USCIS Announces Extension for Expiring Work Permits

Tens of thousands of foreign workers with expiring employment authorization documents (EADs) will be granted an extension of 540 days from the initial expiration date on those documents. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will temporarily increase the automatic extension period of expiring work permits for many EAD renewal applicants. Currently, certain individuals…

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H-1B Lottery Registration Will Open March 1

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the dates for submitting registrations for the yearly H-1B cap lottery. The registration period will be open from March 1, 2022 to March 18, 2022, with selections to be announced by the end of the month. All employers who wish to file an H-1B petition under the cap…

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Don’t Freeze Up: Know What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking

Employers should understand how to handle I-9 inspections by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and proactively prepare for possible enforcement actions to avoid penalties and prosecution. While the uptick of ICE’s deportation enforcements has made headlines, their I-9 inspections have received less media attention despite similar dramatic increases. In 2017, ICE conducted 1,360 I-9 inspections,…

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2019 Workplace Immigration Outlook Indicates More of the Same

U.S. Supreme Court punts on DACA decision, leaving the program in place for now The Trump administration’s policies on employment-based immigration will continue to stymie organizations seeking to hire foreign national talent in 2019. The new year will likely be defined by: More technical interpretations of current policies, restricting eligibility for employment visas. Proposed rules…

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