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ICE Raids – What Should an Employer Do if ICE Shows Up at Its Place of Business?

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, commonly referred to as “ICE,” is a law enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for the enforcement of immigration laws in the United States. As part of the enforcement responsibilities, ICE prosecutes those who are in violation of the U.S. immigration laws and if […]

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The Immigration Corner: Nonimmigrant Intent and Conduct Inconsistent with Status – Part 1

Two terms that commonly get thrown around with regard to U.S. visas are Nonimmigrant Intent and Conduct Inconsistent with Status. This is particularly true if you have ever attended an interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate or if you have been taken to secondary processing when entering the U.S. Both apply to visas issued […]

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The Immigration Corner: EB-5 Investor Green Card – General Overview

The fifth preference classification for employment-based immigration, more commonly referred to as the EB-5 green card, is an employment-based green card, whereby the immigrant invests a certain amount of money into a business, creates a certain amount of jobs and receives a green card to come to the U.S. to manage the business. The EB-5 […]

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The Immigration Corner: Green Card Sponsors Must Pay Back the Government

On May 23, 2019, President Trump signed a memorandum directing the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to enforce the existing immigration law regarding lawful permanent residence sponsor reimbursement. With this enforcement, the federal government will seek reimbursement from lawful permanent residence sponsors where the sponsored immigrant obtains public benefits. For any immigrant […]

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The Immigration Corner: President Trump’s New Immigration Proposal

On May 16, 2019, President Trump unveiled a new immigration proposal to completely overhaul the current U.S. immigration system. The U.S. immigration system has been a hot button topic for some time now and many different proposals have been put forth to change the system. The publicity that comes with President Trump has put a […]

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Social Security No Match Letters Are Back! What Does That Mean For You?

In December 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that beginning in March 2019, it would begin mailing letters to employers where a name and/or social security number did not match the SSA’s records. These “No Match” letters are not new—they have been around since the 1990s—but they have not been issued since 2012 and […]

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“ICE” Age: Best Practice Tips for I-9 Compliance

In the past couple of years, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has been escalating worksite enforcement efforts, and this trend steadily continues. In 2017, former Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan instructed its investigative unit, Homeland Security Inspections (“HSI”) to potentially quintuple worksite enforcement actions in 2018, targeting both employees and employers. The […]

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