News Updates

Rescission of the DACA Program

September 6, 2017 Larrabee

DACA Program Rescinded The Department of Homeland Security has officially rescinded the program known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  The announcement came following a policy decision by President Trump, and a concurring legal opinion by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In his statement, President Trump...

Reminder: E-Verify Required for Most Federal Contractors

August 31, 2017 Larrabee

While E-Verify is currently a voluntary program for most employers, it is mandatory for most federal contractors and subcontractors if the contract includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.222-54.  The FAR clause has been effective since September 8, 2009, but we expect a renewed...

USCIS Announces Interviews for Employment-based Green Card Processes

August 29, 2017 Larrabee

USCIS Announces Expansion of the Interview Requirement To Employment-based Green Card Processes Effective Oct. 1, USCIS will begin conducting in-person interviews for the following: Adjustment of status applications based on employment (Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) Refugee/asylee relative petitions (Form I-730,...

New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Released Today

August 2, 2017 Larrabee

NEW I-9 EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY FORM RELEASED REQUIRED AS OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 USCIS released a slightly-modified Form I-9 today, bearing a revision date of 7/17/17. Employers may use the current version (11/14/16 N) through September 17, 2017. Effective September 18, 2017, use of the new I-9 form will be...

CBP Expands Global Entry

July 20, 2017 Larrabee

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has expanded eligibility for the Trusted Traveler Program "Global Entry" to include citizens of India.  India becomes the 11th country whose citizens are eligible to enroll in Global Entry. Benefits of the Program Global Entry allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved,...