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Form I-9 News: DHS extends TPS protection for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan,…

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided some temporary relief for hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals residing […]

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Remote I-9 Inspection Policy Extended through the end of 2021

Down to the wire, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just posted another extension of their flexible Form I-9 inspection […]

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HR Rejoice: USCIS provides long awaited update to Form I-9 Receipts Guidance

HR Rejoice: USCIS provides long awaited update to Form I-9 Receipts Guidance The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) […]

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ICE extends virtual I-9 vacation for employers through the end of summer 2021

During the past couple of weeks, HR managers across the US have been staring at their I-9 files, with a […]

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The End of an I-9 Dilemma: SSA Discontinues the Sending of No-Match Letters…

Last month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) quietly announced they are no longer sending Social Security No-Match Letters to employers […]

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DHS extends I-9 virtual verification until May 31, 2021 and clarifies position on…

Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a two-month extension of their remote I-9 inspection allowance, providing yet another […]

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E-Verify releases myUploads feature for employees to expedite DHS TNC resolution

Last week, E-Verify announced a new document uploading feature to help employees electronically resolve certain types of Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) […]

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Biden designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status

Yesterday, the Biden administration announced the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective March 9, […]

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E-Verify implements call-in process to resolve citizenship mismatch TNCs

Late last Friday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced another new E-Verify policy update, which will impact […]

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The Verification Conundrum for Florida Employers: to E-Verify or not to E-Verify

In January, Florida’s new E-Verify law went into effect, ushering in yet another new compliance requirement for HR managers to […]

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H-1B Registration Revisited – Top 10 Lessons Learned for 2021

For many immigration practitioners and employers, H-1B cap season approaches like a tidal wave – initially calm, almost routine, but […]

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Flexible I-9 Rules Extended Once Again, until March 31, 2021

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has once again extended their remote I-9 inspection policy (to March 31, 2021) as […]

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Congress extends legalization program for Liberian nationals until December 20, 2021

In the waning days of 2020, Liberian immigrants seeking permanent resident status in the US received some very good news. […]

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I-9 Practice Alert: employers can now accept expired green cards with qualifying I-797…

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting in January 2021 they will replace the sticker […]

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USCIS releases new DACA statistics as first-time applicants gear up for 2021

By any measure, the last few years have been challenging for immigration advocates, including the many who support the so-called […]

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E-Verify starts off the new year with technical challenges

Updated: Wednesday, January 6 For the last two days, HR and hiring managers across the country have encountered a broad […]

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USCIS publishes new I-9 guidance for employees with extended DACA work authorization

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new I-9 guidance that will impact how employers document (and […]

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DHS Extends I-9 Virtual Verification Policy until January 31, 2021

Just in time for the holidays, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced yet another extension of its flexible […]

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7 Perks of LawLogix’s Virtual I-9 Palooza 2020

Similar to most organizations in 2020, we held our annual I-9 Palooza conference as a virtual event. The interactive and […]

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Form I-9 Alert: DHS announces 9-month TPS extension for beneficiaries from El Salvador,…

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided some very good news for hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals residing […]

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USCIS Extends Validity of EAD Approval Notices for Form I-9 Purposes until February…

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced they are extending the validity of certain EAD approval notices […]

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Employers can continue to virtually examine I-9 documents through the End of 2020

Approximately eight months ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) implemented what felt like a truly novel (dare I say, unprecedented) […]

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Guest Blog: Hidden ICE Guidance On Virtual I-9s

Buried within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website is seemingly recent guidance regarding how to update “virtual” Forms I-9 […]

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E-Verify announces new 10-day requirement for taking action on Tentative Nonconfirmations

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new timing requirement for employers that receive a Tentative […]

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ICE Extends Virtual I-9 Verification Allowance for 60 days, until November 19

Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a longer 60-day extension of its remote Form I-9 document inspection policy as […]

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Form I-9 Alert: Employers may accept I-797 Approval Notices for Delayed EAD Cards

Yesterday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that employers may accept an EAD approval notice (Form I-797) […]

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Remote I-9 Inspection Is Here to Stay for Another 30 days (until September…

Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yet another 30-day extension of its remote Form I-9 document inspection allowance as […]

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ICE Extends Virtual I-9 Verification Policy Once Again Until August 19

In the time of COVID-19, HR departments and I-9 compliance managers across the US are getting used to a new […]

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USCIS Provides Form I-9 Mockups to Illustrate Temporary COVID-19 Policies

Last week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated their guidance on how to annotate the Form I-9 […]

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Employers can continue to use Flexible I-9 Verification Process Until July 19

Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced another 30-day extension of their flexible remote I-9 verification process, which was set […]

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10 Best Practices For Immigration Practitioners in the Wake of COVID-19

Prior to COVID-19, Immigration practitioners across the US were already grappling with ever-changing immigration policies, rapid increases in Requests For […]

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America is Reopening — Is Your Organization Prepared?

Slowly, but surely, businesses across the United States are reopening — is your organization prepared? While reopening plans may vary […]

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ICE Extends Flexible I-9 Rules in Light of Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

As businesses across the US wrestle with the decision of how (and when) to bring their employees back into the […]

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Large Staffing Company Agrees to Pay $135,000 for I-9 Related Discrimination

This may come as a surprise to some, but one of more pervasive mistakes in I-9 compliance has nothing to […]

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Understanding the April 2020 Changes to the Form I-9 Handbook (M-274)

On Tuesday, April 27, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a substantial revision to the Handbook for […]

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USCIS Announces New Temporary Policy for Expired Form I-9 List B Identity Documents

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced yet another “temporary” Form I-9 policy in the wake of […]

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How to Draft a Remote Form I-9 Standard Operating Procedure in Six Steps

During the past month, HR departments across the US have scrambled to implement a truly “remote” new hire Form I-9 […]

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Government Watchdog Calls Out USCIS for Inconsistent I-9 Guidance Relating to TPS

In an April 2020 report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the USCIS has not provided employers with consistent […]

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USCIS publishes COVID-19 Q&As Relating to Form I-9 and E-Verify

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a dedicated Q&A webpage to address the new temporary Form […]

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Form I-9 Conundrum: Is your business operating remotely during COVID-19?

It’s been almost two weeks since DHS announced their new “flexible” Form I-9 option, which enables employers to conduct a […]

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COVID-19 Update: USCIS Provides I-9 Guidance on Expired Driver’s Licenses and State IDs

UPDATED: On Monday, March 30, 2020, the USCIS provided us with revised (and clarified) guidance on how to document an […]

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E-Verify Extends Social Security Mismatch Timeframe in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Saturday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new E-Verify guidance for employers in response to the […]

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DHS announces Rare I-9 Flexibility for Employers that are Operating Remotely as a…

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are implementing a special Form I-9 exception for employers who […]

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Best Practices for Completing the Form I-9 Remotely during the Coronavirus Outbreak

***3/20/20 UPDATE*** DHS has announced a new flexible I-9 policy, which enables certain employers (operating remotely) to defer the in-person […]

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Glitches and Gremlins in USCIS’ New H-1B Registration Process

Yesterday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) initiated a bold new experiment in their annual cap-subject H-1B selection […]

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Recent Form I-9 Guidance: H-1B Employees, Laminated SS Cards and More

During the past couple of weeks, I-9 aficionados across the country have been talking about the release of the new […]

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The Future is Cloudy for E-Verify

E-Verify has long been considered the promised land of employment eligibility verification in the US, ever since it was first […]

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White House Budget Reveals Latest I-9 Audit Stats and Plans for I-9 Worksite…

Yesterday, the White House unveiled a $4.8 trillion budget for the next fiscal year which includes $49.8 billion in funding […]

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Court finds I-9 penalties too spicy for Mexican restaurant

As employers, you all know that mistakes happen when completing the Form I-9. If you dare to look at your […]

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New Form I-9 Released! What Employers Need to Know.

Today, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the long-awaited update to the Form I-9, a ubiquitous document which […]

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Alabama Staffing Company Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Involving Electronic I-9 System

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice, through its Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER) section, announced yet another settlement agreement […]

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Top 10 Takeaways From I-9 Palooza @ CommunityLIVE 2019

Attendees got the inside scoop on Remote I-9s…and then some. Completing remote I-9s (compliantly) is a hot topic for HR […]

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California’s AB 5 looms large in 2020 for I-9 Compliance Managers

Most HR compliance managers have at least one “I-9 related” nightmare from their past, which haunts them from time to […]

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STEM Immigration Work Permits May Trigger ICE Audits

If you are an employer seeking to recruit talented foreign nationals to fill in-demand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) […]

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ICE brings on additional auditors to support exponential increase in Form I-9 inspections

When HR managers think of Form I-9 inspections, they often imagine the proverbial knock at the door from ICE (Immigration […]

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New Oregon Law Imposes Form I-9 Audit Notification Requirement on Employers

As Form I-9 inspections continue to heat up across the US, employers in Oregon now have a new obligation to […]

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The Dog Days of Summer Bring a Fresh Round of I-9 Audits; Five…

As much of the nation continues to swelter through searing hot temperatures, employers across the US have been experiencing a […]

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E-Verify Enhancements for Web Services Providers in 2019

It’s not widely known, but E-Verify, the “free” system for confirming work authorization in the United States, actually leads a […]

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USCIS issues another 30-day comment period to solicit feedback on the Form I-9

As we reported in April, the federal government is in the midst of reviewing the Form I-9 “collection” in anticipation […]

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Form I-9 & E-Verify For Dummies Blog Series 4: 5 Fundamental Truths about…

One of the most interesting (and often challenging) aspects of Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance is deciphering fact from fiction. […]

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Dreaming of a better Form I-9 Process

In the HR world, the release of a new Form I-9 is potentially a big deal. On paper, it may […]

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Latest I-9 Penalty Case Leaves Cleaning Company Hung Out to Dry

There’s an old adage that says what you do today will affect tomorrow – an inspirational quote often intended to […]

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Form I-9 & E-Verify For Dummies Blog Series 3: Getting a Grip on…

There are several incessant worries in the realm of I-9 compliance that bother even the most experienced HR manager among […]

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UPDATE: E-Verify back online as 2019 federal government shutdown comes to a temporary…

Author’s Note: this blog (originally published on January 28, 2019) has been updated to reflect clarifying guidance from the USCIS […]

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I-9 Practice Alert – ICE revises Guide to Selected US Travel and Identity…

The Form I-9 often feels like a hopelessly antiquated process, stuck forever in a time when good penmanship was highly […]

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Some Employees Fall through the Cracks as E-Verify Shutdown Continues

Many in HR are probably all too familiar with the rippling effects of the 2019 government shutdown, including the temporary […]

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Form I-9 & E-Verify For Dummies Blog Series 2: What You Should Know…

With the new year upon us and hiring in the US at an all-time high, the Form I-9 is once […]

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E-Verify shuttered as 2019 hiring begins

The partial federal government shutdown (now in its 12th day) has gotten a lot of media attention for good reason. […]

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I-9 Alert: Social Security No-Match Letters to Return in 2019

As an attorney and self-proclaimed compliance wonk, it always amazes me how much havoc (and confusion) a simple two or […]

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Form I-9 & E-Verify For Dummies Blog Part 1: Common Mistakes of Completing…

If you’ve ever stared at the Form I-9 and wondered (perhaps aloud) why a seemingly innocuous-looking form has so many […]

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DHS Proposes Adding a Registration Requirement for Cap Subject H-1B Petitions

On December 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would […]

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How Does a Divided Congress in 2019 Impact I-9 and E-Verify Compliance?

During the past few weeks, it’s been hard to escape midterm election mania here in the US. Whether you prefer […]

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E-Verify begins validating driver’s license data with National Law Enforcement Tracking System

As of October 1, 2018, the E-Verify system can now check driver’s license data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for employers using E-Verify through the “web” interface.

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The Form I-9 Audit Surge Continues with Over 5,200 I-9 Audit Notices in…

For employers, the dog days of summer have clearly arrived as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues its onslaught of […]

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Everything you always wanted to know about the Form I-9 (at the second…

Once upon a time, I-9 compliance was a relatively simple topic for HR and hiring managers. There was a one-page […]

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The Quiet Before the Storm? A Review of 2017 OCAHO I-9 Penalty Decisions

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is courtesy of Bruce E. Buchanan, an attorney at the Nashville and Atlanta offices of Sebelist […]

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ICE Reports 60 Percent Increase in Form I-9 Audits with Plans to Turn…

Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed what many employers across the US have been feeling this year – the […]

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California Publishes Template Posting Notice for Employers Receiving an I-9 Notice of Inspection

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has just released a must-have template for HR departments, which addresses the state’s relatively new […]

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E-Verify Back Online After Government Shutdown (FAQs for Employers)

  Yesterday, the US Senate voted 81-18 to end the short-lived (3-day) government shutdown and extend federal funding through February […]

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Best Practices for Managing E-Verify during a Federal Government Shutdown

At the stroke of midnight last Friday (January 19th), the federal government officially shut down, ceasing all but the most […]

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Form I-9 Alert: TPS for Haiti is ending, but automatic extension is now…

In late 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti, setting off […]

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USCIS Resumes Accepting Certain DACA Applications

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed accepting certain […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump from Ending DACA – What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, a federal judge in San Francisco issued a nationwide injunction that temporarily blocks President Trump’s […]

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Employers Prepare Themselves for the I-9 Squeeze

Two weeks ago, I was fortunate to speak on I-9 and immigration enforcement at the 30th Annual AILA California Chapter […]

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New I-9 FAQs on Transgender Employees, E-Verify Time Zone Issues, Closing Cases, and…

There used to be a time (not so long ago) when Form I-9 policy changes occurred at a glacier’s pace. […]

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$95 Million Penalty Reveals the Dangers of remaining “Willfully Blind” to I-9 Compliance…

If you’ve ever undertaken a review of your I-9 compliance policies and procedures, inevitably someone will ask the question that […]

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Top Three Strategies for Managing I-9 Obligations in the Wake of DACA Termination

One of the biggest mistakes in the HR compliance world is thinking that the I-9 is always just a “one […]

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ICE Announces up to Five-Fold Increase in Form I-9 Worksite Inspections

On Tuesday, October 17th, the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that a significant increase in worksite […]

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USCIS Publishes Latest Round of Form I-9 Questions and Answers

As many HR managers are keenly aware, the rules relating to Form I-9 completion are constantly changing (some would say, […]

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The July 2017 Edition of the Form I-9: What Employers Need to Know

Today, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published yet another version of the Form I-9, a document which is […]

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The Year in Review: Form I-9 Penalty Decisions in 2016

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is courtesy of Bruce E. Buchanan, an attorney at the Nashville and Atlanta offices of Sebelist […]

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Court rejects electronic I-9 signature argument

If you’re currently using (or considering) software to electronically complete your I-9s, you’ll inevitably face an important logistical question with […]

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Florida Pizza Company Delivers $140,000 to Department of Justice for Alleged I-9 Violations

When HR and hiring managers think about I-9 compliance, they tend to focus on the threat of a Form I-9 […]

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H-1B Practice Alert – Generating and Maintaining the Public Access File

As many immigration practitioners are painfully aware, the H-1B cap filing season can be a very punishing ordeal which involves […]

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Janitorial companies agree to clean-up their I-9 process

With all of the recent talk about increasing Form I-9 enforcement and new requirements, it’s easy to forget that the […]

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Practice Alert – USCIS to suspend premium processing of all H-1B petitions

Last Friday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) delivered disappointing news to H-1B employers and beneficiaries alike when […]

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Form I-485 Supplement J Preparation and Filing Tips

As immigration practitioners, we often view the release of a new immigration form with a certain amount of trepidation. During […]

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USCIS Releases M-274 Handbook for Employers, but Form I-9 Questions Remain

On Tuesday, February 14, while many Americans were celebrating Valentine’s Day with flowers, chocolates, and romantic overtures, the USCIS delivered […]

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H-1B Season Hits the Final Stretch for FY2018

With less than six weeks remaining until April, many immigration practitioners across the US are enduring that annual rite of […]

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UPDATE: USCIS plans to issue another Form I-9 by July 17, 2017, but…

Author’s Note: this blog (originally published on February 8th) has been updated to take into account the Trump administration’s January […]

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New Proposed Rule Reflects Increase in I-9 Anti-Discrimination Enforcement

On August 15, 2016, the Department of Justice published a proposed rule which promises to make several important changes to […]

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Employer Alert: New Form I-9 Clears OMB Review Process

On August 25, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) approved the latest revisions to the Form I-9, clearing […]

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Top 5 Best Practices for Remote I-9 Compliance

Let’s begin with a simple question: if you had to identify the one most vexing and troublesome aspect of completing […]

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Fifth Circuit Throws Out $226,000 I-9 Penalty Assessed Against Staffing Company

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit released its highly anticipated decision concerning whether an employer […]

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I-9 Discrimination and Employer Audits: Lessons learned from the FBA I-9 Worksite Enforcement…

In our first article on the Chicago FBA Worksite Enforcement Conference in Chicago, we covered ICE Worksite Enforcement’s priorities, fines, […]

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Highlights from the FBA I-9 Worksite Enforcement Conference in Chicago

In April, the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association held its 10th Annual Workplace Enforcement and Immigration Conference, an […]

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Will Photo-Matching Tool Be E-Verify’s Answer to Document Theft?

What else can be written about E-Verify that has not already been written?  For anyone following the latest debates on […]

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CBO Says “S.744 Would Boost Economic Output” – Overall Good for the Economy

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a non-partisan government office that evaluates the cost of any potential legislation, recently released a […]

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12 Tips to Prepare for Mandatory E-Verify:

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is courtesy of Alan Gordon, Managing Attorney at Alan Gordon Immigration Law based in Charlotte, North […]

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Don’t Forget about E-Verify Program Requirements when Selecting an Electronic I-9 Solution

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dan Brown of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP] The right electronic I-9 solution […]

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Debunked: 6 Myths about U.S.-Mexico Border Enforcement

[Today’s article is courtesy of Paul Zulkie, Managing Principal of Zulkie Partners LLC in Chicago, Illinois.] Today, there are more […]

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – a Look Back

It’s been nine months since the Deferred Action for Childhood Dreamers policy was implemented.  How many applicants were there? How […]

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The Biggest Critics of E-Verify Have Yet to Comment

With congressional focus on the E-Verify System becoming mandatory in the future, both critics and proponents are out in full […]

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Top 10 Most Common Form I-9 Questions

Although Congress is busying itself with hearings on E-Verify, the most pressing issues from our readers appear to be I-9 […]

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ICE Goes After Three Restaurants with Little Success at OCAHO

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is authored by Bruce E. Buchanan, an Attorney at the Nashville Office of Siskind Susser, P.C.] […]

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The Senate Immigration Bill S.744 – Reasons to Cheer?

With all the discussions about the Senate’s immigration bill S.744, it’s hard to keep track of substance from chatter.  Last […]

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Form I-9 Basics Every HR Should Know

[Editor’s Note: With the revised Form I-9 required to be used by all employers tomorrow, today’s blog is courtesy of […]

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New Perspectives Revealed in Immigration Senate Hearings on S.744

It’s been one week since the Senate’s immigration bill (now known as S.744) was officially released and the news circuit […]

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Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium Offers New Debates

This year’s Third Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium held at Stanford University’s Law School last Friday, April 19th, was kick […]

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G8’s Immigration Bill Shakes Up E-Verify, I-9 and More!

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” Senators released its comprehensive immigration reform bill, all […]

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The Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill – A Compromise But Is Anyone Happy?

If you look up the word “compromise” on Google, this is the result you will get: Com·pro·mise (‘kämprǝ mīz/): noun […]

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New Budget and Priorities for DHS FY2014 Affecting I-9 and E-Verify

With the first quarter firmly behind us, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released its budget plans for Fiscal […]

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Despite H-1B Cap, Form Changes and Registration Requirements, Immigration Practitioners Remain Optimists

Immigration practitioners probably rank as the most optimistic of all legal professionals.  [Perhaps bankruptcy and personal injury attorneys outrank us […]

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Defining Compliance: More than Just Form I-9 and E-Verify

For the past few years, we’ve been on a mission to define what I-9 and E-Verify compliance looks like.  We’re […]

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H-1B Lottery – Other Options For Foreign Nationals And A Boost For E-Verify

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is courtesy of Josie Gonzalez, Managing Partner at the law firm of Gonzalez & Harris in […]

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USCIS Corrects Form I-9 Instructions – New Effective Date

USCIS’ announcement and release of the revised Form I-9 last month threw almost everyone into a frenzy of activity reviewing […]

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Congress Loves E-Verify: Grants $111 Million Funding, Conducts Research Study

The love affair with E-Verify is still going strong, even whilst Congress is in recess. Last month, both houses of […]

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Immigration Reform Reaches Important Milestone

When it comes to immigration reform talk, it’s a good sign when businesses and unions reach a consensus.  Late last […]

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Squeezing Blood from Stone – Small Employers Appeal I-9 Fines to OCAHO

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is authored by Bruce E. Buchanan, an Attorney at the Nashville Office of Siskind Susser, P.C.] […]

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Stakeholder Mutiny at Recent USCIS EB-5-ELIS Teleconference

Last year, USCIS announced the implementation of its Electronic Immigration System (ELIS).  The online filing program debuted last May allowing […]

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I-94 Automation Makes Life Easy for Form I-9 Process

Last August, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officially announced it was automating the I-94 process, many of us […]

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CBP Releases Details on Form I-94 Automation

[Updated March 27, 2013]  On March 21, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it had submitted a rule […]

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New Form I-9 FAQs from the Sunshine State

[Editor’s Note: In the spirit of continuing to bring our readers more tips on managing the new Form I-9, today’s […]

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Senate Tackles Issue of Women, Families, and Deportation in Immigration Hearings

This week, the Senate held a couple of hearings to address the needs of women and families and to review […]

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6 Must Read Articles on the New Form I-9

When USCIS announced on March 7, 2013 it had finalized the changes to the Form I-9, we knew the blogging […]

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Family Visa Backlog – Congress Takes a First Step Towards Reform

Today, Congress embarked on figuring out what to do about family immigration, particular the visa backlog that has become synonymous […]

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Dealing with Benching in the Midst of H-1B Season

On April 1, 2013, USCIS will begin accepting for review H-1B petitions.  For most business immigration practitioners, the filing of […]

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The Form I-9 Gets a Make-Over

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is courtesy of Josie Gonzalez, Managing Partner at Gonzalez & Harris of Pasadena, California.] With the […]

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Making the Most of the New Form I-9 and New M-274, Handbook for…

After months of anticipation and waiting, USCIS finally delivered the new Form I-9 last Friday.  Already, the I-9 circuit has […]

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USCIS Releases Official, Revised, New, Two-Page Form I-9

[Updated April 9, 2013]  USCIS announced on March 7, 2013, and made available on March 8, 2013 in the Federal […]

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High-Skilled and Low-Skilled Immigration Debate Clashes in Congressional Hearing

Emerging in the immigration debate has been tensions between the high-skilled vs. low-skilled immigrants, and by extension, the issue of […]

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When Settlement Negotiations Go Awry, OCAHO Steps In to Cure

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is authored by Bruce E. Buchanan, an Attorney at the Nashville Office of Siskind Susser, P.C.] […]

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Immigration Reform: The Future is Mandatory E-Verify, Version 2.0

Today the House Judiciary Committee dedicated an entire hearing, albeit very late, on “How E-Verify Works and How it Benefits […]

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North Carolina Road Rage: DACA Driver’s License Under Attack

In the last six months, USCIS has granted nearly 200,000 DACA requests.  Individuals who have been granted Deferred Action for […]

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Temporary Staffing Agency Wins and Loses on I-9 Fines with OCAHO

[Editor’s Note: Today’s OCAHO discussion is authored by Bruce E. Buchanan, an Attorney at the Nashville Office of Siskind Susser, […]

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Which Greencard Line? Scrutinizing the “Back of the Line” Debate

Invariably, every discussion about immigration reform involves rhetoric about getting in the “back of the line” when talking about obtaining […]

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Three Important Updates to E-Verify All Employers Should Know

With all the excitement, discussions and debates about comprehensive immigration reform, it’s easy to forget there are important developments that […]

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Are You Ready for the New Form I-9? Attend Our Webinar

In March 2012, USCIS announced plans to modify the Form I-9.  It provided a 60-day public comment period to which […]

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Senate Holds First Comprehensive Immigration Hearing Feb 13, 2013

With each passing week, Congress is gaining more momentum to transform discussions on Comprehensive Immigration Reform into an actual CIR […]

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Rhode Island Dances with E-Verify Bill Again in H. 5236

Maybe because of its small size or its historical first (as one of the 13 original colonies) to declare independence […]

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House Judiciary Committee Speaks on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)

Congress is serious about immigration reform.  On Tuesday, February 5th, House congressional members heard testimony from various public interest organizations, […]

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Barcode Scanning for Your Immigration Practice

[Editor’s Introduction:  For today’s immigration practitioners, leveraging technology is a great way to improve office efficiency and stay one step […]

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Two New Mandatory E-Verify Bills Introduced in Congress: H.R. 478 and S. 202

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In a fit of productivity, Congress has been hard at work drafting immigration bills!  On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Senators […]

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Eight senators, Schumer (D-NY), McCain (R-AZ), Durbin (D-IL), Graham(R-SC), Menendez (D-NJ), Rubio (R-FL), Bennet (D-CO) and Flake (R-AZ), banded together […]

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While USCIS Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approvals are steady, the actual numbers of applications have declined during this […]

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E-Verify in 2013: To Mandate or Not, That Is the Question

On the heels of a presidential inauguration, many U.S. employers are anticipating lots of change for 2013 particularly on the […]

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2013 USCIS Priorities: DACA Stats, Provisional Waivers, EB-5 Program & More

Today, USCIS held a public engagement teleconference reviewing some of its most recent accomplishments while also providing a forum for […]

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As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to modernize, USCIS recently announced the live release of the USCIS […]

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$250,000 Civil Penalty Issued by DOJ in Immigration-Related Settlement

This year, Christmas came late for the U.S. Department of Justice but it came in the form of a $250,000 […]

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USCIS Provisional (“Stateside”) Waivers Become a Reality Beginning March 2013

The New Year started off with a big bang!  On January 2, 2013, USCIS announced a final rule on “Provisional […]

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Over the years, I’ve heard some interesting stories from colleagues discussing the development of electronic software for I-9.  Queries from […]

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Curious about the Form I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver announced on January 3, 2013 by the United States Citizenship and […]

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12 Immigration Hot Topics for 2013

What are the hot topics to watch in 2013? We’ve got a hot topic for each month of the year […]

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I-9 and E-Verify Outlook for 2013

This year, we’ve provided our readers with many updates on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) enforcement efforts.  What does […]

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USCIS EIR Updates on Start-Up and Visas

On November 28th, USCIS announced a new online portal for entrepreneurs called theEntrepreneur Pathways.  If you haven’t taken a peek […]

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The year 2012 has proven to be a fascinating year with many surprises. USCIS has by far, made the most […]

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USCIS to Collect New Fee of $165 from Immigrants Beginning Feb 1, 2013

It was probably inevitable, but USCIS has announced a new reason for collecting more fees from immigrants.  The USCIS Immigrant […]

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USCIS Updates E-Verify Resource Website

The USCIS has been busy updating and organizing its E-Verify resources.  Its “Questions and Answers” webpage has been strategically re-organized, […]

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5 Smart Marketing Techniques for the Immigration Practitioner

In the legal world, it’s sometimes difficult for directors of non-profit organizations or law partners to be comfortably acquainted with […]

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I-9 and E-Verify Practice Tips from the Experts for 2012

Here at the LawLogix I-9 and E-Verify Blog, we’ve had the honor of publishing articles written by some of the […]

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Why DACA Filings Remain On the Rise

Last month, we reported on the statistics released by USCIS in connection with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) filings.  […]

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USCIS Redefines Admission, Departures, and DACA Travel Eligibility in Proposed Revisions to Form…

Yesterday, we wrote about USCIS’ recent proposal for revisions to the Form I-131, Application for Travel. Although the proposal was […]

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OCAHO on a Roll, Reduces More I-9 Penalty Amounts

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is authored by Bruce E. Buchanan, an Attorney at the Nashville Office of Siskind Susser, P.C.] […]

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USCIS Releases Details on DACA-Related Travel in Proposed Revisions to Form I-131 (1…

On November 27, 2012, USCIS published a request for comments on the Federal Register for its proposed changes to Form […]

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E-Verify Begins Checking Driver’s License and ID Cards from the State of Florida

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the E-Verify system now checks driver’s license and ID […]

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5 Secrets of Successful Immigration Practice Organizations

Over the past decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to witness, firsthand, how top immigration organizations achieve and maintain their success. […]

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Round 2: OSC Doles Out E-Verify Non-Compliance Punishment to Oregon Homecare Provider

In the I-9 and E-Verify universe, we often read about employers being held liable by the government for non-compliance. This […]

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EB-5 Investor and STEM Visa Status updates

Every day, a new article is published relating to recent immigration events. As a practitioner, which ones matters the most […]

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What Employers Should Be Doing While Waiting for Mandatory E-Verify

[Editor’s Note: Today’s follow-up article is courtesy of Ms. L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, an Immigration Attorney practicing in the state […]

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How One New York Village Tackled the E-Verify Issue

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is courtesy of Ms. L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, an Immigration Attorney practicing in the state of […]

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How the Wrong Name Can Wreak Havoc in Your Client’s Life

What’s in a name? To the unassuming foreign national, a name, incorrectly spelled, entered incorrectly into a database, or never […]

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Back to Basics – Top 10 Must Haves for Immigration Compliance

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is courtesy of Ms. Christine Mehfoud, Attorney at McGuireWoods LLP, who has written and presented extensively […]

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Anyone who’s watched the scene where Ralphie Parker in “A Christmas Story” solves the secret code only to discover the […]

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Saving Money in I-9 Compliance: the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is courtesy of Ms. Nicole Kersey, Attorney and Managing Director of Kersey Immigration Compliance LLC in […]

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7 Ways to Travel Smart and Avoid Losing Your Laptop & Other Gadgets

Fall and winter marks a peak season for the airline and hospitality industry. Travelers are eager (or reluctant) to get […]

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DACA Guidance for Employers – Clarification or Confusion?

USCIS provided an updated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Guidance for Employers yesterday, November 19th. While we applaud USCIS […]

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DACA Stakeholder Meeting Updates Nov 19, 2012

We promised our readers with an update on the November DACA Stakeholder meeting and here it is! USCIS Director Alejandro […]

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November 2012 DACA Stats and Meeting Invitation

USCIS released updated statistics in connection with requests filed under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals last Friday while concurrently […]

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When the Department of Justice gets involved in an investigation, the outlook may look grim for the parties being investigated. […]

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FY2012 Statistics for OSC and ICE: Friendly Competition?

When the Department of Justice gets involved in an investigation, the outlook may look grim for the parties being investigated. […]

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For many immigration business practitioners, representing start-ups can be a very lucrative business strategy, potentially propelling your law practice into […]

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It’s not every day ICE gets caught in the middle of a battle between workers wanting to unionize and an […]

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It was a close election but one thing is for sure, immigration emerged as the clear winner. Next to falling […]

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Successfully Implementing Tennessee’s E-Verify Law

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is authored by Bruce E. Buchanan, an Attorney at the Nashville Office of Siskind Susser, P.C.] […]

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Hurricane Sandy’s destructive aftermath is a sober reminder of how disasters can hit us at any time, significantly alter our […]

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[Editor’s Note: This article authored by Jared Leung and Matt Martinez, attorneys in the Immigration Practice Group at Fennemore Craig, […]

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OIG Scrutinizes Immigration Court Practices in Report

The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is “a statutorily created independent entity whose mission is to […]

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How Often Does OCAHO Reduce I-9 Fines?

Reviewing the 2012 published cases by the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) brought back memories of when […]

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How Often Does OCAHO Reduce I-9 Fines?

Reviewing the 2012 published cases by the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) brought back memories of when […]

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10 Effective Ways to Show Client Appreciation

Every year, when the holidays roll around, the ritual of sending holiday cards and care packages commence. Will it be […]

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$46,575 Civil Penalty – The High Cost of Form I-9 Document Abuse

East Coast employers find themselves battling two storm fronts this fall. On one front, Hurricane Sandy is intent on unleashing […]

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Tennessee Issues Press Release – Seeking Notario Victims

[Editor’s Note: Last month, we featured an article by Ms. Caitlin Doty, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee […]

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Employers in Eastern States on Alert: E-Verify Effective 2013

Over the last few years, many state and local legislatures have passed laws mandating private and public employers enroll in […]

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A Glimmer of Hope from Windsor v. United States?

Where does church and state intersect in federal law? Recent case developments give us immigration practitioners a glimmer of hope […]

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I-9 Myths and Truths About Asylees and Refugees

Yesterday, October 22, 2012, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division Office of Special Counsel (OSC) offered a webinar for […]

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Will the Departure of Cuban Exit Visas Benefit U.S. Practitioners?

Last Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Cuban President Raúl Castro announced that effective January 14, 2013 its residents would no longer […]

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Recent Study Reveals E-Verify Shortcomings

Last month, the CATO Institute released a highly critical study on the actual impact E-Verify has had on employers, particularly […]

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Quarterly Eb-5 Engagement Meeting October 16, 2012

Yesterday, USCIS held a quarterly EB-5 engagement meeting to provide stakeholders with updates on its current internal developments. Based on […]

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Surviving an OSC Investigation – 3 Ways to Prepare

Last June, we reported that the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices filed suit […]

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The buzz last Friday amongst many practitioners and journalists was the record-breaking number of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cases […]

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ICE Releases Guidance on Evaluating Electronic I-9 Systems

On October 2, 2012, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released the first-ever official guidance document for evaluating electronically […]

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USCIS Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting Updates Oct 10, 2012

Every quarter, USCIS holds a meeting to hear what the public has to say. These meetings typically attract the same […]

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E-Verify Questions from Our Readers

Last week, we answered some questions from our blog readers about I-9 compliance. Today, we’ll tackle a few questions from […]

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I-9 Questions from Our Readers

This year, we’ve received many questions from our readers about I-9 compliance as a result of more than 200+ articles […]

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Keeping Tabs on Entry & Exits In Spite of I-94 Automation

Late August, I wrote about the I-94 Automation process currently being administered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In a […]

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OSC Seeks Employer Input for I-9 Self Audit Best Practices

Our loyal readers may finally be getting what they’ve long been wanting; a best practice guide from the government (in […]

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Managing a High DACA Caseload, by Vanna Slaughter

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest is Vanna Slaughter, LCSW, Division Director for Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services. In […]

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Employers Not Immune from Punishment by OSC for E-Verify Violations

Yesterday, the Justice Department announced it entered into a settlement agreement with Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC, a provider of janitorial […]

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Employers Proceed With Caution In Spite of USCIS DACA Advice?

On September 11, 2012, I wrote about an interesting non-development in the immigration world: the absence of employer guidance from […]

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Extension of J-1, EB-5 and E-Verify Programs Affects Practitioners

Nowadays, it’s rare to see Congress come to a quick consensus on anything, especially anything related to immigration! Despite my […]

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E-Verify Fails in City Council’s Legal Battle

For those of you following the E-Verify saga that was Springfield, Missouri, you may be relieved to know that legal […]

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Preparing for STEM in Your Business Immigration Practice

The hot topic in Congress this month has been all about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) visas. Last Thursday, […]

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5 Tell-Tale Signs Your I-9 Non-Compliance Warrants Criminal Defense Counsel

Since 2009, the realm of immigration compliance for employers has been dominated by administrative I-9 audits. With each wave of […]

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Why Social Media Matters in Immigration Cases

The use of social media sites has proliferated amongst many individuals, including foreign nationals seeking immigration benefits and relief. We’ll […]

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Two Hotels Battle Unions Regarding Enrollment in E-Verify

Back in April, 2012, we reported on the developments of Knowing When to Enroll in E-Verify for employers who have […]

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[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is authored by Ms. Caitlin Doty, Assistant Attorney General, State of Tennessee.*  Ms. Doty discusses the […]

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USCIS Releases New E-Verify Enhancements on September 16, 2012

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released its latest round of E-Verify enhancements, which will go into […]

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3 Not to Be Missed I-9 and E-Verify Webinars

There are many opportunities to advance your knowledge of I-9 and related E-Verify topics. Here are a few upcoming ones […]

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Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance for DACA Applicants

The Associated Press reported that USCIS received over 72,000 applications. The American Immigration Lawyers Association reported that grants of the […]

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USCIS Wants Your Feedback on E-Verify- More Ways than One

USCIS has issued a 60-Day Comment Period in the Federal Register as it plans to revise the way the agency […]

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5 Issues Every Employer Must Know About DACA

By now, U.S. employers have probably heard about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process, which was announced on […]

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ABA Model Rules Revisions Include Technology – What Attorneys Must Know

Last August, the American Bar Association (ABA) revised the Model Rules to account for the rising use of technology in […]

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DACA Questions and Answers with Attorney Cheryl R. David

Our August DACA Webinar generated a significant amount of questions from attendees. Today’s article is a continuation of our Q&A […]

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For I-9 and E-Verify Compliance, First Start with the Law and Regulations

Last month, I featured a List of Top Ten I-9 Audit and E-Verify Resources that have become indispensable resources for […]

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Top 9 Legal Resources for Immigration Practitioners

For the past two months, writing about the developments of what we now know as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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OSC Instructs Employers Regarding Software Features

Nowadays, it seems like the government is keen on keeping tabs on evolving workplace technology, particularly software that relates to […]

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Will I-94 Automation Cause More Headaches for U.S. Employers?

Did you get the memo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that the I-94 card is now being automated?  […]

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Will I-94 Automation Cause More Headaches for U.S. Employers?

Did you get the memo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that the I-94 card is now being automated?  […]

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DACA Questions and Answers with Attorney Randall Caudle

Last Wednesday, August 22, 2012, our DACA Webinar generated a significant amount of questions from attendees. Today’s article seeks to […]

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USCIS Revises New Form I-9 (AGAIN) and Estimates Each Form Will Take 35…

On Thursday, August 23, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new (and mostly improved) Form I-9 […]

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Bye Bye I-94 Card – Coping with I-94 Automation

On August 7, 2012, without much fanfare, the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) released a travel update informing foreign travelers […]

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Last Chance to Comment on Form I-9 Proposed Changes

Last week, USCIS announced the current Form I-9 should continue to be used absent further notice from the Service. Back […]

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Feeling Abandoned by Your Immigration Software Vendor? EDGE to the Rescue!

In the world of immigration legal software, staying on the cutting edge and ahead of the curve is not easy. […]

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List of Top Ten I-9 Audit and E-Verify Resources

Veterans and novices to the I-9 and E-Verify field can access a variety of online resources available at their fingertips. […]

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Cost Comparison of Maintaining a Paper v. Digital Immigration Practice

In early August, we sponsored a webinar on Best Practices for Paperless & Cost-Saving Protocols. As far as speakers go, […]

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Making the Switch When Your I-9 Needs Have Matured

When the federal government’s enforcement strategy changed a few years ago, many organizations discovered that their I-9s were not fully […]

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Free Webinar on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Today, August 15, 2012, marks the first day USCIS will begin accepting requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). […]

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Industrial Strength Immigration Compliance Auditing with Attorney Charles Miller

I recently interviewed Attorney Charles (“Chuck”) Miller, co-author of Immigration Law in the Workplace (Aspen). You’re probably already familiar with […]

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Why the DHS Electronic Matrix Will Catch Us All

Since 9/11, Legacy INS and now DHS have made significant efforts to digitize data about foreign nationals entering the U.S. […]

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USCIS Form I-9 Announcement (August 13, 2012)

Form I-9 enthusiasts should be aware USCIS announced this morning that U.S. employers should continue to use the existing Form […]

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3rd DHS Stakeholder Meeting Updates on Deferred Action Aug 14, 2012

Today, USCIS convened a stakeholder conference call to provide guidelines for the Deferred Actiondirective. This was the third stakeholder call […]

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What Employers Really Think of ICE’s IMAGE

According to the current LawLogix August Poll, more than 80% of respondents agree that E-Verify should be mandated nationally (in […]

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What Employers Really Think of ICE’s IMAGE

According to the current LawLogix August Poll, more than 80% of respondents agree that E-Verify should be mandated nationally (in […]

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When to Update USCIS Poverty Guidelines?

Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releases poverty guidelines in the Federal Register to be […]

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When to Ask Legal Clients for References and Referrals

Last week, I talked briefly in my article about business tips for immigration practitioners. In today’s article, I’ll discuss in more […]

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Will E-Verify Enrollment Spike Nationally?

In the past year, it seems like E-Verify has been quite a popular topic for national congressional leaders in both […]

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2nd DHS Stakeholder Meeting Updates on Deferred Action- August 3, 2012

DHS Convened a Stakeholder conference call Friday, August 3 regarding its recent Deferred Actiondirective.  With only a few hours advance […]

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How to Move Your Case Files Online (Even If YOU Have Mountains of…

WATCH NOW According to Gartner Research, organizations maintain 30 times more data than in 1999 with paper consumption going up at a […]

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How to Fight an ICE I-9 Fine, Why Employers Litigate

We recently highlighted another OCAHO decision that ultimately benefitted the Employer (a decision decided on procedural grounds).  However, little is […]

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Top 3 Business Tips to Improve Your Immigration Practice (Part 2)

Today’s article continues the discussion on how Immigration Attorneys can improve their practice in ways that are unrelated to substantive […]

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ICE Re-Audits Employer, Alleged Knowing Hiring of Unauthorized Workers

Imagine: immigration officers audit your company’s I-9 forms.  Nine years later, the officers return to conduct a second audit and […]

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Top 3 Business Tips to Improve Your Immigration Practice (Part 1)

One of the biggest open secrets in the world of law practice is that managing a successful legal practice (whether […]

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Can Employers Achieve I-9 and E-Verify Compliance?

For many employers, the idea of achieving I-9 and/or E-Verify compliance may be in the distant future.  Yet, with all […]

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USCIS Shakes Up EB-5 Investor Program (Again)

Last week, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced the creation of a “new office to oversee all administration of the EB-5 […]

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DHS Provides Updated I-9 and E-Verify Statistics July 19, 2012

A couple of times a year, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security will provide a written statement outlining the […]

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DHS Sec. Napolitano Gets Grilled by House Judiciary Committee in Oversight Hearing

If you’ve ever wondered what politicians actually do, the three-hour recording of the House Judiciary Committee’s Oversight Hearing of the […]

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Can E-Verify “Self-Assessment” Help an Employer?

One of the most challenging issues for employers and their counselors during a government I-9 audit is determining how much […]

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The Future of NPOs & CBOs by CLINIC’s Jack Holmgren

Today we are joined by Jack Holmgren, Field Support Coordinator, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), in San Francisco, California as […]

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4 Reasons Why I-9 Compliance Plague CEOs

In a recent article, I read that the top seven risks plaguing companies were issues involving (1) violations of the […]

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Implementing Paperless & Other Cost-Saving Measures

Join us Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2pm (EST) for our next immigration practice webinar series: Best Practices for a […]

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Why Value Procurement Is Critical to I-9 Compliance

In the world of procuring goods or services, there is an ongoing debate between value procurement versus price procurement.  As […]

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The Revolt Against Notarios and UPL Fraud

With multiple news reports regarding prosecutorial discretion and deferred action for DREAMers, the immigrant community and professional service providers are […]

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Why Cyberthieves Find Small Firms Attractive

Verizon recently released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report with interesting (though not necessarily new) findings.  The 92-page report is […]

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Pennsylvania Mandates E-Verify for State Public Works Contractors and Subcontractors

On July 5, 2012, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act No. 127 (formerlySenate Bill 637), The Public Works Employment […]

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Where Does the SEC Stand on I-9 Security?

These days, we’re reading more and more about the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) efforts in guiding how corporations report on […]

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List of Practice Advisories for Deferred Action for DREAMers

In the last couple of weeks, DREAMers were given an opportunity to step out of the shadows in order to pursue some […]

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Justice Department Complaint Reveals Electronic I-9 Compliance Failures

Two weeks ago, the Justice Department announced the latest I-9 related law suit against Rose Acre Farms, a major U.S. […]

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I-9 and E-Verify Software Due Diligence after Rose Acre Farms

Anyone who has purchased a home knows that conducting due diligence is critical. You have to go through a number […]

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Deferred Action for DREAMers – 6 Things You Must Know

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is courtesy of Attorney Philip Eichorn, of Philip Eichorn Co., LPA, Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Eichorn is the Vice-Chair […]

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How Will SB1070 Impact U.S. Employers?

By now, the headlines regarding Arizona’s S.B. 1070 law have been splattered across many news outlets. Many wonder what practical […]

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Quick Review of SB 1070 Decision Day!

Yesterday was an exciting day! The Supreme Court decided Arizona v. United States, after granting a review of a writ […]

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Thinking About Social Media? Avoid These Top 5 Social Media Mistakes

Today’s immigration practitioners from community based organizations to large firms to solo attorneys can all benefit from the value of […]

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Justice Department Sues Major U.S. Egg Producer for Discrimination Caused by Electronic I-9…

On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced the filing of a lawsuit by the Office of Special Counsel for […]

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Justice Department Sues Major U.S. Egg Producer for Discrimination Caused by Electronic I-9…

On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced the filing of a lawsuit by the Office of Special Counsel for […]

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U.S. Expands Treaty with Israel for E-2 Investor Visas

With all the news about DHS prosecutorial discretion, it’s easy to forget that the Obama administration has made other advancements that impact existing […]

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DHS Stakeholder Meeting Updates on Deferred Action- June 18,2012

Last Friday, June 15, 2012, during the AILA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, we were surprised with exciting news from DHS. […]

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AIC, a Resource for Immigration Practitioners

Each day, there are different outlets that compete for your attention; news sources, blogs, feeds, postings, emails, phone calls and […]

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Dream a Little Dream with Attorney Charles Kuck

Do you ever wonder who is the gregarious, outspoken attorney voicing his opinions at immigration conferences? Charles Kuck, Managing Partner […]

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Crushing ICE? The Case of U.S. v. Ronning Landscape, Inc.

Lately, it seems like every article warns about the prowess of ICE, punctuating the immigration enforcement landscape by its mighty […]

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AILA Annual Conference 2012 Around the Corner!

Like clockwork each year, many of us gather at the annual conference hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). […]

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Hire the Right Attorneys for I-9 and E-Verify Compliance

Here at the I-9 and E-Verify Blog, for years we’ve encouraged our readers to partner with experienced legal counsel because […]

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CLINIC Annual Convening – a Meeting of the Minds

As an Exclusive Partner with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), we were excited to be invited to attend […]

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Learned Lessons: DOJ sues Tuscany Hotel and Casino LLC

Imagine starting the work day with an announcement the Government is suing your organization. That’s exactly what happened last week […]

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Can You Withstand a Breach in Cyber Security?

Outside of the financial and tax sectors, the practice of immigration law produces a significant amount of personally identifiable information […]

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ACIP, SHRM and LawLogix Comment on Form I-9 Proposed Changes

The May 29th comment deadline came and went but it seems the government’s proposed changes to the Form I-9 are […]

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Does the I-9 Receipt Rule Really Mean What It Says?

[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is courtesy of Sharon Mehlman, Partner at Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP in […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Ditch the In-House Immigration Software for a Cloud-Based One

In the face of rising operating costs and security considerations, many mid to large size law firms and even some […]

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Managing I-9s with a Workforce of Thousands

For many small businesses (with fewer than 100 employees), managing the I-9 Forms process may be cumbersome yet still achievable. […]

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What Happens to Your Clients and Legal Staff After You Die or Become…

What happens to your law clients when you become incapacitated, injured, or worst, die? Many of us would rather not […]

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New I-9 Forms for the Entire Workforce?

It’s been nearly 3 years since the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Amendments of 2009 mandating the use of E-Verify by […]

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USCIS Goes Electronic (For Real This Time) via ELIS

As of yesterday, USCIS officially released the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS), kicking off its long awaited debut of online form […]

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Government Changes Are Coming. How Will it Impact Your Organization?

In the past few years, directives from the government have expanded enforcement of I-9 related regulations on U.S. employers. U.S. […]

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How to Benchmark in Immigration Law

Being a blog writer allows me insight into different aspects of immigration law practice management that as an attorney alone, I […]

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What Motivates You?

After a recent training session, I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of the book entitled 100 Ways to Motivate […]

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LawLogix Interviews Department of Justice Attorneys

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is courtesy of the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorneys Edward Gallagher and David Searle, who were […]

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Must You Keep Client Files Forever?

One of the many challenges law offices and organizations have is finding enough room to physically store client files (especially […]

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5 Reasons to Optimize Technology at Your Immigration Practice

In the world of marketing, experts say the internet has equalized the playing field for attorneys and legal service organizations. […]

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What To Do When Employees Leave the Law Nest?

What happens when your paralegal, coordinator, case manager (or Star Employee) wants to go back to school to become a […]

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Today, we’re going to take a look at a few I-9 and E-Verify issues we raised recently that are making […]

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This article is a follow-up to my article last Thursday, where I wrote about Alabama Senate Bill 543 (SB543), which […]

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New Guidance Released on Complying with Colorado’s I-9 Employment Verification Law

By now, many employers are familiar with the patchwork of state E-Verify laws which have been steadily consuming the country […]

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A Paralegal’s Perspective on U.S. Immigration

In many immigration law offices across the country, you’ll find stacks of client files on bookshelves, desks and even the […]

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Protecting Personal Data on I-9 Forms

If you’ve ever had to fight a charge on your credit card you didn’t make, or have been the victim […]

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Alabama Mandates 50 CLE Hours for Immigration Attorneys?

This past April, Alabama Senator Holley recently introduced Senate Bill 543 (SB543) that would require attorneys who practice immigration law in […]

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Pre-Filled and Pre-Populated I-9 Forms

No good deed goes unpunished! We’re talking about the I-9 Form and the good deed of pre-filling out Section 1 […]

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Immigration Practice Management for Non-Profits –Creating an Accountable Staff

Last month, we talked about the importance of developing transparency in how staff members utilize their immigration tracking and case […]

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A Brief Look at the New M-396, Guide to Selected US Travel and…

You arrive at the office bright and early, ready to begin today’s round of employee onboarding. Three new hires will […]

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Developing a Competitive Advantage

To operate a successful immigration practice, practitioners must maintain a competitive advantage in order to retain and attract new clients.The […]

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Spotting I-9 Document Fraud – Must Employers Become Document Experts?

During last week’s keynote speech at the Second Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium, ICE Director John Morton mentioned that in […]

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The Dangers of the “Self” I-9 Audit

On our last blog article, we quoted ICE as saying “We encourage self audits!” While this statement is true in […]

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Why I’m Excited about AILA National in Nashville TN!

[Editor Note: This article is courtesy of our guest blogger Randall Caudle of the Law Office of Randall Caudle.  Mr. […]

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Immigration Litigation: Fighting the Good Fight

In each and every one of us, when faced with conflict and danger, we are hard-wired to stay and fight, […]

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Symposium Updates on I-9 and More

Last Friday, the Second Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium was held at Stanford Law School’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance. […]

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How NOT to be Left Out of the Loop by Clients

Have you ever had a foreign national client leave the country only to inform you after the fact, when he […]

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An Easy Approach to Employee Performance Reviews – A Practical Guide

The annual ritual of giving employees a performance review can trigger passionate criticism and fear in many managers! In recent […]

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NLRB Settlement – Know When to Enroll in E-Verify

What does the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have anything do with enrolling in E-Verify? If your organization consists of […]

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How to Make Your Meetings Productive

Do you call a meeting every week to get an update on what’s going on at your organization? If you’re […]

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Answers to Your I-9 Form and Audit Questions

We’ve had two webinars in the month of April related to I-9 and E-Verify topics. During these webinars, our attendees […]

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Preparing a Winning Response to a USCIS Request for Evidence (RFE)

Most immigration practitioners have experienced the dreaded Request for Evidence (RFE) issued by USCIS. For the lucky few, the RFE […]

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5 Secrets I-9 Software Vendors Don’t Want You to Know

The latest reports on I-9 audits by ICE, OSC investigations and potential revisions to the I-9 Form would have any […]

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Immigration Practice Management for Non-Profits – Why Transparency Matters

Often, when a non-profit or community-based organization is getting organized, the first thing they research is software to manage their […]

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Getting LPRs Naturalized – The Icing on the Cake

Where does an immigration case begin and where does it end? Often times, foreign nationals come to your organization to […]

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The Nitty Gritty of Preparing for an I-9 Audit

Did you know ICE sent out another wave of I-9 audit notices to employers late last month?  Are you wondering […]

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Queen of I-9 Audits: An Interview with Attorney Wendy Padilla-Madden

With all this talk about I-9 audits and enforcements, today’s Day in the Life of Series highlights attorney Wendy Padilla-Madden […]

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I-9 and E-Verify News Updates

In the world of I-9 and E-Verify News, updates come and go very quickly. I’m keeping this blog short and […]

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Immigration Practice Management Webinar Series – Earn FREE CLE Credits

If you’ve been a faithful reader of the Case Management Guru site (CM Guru), you’ll know that this blog provides […]

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Top 5 Project Planning Steps for Success

The expression “failing to plan is planning to fail” cannot be any truer in today’s immigration law practice and organization. […]

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I-9 Justice – How the Greencard is Costing Organizations Greenbacks

When it comes to I-9 employment verification, the law allows employees to choose from a list of acceptable documents proving […]

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Requesting Payment Plans from ICE for I-9 Violations and Fines – A Practice…

[Editor’s Note: This is a Special Edition Practice Advisory written by Sharon R. Mehlman, Partner at Larrabee, Mehlman, Albi and Coker LLP.  Reprint […]

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Overlooking a Golden Opportunity – Interns

In the spring and summer months, law students across the country scramble to find internships to put their newly acquired […]

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Invoking Alternative Strategies in Immigration Cases

My phone rang one early Friday morning while I was on my way to work. It was a foreign national […]

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Double the Fun: USCIS Proposes New 2-page I-9 Form and Seeks Public Comment

On Tuesday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice seeking public comment on a newly redesigned version […]

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Over-Documentation: The Problem of Belts and Suspenders on I-9 Documentation

[Editor’s note: Today’s blog is courtesy of Allen Orr, Jr. of Orr Immigration Law Firm P.C.] Across the various I-9 […]

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An International Immigration Incident with Attorney Charles Foster

One Saturday afternoon, I stumbled on the movie Mao’s Last Dancer.  I was riveted by the colors, the music and the dazzling […]

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Is It Safe to Email Your Clients Sensitive Data?

Many months ago, I had a foreign national ask me if it was “safe” to email his documents to his […]

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Two Companies Ordered to Pay Penalties for Missing I-9s

Mary listened intently to the attorney in the front of the room discussing I-9s. It was a familiar story: I-9s […]

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In Praise of USCIS Director Mayorkas

[Editor’s Note: This article is courtesy of our guest blogger Kenneth A. Cohen, Partner atKavinoky Cook LLP, who offers praise […]

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E-Verify More Popular Than The Cool Kids – State Updates and More

The E-Verify Program continues to pick up steam nationwide. We keep track of legislation as it develops so that we […]

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How to Make Your Time Work for You

Every day, I embark on a new journey of selecting an article topic, doing my research and interacting with all […]

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All-In-One Vendors: I-9 Risks Every C-Level Exec Must Know

Recent mergers and acquisitions by industry giants like Oracle and SAP are a tell-tale sign that service providers are heading […]

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Practicing Immigration Law With A Conscience

I read two pretty powerful articles this week that dealt with leading a conscious-driven life in business.  It’s possible and […]

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Taming the Immigration Email Monster

Employment-based Immigration work tends to be fast paced and very demanding. In the corporate setting, the immigration needs of employees […]

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USCIS Atlanta Field Office Meeting

I was hoping today’s posting would contain some hearty nuggets of insight and information for my readers about the state […]

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Get E-Verify Map Updates

When E-Verify first became mandatory for Arizona employers in 2008, little did we realize this was only the beginning of […]

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Through the Detention Center Looking Glass

[Editor Note: This article is courtesy of our guest blogger Camille J. Mackler of the Law Office of Camille J. […]

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Star Paralegal Contest Winners!

Last month, I wrote about the World’s Best Paralegals and launched the Star Paralegal Contest in celebration. The contest ended […]

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How to Make Your Organization More Attractive for an Acquisition

In January, we wrote about how an organization can stay I-9 compliant before and after the merger and acquisition process. […]

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Make an Award-Winning Software Your Best Ally

Distinguishing your immigration law firm is a tricky business. With the internet being a source for many clients to vet […]

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E-Verify – It’s Yes, It’s No!

Tracking the progress of E-Verify legislation in the U.S. is like listening to Katy Perry’s Hot n Coldsong. One minute, […]

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A Breath of Fresh EIR from USCIS

They say the squeaky wheel gets the oil but in the case of U.S. immigration, we’ve been dealing with a […]

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Day in the Life of Attorney Paul Zulkie

Paul Zulkie, Managing Principal of Zulkie Partners LLC in Chicago, Illinois, has an opinion or two about the state of […]

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Immunity from I-9 Inspections? 5 Myths Busted!

Think your organization is immune from Form I-9 audits?  Think again!  No matter the size nor the industry, ICE does […]

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5 Habits of Successful Immigration Organizations

Habits play a critical role in how we humans behave so much that Charles Duhigg released his new book yesterday, The […]

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Take the LawLogix I-9 Quiz

Last June, our Guest Blogger Charles Miller, co-author of Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers provided us with an I-9 Quiz […]

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Attorney Secrets – Six Steps to Setting Realistic Client Expectations

Raise your hand if you’re ever had an incident where you could have set better client expectations. [Author’s hand is […]

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Day in the Life of Attorney Jared Leung

Our Day in the Life of … is a blog series highlighting different individuals and their relationship to the larger […]

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Pre I-9 Audit Planning: Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best…

[Editor’s Note: Our two-day blog series is courtesy of Valentine A. Brown, Partner at Duane Morris, LLP. (Read Part 1.) […]

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How to Help Combat Notario Fraud

(Para Español Oprima Aquí) Navigating U.S. immigration procedure is about as easy as rocket science! Yet, despite the complexity, or, maybe because […]

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Immigration Case Mgmt Software for the Greater Good

Those of you who have volunteered, worked at or collaborated with a non-profit or community-based organization or charity will know firsthand […]

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Pre I-9 Audit Planning: Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best…

[Editor’s Note: Our two-day blog series is courtesy of Valentine A. Brown, Partner at Duane Morris, LLP.] There are many […]

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The Future of Immigration FY2013

The Department of Homeland Security released its annual budget proposal for FY2013, totaling more than $59 billion. Of the breakdown […]

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DHS FY2013 Budget Proposal – Will E-Verify Become Mandatory?

Like clockwork this time of year, the Department of Homeland Security released its annual budget proposal for FY2013, totaling more […]

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USCIS Considers Secondary Review Process for E-Verify Final Nonconfirmations

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Verification Division held a stakeholder engagement to gather feedback on a […]

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29 Ways to Love Your Employees

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this article offers 29 different ways into an employee’s heart so that successful […]

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USCIS Announces Nationwide Expansion of E-Verify Self Check Program

Have you ever wondered whether the US government thinks you’re authorized to work in the United States? Sure, you may […]

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Where Do the World’s Best Paralegals Work?

I was applying for my first immigration paralegal job after college.  During my job interview, my future boss said to me […]

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Getting the Right Phone Calls from Foreign National Clients?

Whether you are a non-profit, community based, law practice or enterprise organization, your Foreign National clients are always your first […]

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Forging a Partnership with Your Corporate Clients

What do the most successful immigration law practices do to make and keep their corporate clients happy?  In a tough […]

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I-9 and E-Verify Readers Benefit from Well Researched Original Blog Articles

Time-consuming, confusing, challenging and overwhelming can easily describe the I-9 and E-Verify compliance arena, especially when it comes to Employers […]

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Data Security in Immigration Case Management: Facts and Myths

The start of a new year is an opportunity to be leaner, fitter, healthier and more positive-thinking for many individuals.  […]

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Warning: Employers Revisited by ICE for Past I-9 Mistakes

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Kevin Lashus of Jackson Lewis LLP] The Obama Administration is launching another round […]

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The Merger and Acquisition Process: Staying I-9 Compliant

According to the latest report from Morningstar, the first half of 2011 was an impressive one for mergers and acquisition […]

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Top Immigration Blogs – 2012 Edition

AILA Leadership Blog This is the official blog sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that offers a forum […]

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The Current STATE of E-Verify – A brief look at State-Level E-Verify requirements…

Slowly but surely, E-Verify is becoming the not-so-voluntary system of choice for verifying new hires’ eligibility to work in the […]

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Teaching Hospital Agrees to Pay $115,000 for Discrimination during the I-9 Process

Today, the Department of Justice announced another “6-figure” anti-discrimination settlement agreement – this one with the University of California San […]

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Form I-9 Remediation in a Private Audit: The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Charles M. Miller, co-author of the ABA’s new best-selling book Immigration Compliance Auditing […]

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AILA Midyear Conference Focuses on Worksite Enforcement as I-9 and E-Verify Issues Continue…

[Editor’s Note: to all of our readers from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), we’re happy to post the following […]

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Justice Department Sues Teaching Hospital for Pattern or Practice of I-9 Document Abuse

Today, the Department of Justice reminded us again that sometimes employers can go too far in their I-9 obligations, crossing […]

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In search of fraudulent documents – Does the I-9 process really require employers…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Sharon Mehlman and Kimberley Best Robidoux of Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | […]

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E-Verify Advocacy: Suggestions for a Better Tentative Nonconfirmation Process

When you see articles on “E-Verify” around the net, you’re most likely going to read about big policy issues (is […]

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The Image of IMAGE (A Response to “A New and Improved I-9 IMAGE”)

[Editor’s note: this is the second article in a two-part series on ICE’s IMAGE program. Today,Nancy Jo-Merritt of Fennemore Craig, […]

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A New and Improved I-9 IMAGE

Editor’s note: the Associated Press recently reported that the number of companies participating in ICE’s “IMAGE” program has been gradually […]

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ICE has major beef with Michigan dairy farm: owners sentenced to three years…

Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the owners of a Michigan dairy farm had been sentenced to three […]

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The Government Gets Back in the Ring…Employers Around the Country Report a New…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie of Greenberg Traurig] The calls from clients who received visits from Department […]

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Update from Alabama: Attorney General Posts Guidance on the Toughest Immigration Law in…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Wendy Padilla-Madden from Balch & Bingham LLP.] Today, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange […]

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Recap of the FBA Workplace I-9 Enforcement Conference

Last week, I was fortunate to attend and speak at the 6th Annual Workplace Enforcement and Immigration Conference, which is […]

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Dealing with Skeletons in the Closet, Part II: Errors, omissions and inconsistencies on…

Yesterday, we began discussing the most recent I-9 penalty case (United States of America v. Ketchikan Drywall Services, Inc.), which […]

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Dealing with Skeletons in the Closet, Part I: the Latest Case on I-9…

[Editor’s note: today’s article is the first in a two-part series on the most recent I-9 penalty case] With Halloween […]

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Form I-9 Document Alert: USCIS announces New EAD and Certificate of Citizenship

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this week that the agency is now issuing an enhanced Employment Authorization […]

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Morton Announces Record Increase in Worksite Enforcement Activity

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Kevin Lashus of Jackson Lewis LLP] Yesterday before testifying before the House Committee […]

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Governor Brown signs bill prohibiting E-Verify mandates in California

Over this past weekend, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law Assembly Bill 1236 “the Employment Acceleration Act of […]

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Latest I-9 Enforcement Action from the Department of Justice

The following is from the Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Web Site: The Justice Department has filed […]

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Playing with “No-Matches” – Don’t Get Burned – How the Social Security Administration…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Sharon Mehlman and Kimberley Best Robidoux of Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | […]

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Sometimes You Can Go Too Far: How to Avoid Citizenship Status Documentation And…

[Editor’s note: today’s blog is courtesy of Gary Endelman, Senior Associate at Fong & Associates LLP]. The opinions expressed are […]

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Evaluating an Electronic I-9 Program – the Devil is in the Details

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Sharon Mehlman and Kimberley Best Robidoux of Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | […]

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Choosing Immigration Case Management Software – A Summer Law Clerk’s Path to LawLogix

[Editor’s note: today’s blog is courtesy of Greg Irby of Bennett Boehning & Clary LLP] As a second year law […]

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Latest I-9 Handbook Reveals New Guidance for Employers

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Bernard Wolfsdorf and Tien-Li Loke Walsh of the Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group.] In […]

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Missouri Pork Producer Agrees to Pay the Highest Civil Penalty on Record for…

Today, the Department of Justice announced a record anti-discrimination settlement agreement with Farmland Foods, Inc. to resolve allegations that the […]

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USCIS expands E-Verify Self-Check Coverage to 16 additional States and Adds Spanish-Language Option

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the E-Verify Self-Check Service is now available to residents […]

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USCIS hears suggestions and feedback on I-9 Central

On Tuesday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Verification Division held a listening session to gather feedback on […]

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Hot Off the Press: the Latest and Greatest I-9 and E-Verify News

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the fourth edition of the E-Verify Connection newsletter which provides […]

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Evaluating E-Verify: One Question at a Time

Earlier this week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised notice in the Federal Register seeking […]

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Electronic I-9s and the E-Verify Agent Rule

During the past few years, the E-Verify system has been marching along a steady path of improvements and enhancements, both […]

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ICE I-9 Audits: The Ultimate Game of Wack-a-Mole!

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Nancy-Jo Merritt of Fennemore Craig, P.C.] According to Wikepedia, the connotation of “Whac-a-mole” […]

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Back to the “Basics”: Who is the Employer for I-9 Purposes?

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Nici Kersey of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.] This is one of the biggest questions […]

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Anatomy of a Form I-9 Audit News Release

If you’re paying attention to Form I-9 audits and penalties (and who isn’t these days), you’re no doubt familiar with […]

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Mobility Solutions – Accessing your Client’s Immigration Case Information on the Go

Attorneys and case managers spend incredible amounts of time in the office – talking with clients, reviewing cases, or just […]

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The Electronic I-9 Tug of War, Part 2

The dispute between electronic I-9 vendors LexisNexis and USVerify continues, according to recent court documents and filings online. As reported […]

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Law Office Management: Billing Clients for Superior Case Management Technology

Recently a new EDGE Immigration Case Management user asked for some tips and strategies on how to distribute system costs […]

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The Ice Man Cometh: What You Can Do After the Notice of Inspection…

[Editor’s note: today’s blog is courtesy of Gary Endelman of Fong & Associates LLP]. You stare at the Notice of […]

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It’s 10:00. Do you know where your I-9s are?

It’s a well-known problem for many HR and hiring managers in the US: those pesky I-9 employment eligibility forms have […]

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Take an I-9 Auditing IQ Test

[Editor’s Note: Charles M. Miller, co-author of the ABA’s new best-selling book Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers, provides this I-9 […]

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DHS Paves the Way for Greater E-Verify Enforcement at the State Level

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is now permitting employers in the State of South Carolina […]

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Law Firm Economics: The Case for Variable Software Pricing

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, I’m reminded of the financial troubles that my immigration firm experienced in […]

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Old Myths and New Realities: The Tender Mercies of I-9 Re-verification

[Editor’s note: today’s blog is courtesy of Gary Endelman of Fong & Associates LLP].   Surrounding the question of I-9 […]

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Just When You Were Ready for Summer, ICE Sends a Chill Through the…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] It was noticeably cooler in […]

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Back to the Basics: Avoiding Anti-Discrimination and Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices in the…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Ilana Drummond of Jackson & Hertogs   While much of the discussion regarding employee […]

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Immigration Voyeurism: An Early Peek at Rep. Lamar Smith’s Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The original blog posting can also be […]

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Changes to the M-274 Handbook

June 11, 2011 // Whitepaper Key Changes in the New Version (6/1/2011) of the I-9 Handbook for Employers (M-274) Download […]

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Taking a RIDE on the next E-Verify Release

On June 12, 2011, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release its latest version of the E-Verify […]

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Live Blogging: the Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium

STANFORD, CA – Everyone’s favorite one-page government form takes center stage on Monday, June 6 at the Worksite Immigration Compliance […]

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10 Immigration Predictions: The Foreseeable Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Arizona E-Verify Decision

Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The original blog posting can also be […]

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First Do No Harm: How to Correct I-9 Mistakes the Right Way

[Editor’s note: today’s blog is courtesy of Gary Endelman of Fong & Associates LLP]. The fates have cursed you and […]

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All aboard the I-9 Central: Is this the last stop for compliance?

During the past week, I’ve been on the road (again), speaking at various immigration and HR-related conferences about I-9 compliance […]

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Non-profit Organizations Use Technology To Join the 21st Century!

LawLogix takes great pride in our hard-working non-profit clients who are cleverly and wisely using the EDGE immigration case management […]

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FTC Settlement Highlights the Importance of Protecting Sensitive I-9 Data in an Electronic…

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had reached an agreement with Electronic I-9 and E-Verify vendor, Lookout […]

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ICE turns up the heat on Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurants

What started as a fairly routine I-9 audit in Minnesota late last year has now turned into an expanding probe […]

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To Copy or Not to Copy: Is that the Question?

[Editor’s note: today’s blog is courtesy of Gary Endelman of Fong & Associates LLP]. One of the great questions plaguing […]

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Time Saving Techniques In Your Immigration Software

One of the major advantages of using an electronic Case Management System is its potential for automating routine information-gathering and […]

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The Return of the Social Security No-Match Letter

In a move that is certain to get the attention of I-9 compliance specialists and immigration counsel alike, the Social […]

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Can you improve your I-9 “IMAGE”?

[Editor’s note: today’s blog is courtesy of Gary Endelman of Fong & Associates LLP]. Announced in July 2006, the ICE […]

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USCIS Issues Final Rule on I-9 Form and Discusses Public Comments

Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule that adopts, without modification, the changes made to […]

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Government Shutdown Averted – E-Verify Operations to Continue

Today, the White House announced that President Obama has signed a short-term spending bill that averts a government shutdown. Passed […]

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E-Verify Planning in the Event of a Government Shutdown

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is co-authored by Amy Peck of Jackson Lewis LLP.] Amid the threat of a looming government […]

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Through the Looking Glass: I-9 Compliance from In-House Counsel Perspective

[Editor’s note: today’s blog, courtesy of Dr. Gary Endelman of Fong & Associates LLP, offers a unique view of I-9 […]

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Top 6 Immigration Software Security Questions to Nail in an RFP

Picture this: Your immigration firm has been aggressively pursuing an opportunity to represent a large international company with frequent visa […]

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Revised Inter-agency Agreement Clarifies Worksite Enforcement Directives

Yesterday, the US Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding […]

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Government Speakers Present on I-9 and E-Verify Issues

Today, I attended the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s 11th Annual Immigration Conference, which provided an in-depth look […]

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E-Verify Update: Self Check Goes Live on March 21, 2011 in Select US…

On Thursday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held an engagement in Washington, DC to demonstrate the new […]

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Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Process

[Editor’s note: today, we’re posting the first in a series of blogs intended for those readers who are new to […]

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Achieving a Paperless Immigration Law Office

“We want to go paperless or at least paper less – please help!” We are hearing this more and more […]

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E-Verify Connection March 2011: Statistics, Developments, and More

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the second edition of the E-Verify Connection newsletter which provides […]

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ICE Guide to Worksite Enforcement Investigations: You Can Run but You Can’t Hide

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Amy Peck of Jackson Lewis LLP] Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently stated […]

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Immigration ICE Storms Are Brewing: 7 Steps Employers Must Take NOW

Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The original blog posting can also be […]

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Mississippi Manufacturer Agrees to Pay Record $2.5 million fine for Immigration and I-9…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Wendy Padilla-Madden from Balch & Bingham LLP.] Howard Industries, a privately held manufacturer […]

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Immigration Case Management: Beyond Forms and Expirations

Law firms, organizations and companies looking for immigration software call the LawLogix sales line constantly with two fundamental questions (OK, […]

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Managing a Multi-Office Immigration Practice with Software

Immigration law firms are constantly in flux, whether for business or personal reasons, and this can present a real problem […]

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DHS 2012 Budget Proposal Reveals Continued Focus on I-9 Enforcement and E-Verify

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano recently unveiled a $57 billion Fiscal Year 2012 budget request to meet […]

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I-9 Audits: What’s the worst case scenario?

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Josie Gonzalez of Gonzalez & Harris.] With the reported surge in Immigration and […]

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Who Got a Golden Ticket? ICE Issues 1000 Worksite Audit Notices of Inspection

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] At a meeting of the […]

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M-274 Revisited: Panel Discusses the Revised I-9 Handbook

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is co-authored by Dan Brown of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP] Many people find I-9 compliance […]

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E-Verify Self Check Goes Live on March 18, 2011

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that the new […]

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Making the Most of Your Case Management System and Staff Resources

Recently, I was talking to an immigration attorney about the rather broad concept of data management. While that might sound […]

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Form I-9 Document Alert: USCIS Issuing New Version of EAD (Form I-766) Card

On Friday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is now issuing employment and travel authorization […]

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House Panel Measures the Value of E-Verify

On Thursday, the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held its second hearing on worksite and I-9 […]

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E-Verify: Much More than the Cost of Doing Business

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] In Thursday’s late edition of […]

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Compliance Alert: I-9 Central Website Coming Soon

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will soon announce a new I-9 compliance website, aptly named “I-9 Central,” […]

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Case Study: Judge orders Subway Restaurant to pay $27,000 for I-9 Violations

The Department of Justice, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has published a precedent decision regarding an employer’s […]

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Preparing for the H-1B Season

USCIS recently announced that the H-1B cap for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 has been reached.  As many are aware, each […]

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The Nine Best Immigration Practices for U.S.-Inbound Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Over more than the last 30 years, […]

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Keeping an Eye on the Bottom Line

When we think of immigration case management, several competing priorities come to mind: efficiently managing active cases, monitoring pending expirations, […]

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Picket At Immigration ICE Offices – Not At Chipotle Restaurants

Editor’s Note: today’s blog by Josie Gonzalez is republished with permission from the American Immigration Lawyers Associate (AILA) Leadership blog. […]

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ICE’s New Employment Compliance Inspection Center to Target the Largest U.S. Companies

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.] Practicing employment-related immigration law seems much like […]

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Latest Report on E-Verify: the Good, the Bad, and the Unresolved

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Amy Peck of Jackson Lewis LLP] The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

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Immigration Practitioners: Treat your clients to some ICE T

At a USCIS panel I attended some months ago that was held as part of the California Chapter AILA conference, […]

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Worksite Enforcement Meeting Sheds New Light on Government I-9 Auditing Practices

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dan Brown of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP] A recent meeting between the American […]

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USCIS Revises the M-274 Handbook for Employers on Completing the Form I-9

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted a newly revised version of the M-274 Handbook for Employers, […]

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Streamlining Compliance With the 4th LCA Requirement: Notice of the Filing

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Paul Zulkie of Zulkie Partners LLC] Experienced business immigration practitioners are familiar with […]

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Changes to the M-274 Handbook – January 2011

January 5, 2011 // Whitepaper Key Changes in the New Version (1/5/2011) of the I-9 Handbook for Employers (M-274) Download […]

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Sunshine (State) Surprise Introduces Latest E-Verify Mandate

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] Governor Rick Scott wasted no time […]

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Why A Company Should Not Self-Audit its Own Forms I-9

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Charles Kuck of Kuck Immigration Partners LLC.]   Much has been made recently of […]

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Beyond Email: Ensuring the Privacy and Security of Client Communications

Busy immigration practitioners often operate under extraordinary pressure and time constraints.  Finding efficient ways of completing time sensitive tasks, information […]

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Rethinking Employment-Based Immigration: Stop the GOP’s Slide toward Socialism

Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The title of this blog is preposterous, […]

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USCIS provides guidance on submitting passport numbers and visa numbers in E-Verify that…

Earlier this week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance concerning how to enter an employee’s […]

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Justice Department continues crackdown on I-9 discrimination, announcing settlement agreements in Oregon and…

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced its latest round of employer settlement agreements to resolve allegations of unlawful discrimination […]

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USCIS Publishes First Issue of E-Verify Connection Newsletter

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new E-Verify news publication called the “E-Verify Connection” on […]

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Adding a Custom Look and Feel to your Immigration Web Portal

Many software applications on the market today enable users to customize certain elements of the program to create a distinct […]

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Rock Meet Hard Place: Form I-9 Audit in Minnesota Leads to Mass Firings

Last week, news sources reported that at least 50 workers at several Minnesota-area Chipotle restaurants were fired in response to […]

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Managing Your Electronic Workspace: Two Monitors are Better Than One!

Prior to the advent of electronic case management systems and computer systems in general, the typical lawyer and paralegal team […]

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Homeland Security Investigations: Tales of Donuts, Deli’s, and Drywall

It’s been a busy week in the press room for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), as ICE continues to aggressively pursue […]

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First Texas Republican is Appointed to Lead the Judiciary Committee. What does this…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) […]

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USCIS Releases Form I-9 Stakeholder Summary

Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a detailed summary of its recent I-9 listening session, which […]

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A Feast of I-9 Compliance: Government Agencies Discuss Worksite Enforcement Strategies and Priorities

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Wendy Padilla-Madden from Balch & Bingham LLP.] We’ll start with a simple and […]

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Capacity Building: ICE/HSI Form I-9 Audit Fusion Center—Open for Business

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] On the heels of a Department […]

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Leading Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturer Reaches Settlement for Unfair I-9 Practices

The Department of Justice has announced a settlement agreement with Hoover Inc., the iconic and well-known manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, […]

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Learning Case Management: The Power of Interactive Workshops

Adopting technology to manage your immigration practice is a smart choice for the savvy Immigration attorney or non-profit organization. The […]

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The Great I-9 Debate: Re-Designing the Most Complicated One-Page Form in America

Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Josie Gonzalez of Gonzalez & Harris. On Tuesday, theUnited States Citizenship and Immigration […]

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Rethinking Immigration: Time to End the IRCA Squeeze

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.] With Republicans salivating at the prospect of […]

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“Man Forfeits ’09 Harley For Failing To Fill Out I-9s, news at 11…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] Yesterday afternoon, the owner of […]

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Healthcare System agrees to pay $257,000 penalty for unfair I-9 documentary practices

The Department of Justice has announced a record settlement agreement with Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the eighth-largest health system in […]

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USCIS Stakeholder Meetings on Transformation Program to Electronic Account System

Did you know that USCIS has embarked on a long-term, comprehensive project to overhaul the way in which all paper-based […]

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ICE Releases Latest Worksite Enforcement Statistics

Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton announced […]

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New USCIS Fees Take Effect. Have you updated your billing system?

The USCIS has published a final rule which increases the fees for many immigration filings, including premium processing cases, and […]

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USCIS Provides Guidance on US Passport Photo Matching

This week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released its latest improvement to the E-Verify system by adding […]

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The $1 million mistake: Abercrombie & Fitch to pay for electronic I-9 system…

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced today it had reached a $1,047,110 […]

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Invite your Foreign Nationals to be Pro-Active Partners in the Success of their…

Much of your work as immigration practitioners is devoted to offering your clients the best level of service and individual […]

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LawLogix Launches Immigration Case Management Blog

Welcome to “Case Management Guru,” a blog and online community dedicated to helping law firms, non-profits, universities, and companies manage […]

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Governor Extends Validity of Puerto Rico Birth Certificates until October 30th; I-9 Guidance…

Yesterday, Puerto Rico Governor Luis G. Fortuño extended the validity of birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010 to American […]

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Consultations, Case Management, and Clever Ways to Combine Them

Today’s blog is courtesy of our “On the Road” Guru, Kathleen Judd. Software and Technology cleverly applied can provide a truly […]

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Tentative Nonconfirmations: Don’t Panic Just Yet

As an employer, there’s a certain amount of trepidation that comes with using the E-Verify system. While roughly 97% of […]

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E-Verify to Conduct US Passport Photo Matching Webinars

USCIS announced today (through the E-Verify user portal) that it will be holding two one-hour webinars on the US Passport […]

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The latest I-9 Audit Surge and ICE Enforcement Statistics

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is serving more than 500 Form I-9 Notices of Inspection to organizations across the U.S., […]

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Managing Consultations in the Hopes of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Today’s blog is courtesy of our “On the Road” Guru, Kathleen Judd. Comprehensive Immigration Reform (fondly referred to as CIR) […]

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ICE Casts the Last Chill of the Fiscal Year: A New Round of…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie, Kevin Lashus, Maggie Murphy, and Mahsa Aliaskari of Greenberg Traurig] Immigration and […]

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Are your I-140 Petitions and EB I-485 Applications Languishing at the Texas Service…

In late 2008, the Texas Service Center (“TSC”) launched a special initiative for AILA members to expedite processing of pending […]

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E-Verify Photo Matching of US Passports Begins September 26, 2010

USCIS announced today (through the E-Verify user portal) that it will be adding the photo matching process for US passports […]

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Another exception to the rule: USCIS provides guidance on accepting Puerto Rico Birth…

Yesterday, the USCIS released I-9 guidance on the implications of the Puerto Rico Birth Certificate law, which calls for the […]

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Expirations keeping you up at night? Consider a CMS for a better night’s…

Expiration tracking is one of those tedious, yet critically important immigration tasks which just begs (maybe even screams?) for an […]

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Why won’t E-Verify accept this I-9? Passport numbers, visa numbers and the joy…

The programmers behind E-Verify must have a difficult task. They started with a few fundamental rules (only use E-Verify for […]

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An Enlightened Approach for Tracking Visa Priority Dates

In a few days, the Department of State (DOS) will release its October Visa Bulletin, which summarizes the availability of immigrant […]

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Justice Department Sues Arizona Community College District for Discrimination during the I-9 Process

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Community College District, alleging a pattern or […]

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When I-9 and E-Verify Rules Clash: Accepting Only List B Documents with a…

For many employers, E-Verify is a relatively new concept – an extension if you will, of the basic I-9 process […]

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E-Verify Photo Matching of US Citizens Starts in September

Today, E-Verify formally announced that it will be expanding the photo matching process to include U.S. passports in September and driver’s […]

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Arizona snapshot indicates increased odds for September ICE Investigations. Are you gambling with…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] Interestingly, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) […]

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More from the IMAGE Conference: DHS Discusses I-9 and E-Verify Developments and Forensic…

Earlier this week, our friends from Greenberg Traurig blogged about the IMAGE Training Conference in Washington, DC, providing a detailed […]

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“Brave New World For All of Us”–Highlights from the IMAGE Employer Training Conference

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie, Kevin Lashus, and Maggie Murphy of Greenberg Traurig] In an effort […]

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Tackling E-Verify for Federal Contractors: Whether to Complete New I-9 Forms or Update…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Aimee Clark Todd of Troutman Sanders LLP.] Federal contractors subject to the FAR […]

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State E-Verify laws show mixed results

When employers think of “mandatory E-Verify,” they tend to focus on the FAR rule (also known as the federal contractor […]

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DHS’ Final Electronic I-9 Rule Eases Paperwork Burden on Employers

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog, which continues our coverage of the final electronic I-9 rule, is courtesy of Ilana Drummond of Jackson & Hertogs] New […]

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Concessions and Confusion: The NEW Electronic I-9 final rule

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] As expected the US Department […]

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The Importance of the Audit Trail for Electronic I-9s

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is co-authored by >Charles Kuck of Kuck Immigration Partners LLC.] It’s no secret that electronic I-9 and […]

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Penalties for I-9 Violations Increase in Texas and New Jersey

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is continuing to aggressively pursue employers for I-9 violations, according to recent accounts from Texas […]

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Immigration-Enforcement Preparedness: Is Your Business Ready?

Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP]. [Y]ou have to be prepared at any […]

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Several California Cities Now Require E-Verify

On Tuesday, the City of Temecula joined a growing number of inland California cities that require employers to use E-Verify. […]

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OSC Enforcement of I-9 Laws on the Rise

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Nici Kersey of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.] For most employers, it has been clear […]

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The Right Immigration Question is at Last Approved by the OSC

Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw LLP]. Every once in a while a government […]

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Emerging Trends with ICE I-9 Audits

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Paul L. Zulkie of Zulkie Partners LLC.] Within months of the Presidential Inauguration, […]

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Clarification: Employers have Four Days to Complete Section 2 of the Form I-9…

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] During the E-Verify Redesign trainings, […]

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Federal Agency Modifies all Contracts to Include E-Verify Clause

[Editor’s Note: this is the first in a series of ongoing “guest blogs” by respected experts in I-9 and E-Verify […]

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State E-Verify Provisions Taking Effect on July 1, 2010

Today, several E-Verify state law provisions go into effect, impacting employers in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Utah. Two of the […]

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US Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Challenging Arizona E-Verify Law

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal to the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA), a 2007 Arizona […]

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Another Washington County To Require E-Verify Participation

Lewis County officials have approved a resolution requiring local contractors in Washington State to use the E-Verify system as a […]

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Morton’s Restaurant Agrees to Penalties for I-9 Document Abuse

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it has reached an agreement withMorton’s Restaurant in Portland, Oregon to settle […]

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ICE I-9 Audits to Increase as Part of 5-Year Strategic Plan

Today, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a 5-year strategic plan, which covers a wide range of areas including […]

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South Carolina Plans for Increasing E-Verify Audits

In roughly 15 days, South Carolina’s E-Verify law (which is one of the toughest in the nation) will expand to […]

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Latest E-Verify Developments from ACIP Symposium

This week, the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) held its 36th annual symposium, bringing together government representatives and employers […]

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Justice Department Announces Latest Settlement in I-9 Discrimination Charge

The Justice Department has announced a settlement agreement with Aquatico Pool Management, Inc., as a result of an I-9 discrimination […]

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Pennsylvania Considers E-Verify Bills

Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives discussed two bills which would require Pennsylvania employers to verify the employment eligibility of […]

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I-9 Document Alert: EAD Cards for Haitian Nationals in Temporary Protected Status

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a special alert to notify Haitian nationals in Temporary Protected […]

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ICE Releases Internal Guide to I-9 Inspections and Penalties

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released a partially redacted version of its official I-9 inspection and penalty guide which […]

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New E-Verify Interface Debuts on June 13

The USCIS has announced that its newly redesigned E-Verify web interface will go live on June 13, 2010. As previously […]

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I-9 Document Alert: USCIS Revises the Employment Authorization Document

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has revised the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) that is […]

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San Diego restaurant grapples with I-9 indictment

Last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that a federal grand jury had indicted a San Diego restaurant and […]

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USCIS releases I-9 Fact Sheet on Temporary Protected Status

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted a new fact sheet on its website, which explains the special […]

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I-9 and E-Verify Immigration Panel Meets to Discuss the Latest Trends in 2010

Today, an immigration panel of experts in the field met in Memphis, Tennessee to discuss I-9s, E-Verify, and State Verification […]

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Chinese restaurant found liable for I-9 substantive violations, but ICE must provide clear…

The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has published a precedent decision regarding an employer’s liability for I-9 […]

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USCIS to Issue New Green Card with Enhanced Security Features

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has unveiled a redesigned permanent resident card (more commonly known as a […]

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Agency reports that nation’s largest companies have missteps in their I-9 and E-Verify…

The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) recently announced that many large employers routinely have “missteps” […]

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E-Verify 3.0, Self-Check, and I-9 Changes on the Horizon

Last week, the DHS sponsored a “listening session” held live in Washington, DC, which covered various topics including the Form […]

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DHS Publishes List of Federal Contractors Using E-Verify

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a list of federal contractors who are currently enrolled in E-Verify on […]

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A Closer Look at the Minnesota I-9 Security Breach

The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) of Minnesota recently issued a scathing report of data security concerns related to the State’s […]

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LawLogix Launches I-9 and E-Verify Blog on Electronic Verification and Data Security

LawLogix is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive new blog, devoted to late-breaking I-9 and E-Verify news and […]

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The New I-9 Handbook: The Devil is in the Details

[Editor’s Note: today’s blog is courtesy of Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus of Greenberg Traurig] On January 12, 2011, Director […]

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What is Knowledge of Unauthorized to Work for I-9 Purposes?

A recent OCAHO decision, United States v. Jalisco’s Bar and Grill, analyzed what “knowledge” of an employee’s unauthorized work status […]

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