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Revised Form I-9 Released by USCIS

On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) published its long-awaited, revised and updated Form I-9 […]

Rush to Fill H-1B Foreign Worker Starts in April

Employers who wish to hire foreign specialty workers should immediately consider preparations for filing their petitions in April to sponsor […]

U.S.-Canada Business Travel Guide Released to Public

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters association and the global law firm of Baker & McKenzie recently released a comprehensive overview of […]

Byzantine Pathways to Legal Immigration Need Reform

A recent post on the Washington Post’s WonkBlog brilliantly illustrates, with a Rube Goldberg style flow chart, just how complex […]

DOJ Decision Sheds Light on Applicability of I-9 Penalties

On Feb. 20, 2013, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (“OCAHO”) of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued an […]

Looming Budget Cuts Could Delay Travel

According to published reports, the Department of State (“DOS”) has warned that sequestration-related spending cuts could result in “major setbacks” […]

Employer Takes Hit for Favoring Immigrants

A healthcare staffing company based in Florida recently learned the hard way that it is illegal to favor foreign-trained individuals […]

Employers Face Tricky Immigration Law Conundrum

A well-known Illinois company headquartered in Downer Grove – FTD Group, Inc. – learned recently just how hard it is to walk […]