Starting Sept. 18th, 2017 – New I-9 Form Required

Update to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification On July 17, USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 until Sept. 18. Starting on Sept. 18, employers … [Read more...]

Special Bulletin – June 27, 2017 – Supreme Court Approves Limited Version of Trump Travel Ban

Yesterday, the Supreme Court reinstated a limited version of President Trump's travel ban that had been blocked by lower courts earlier this year. This executive order imposes a 90-day ban on travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Additionally, all refugees are prohibited from … [Read more...]

On H-1Bs and Travel Bans

Two recent events have come to light that might affect your immigration matters. In this issue of our newsletter, we will cover the following: 1) H-1B Deadline Looming 2) H-1B Premium Processing Service Suspension 3) New Presidential Executive Order - Travel Ban 2.0 Urgent Reminder - … [Read more...]

Recent Executive Orders – Report to Clients: Be Prepared

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed the Executive Order titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." The following is an explanation of the executive order and how it may affect you, your employees, or your family. This report attempts to explain who is … [Read more...]

Revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated 11/14/2016 . Until then, they can continue to use the version dated 03/08/2013  or the new version.  Overview Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 asks for "other last names used" rather than "other names used," and … [Read more...]

H-1B Special and Update on Travel Ban

In this newsletter, we provide an update on the following:  Update on Executive Orders: Information from CBP; H-1B Bills and What this Means for You; The Current Situation; Rep. Zoe Lofgren Bill H.R. 670; Sens. Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin Bill S.180; and Rep. Darrell Issa … [Read more...]

2018 H-1B — Call to Action

Are you thinking about hiring a foreign national under the H-1B visa program?  On April 1st, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B visa petitions for the Fiscal Year 2018 with an anticipated work start date of October 1, 2017. With the economy now in good shape, … [Read more...]

The Dirt Dictionary: ‘E’ is for EB-5 Green Card

What do real estate and green cards have in common? The Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Sky Hotel outside Seattle, Steiner Studios in Queens, Jay Peak Resort in Vermont and Gary Barnett’s Diamond Building on 47th Street all have something in common: EB-5 visa program funding...[Read More...] … [Read more...]