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DHS Rule Will Permit Remote I-9 Authorizations on a Permanent Basis

***UPDATE: The new edition of the Form I-9 has been released and can be found here.*** The United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has issued a final rule that will permit certain employers to remotely verify I-9 employment authorization documents on a permanent basis beginning August 1, 2023. Historically, employers, or their “authorized representatives,” … Continue Reading

L-1B Specialized Knowledge Visa Category Guidance Goes into Effect Today: Brave New World?

While the L-1B Adjudications Policy Memorandum published by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on August 17, 2015, effective as of August 31, 2015, has many positive components, petitioners and practitioners are much concerned. The bottom line is that nothing in the Guidance “twists the arms” of adjudicators or strongly pushes them to change their … Continue Reading

USCIS Proposes: L-1B Adjudications Policy

The Key – Applying the “Preponderance of the Evidence” standard”? Immigration practitioners are trying to figure out what to make of the proposed Policy Memorandum on L-1B Adjudications Policy (hereinafter “Guidance”) published by USCIS on March 24th. There will be much discussion and debate during the 45-day comment period as we all struggle to figure … Continue Reading

E-Verify Keeps Getting in the News – That is the Way USCIS Wants it

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is heavily invested in the success of the E-Verify program, which it sees as the core for all future employer compliance programs.  “E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security … Continue Reading
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