Author: Larrabee

Immigration Audits and New Laws Impacting California Employers

22:06 09 January in News Updates
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2018 Rings in Increases in Federal Immigration Audits and New Requirements for California Employers Increase in worksite immigration audits; sanctions against employers anticipated In October 2017 Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan announced the agency's plan to increase worksite immigration enforcement actions (I-9 Employment...

Department of Homeland Security Reportedly Considering Changes to 7th Year H-1B Extension Rules

21:43 05 January in News Updates
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly considering new regulations that would limit the ability of H-1B workers who are in the lawful permanent residence (LPR) process to obtain an extension of their H-1B status beyond the usual six-year limit of authorized stay. The reported proposal, which arises from President Trump's "Buy American,...

The Future of H-4 EADs – Part II

18:48 05 January in News Updates
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The Future of H-4 EADs Part II Back in April 2017, we first addressed the future of H-4 EADs.  Below is an updated overview of the current status. Ongoing Litigation The litigation, Save Jobs USA v. DHS, initiated in April 2015 challenging the legality of the H-4 EAD regulation...

Travel Advisory

19:50 22 December in News Updates
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UPDATES ON THE TRAVEL BAN While the legal challenges to President Trump's September 24, 2017 Presidential Proclamation  ("Travel Ban") continue, on December 2, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the injunctions on the Travel Ban's implementation and allowed it to be fully implemented. The Travel Ban imposes...

Updates to USCIS Employment-Based Greencard Interview Procedures

22:05 19 October in News Updates
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LAC previously notified our clients that effective October 1, 2017, USCIS would begin conducting in-person interviews of all applicants seeking employment-based (EB) greencards. Since announcing the implementation of these new procedures, USCIS has issued the following updates: Which cases will require an interview? Every applicant who filed...