Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)’

Federal Agencies to Crack Down on Employers Using Foreign Hires

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a press release disclosing the recently formed interagency partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) and the DOL’s Employment and Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) to stop discrimination against U.S. workers and to help…

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Federal Agencies Amping Up U.S. Worker Protections

Federal Agencies Amping Up U.S. Worker Protections

A recent federal interagency agreement is looking to identify potential violations by employers of statutes and regulations governing the processes for seeking employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Under a recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that “a framework has been…

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Should Your Company Participate in the ICE IMAGE Program?

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stepped up its efforts to raid U.S. employers who hire undocumented workers. The results of these raids can be potential criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers in addition to prosecution of the workers themselves as well as bad media coverage. However, ICE is also promoting…

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Form I-9 Is Changing

Understanding Form I-9’s Importance

President Trump continues to emphasize his goal to strictly enforce employment regulations as they pertain to undocumented workers. An increasing number of raids have been conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since the President took office in January. With an increased focus on deporting undocumented workers, it is important for employers to understand…

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Demystifying E-Verify

Struggling With E-Verify? Here Are Some Tips

As an employer, chances are you may have heard of E-Verify, the electronic database to verify employment eligibility of workers. Employers are not currently required to use E-Verify, though many utilize it. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reports that more than 700,000 employers use E-Verify at more than 1.9 million hiring sites. The process…

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