New Guidance issued by DHS:

On July 13, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a policy memorandum, in which they announce an updated guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding their authority to deny a visa application, request or petition. The memorandum states that USCIS will now be guided to complete this process without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) if the evidence in the record does not prove eligibility to the first adjudicator conducting the initial review of the case. This updated guidance will go into effect on September 11, 2018. Previous Guidance: This memo completely overturns the Policy Memorandum from June 3, 2

J.C. Penney in Hot Water with DOJ due to Untrained Hiring Personnel

In a news release by the Department of Justice on June 25, 2018, the DOJ announced reaching a settlement agreement with J.C. Penney after the corporation allegedly imposed discriminatory and unlawful hiring practices on employees. According to the release, the agreement settles two investigations: Whether J.C. Penney refused to accept “green cards” from lawful permanent residents Whether J.C. Penney unlawfully reverified work authorization documents from some non-U.S. citizens because of their citizenship status. This is one of many discrimination cases that we have seen arise from the DOJ’s new Immigration Employee Rights Section that investigates employers for unlawful hiring practices. An

U.S. Businesses Need Congress to Restore Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act: a Si

We receive daily calls from U.S. employers who express their frustration with the need to comply with U.S. immigration law requirements, but the lack of appropriate tools to comply. While undergoing internal I-9 audits, some employers find out that some workers may not have employment authorization, and that they need to be terminated. Employers are interested in doing the right thing and filing for work visas and/or permanent resident status for their workers. They are often prevented, however, from completing the process for workers who may not have current valid immigration status because workers may be subject to a ten-year bar. This means that before being eligible for employer-based v

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