cano, Senior Attorney Recently, immigrants, nonimmigrants, and even U.S. citizens find themselves asking this question, and wondering what documents to carry daily. With the rapid changes in immigration law and policies, never...

Documenting Lawful Status – What Documents Must My Employees Carry?

As the human resources representative or legal counsel for your employer, you may have recently received questions from immigrants, nonimmigrants, and even naturalized U.S. citizens about what documents to carry daily within the United States. With the rapid changes in...

The Changing Landscape of the EB-5 Program

By Christian Triantaphyllis, Attorney, EB-5 Section Lead Since 2015, the EB-5 industry has been caught in limbo in anticipation of new legislation and USCIS regulations that will revamp the EB-5 immigrant investor program. These lingering proposed changes are still not final, not...

Viewpoint: New immigration policy likely to hurt foreign students and their would-be employers

By Robert F. Loughran, Partner, Foster LLP – Austin Business Journal On May 11, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new policy memorandum notifying its officers of a change in policy regarding the interpretation and calculation of “unlawful presence” for foreign...

Feds plan mass prosecution of illegal border-crossing cases in San Diego, attorneys say

 By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times U.S. border authorities, in a significant escalation of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, are planning to introduce a fast-track prosecution program to criminally charge more people who cross the border into...

Homeland Security arrests more than 100 in sweep of Erie County business

ERIE COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) – Special Agents with the Homeland Security Investigations announced that more than a hundred suspected illegal immigrants were arrested Tuesday morning during a planned at an Erie County gardening and landscaping company. The business,...

Can educators call ICE on students? Betsy DeVos finally answers.

by Moriah Balingit, The Washington Post Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday walked back controversial remarks she made to Congress two weeks ago, clarifying in a Senate hearing that she does not think teachers and principals can report students to immigration authorities....

H-2B Visa Increase for Second Consecutive Year

On May 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a temporary rule with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) which was released on May 31, 2018, to increase the number of available H-2B nonimmigrant visas by up to 15,000 through the end of Fiscal Year 2018,...
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