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DOL’s New Online H-1B Advisor

The Department of Labor has released a new online tool to help employers and employees understand how to comply with the H-1B visa program. This is part of the agency’s new compliance initiatives. As background, the H-1B non-immigrant visa classification was created under the Immigration and Nationality Act to help U.S. employers who cannot obtain workers … Continue reading DOL’s New Online H-1B Advisor
May 19, 2010

The “Green Card” Is Green Again

During the I-9 verification process, foreign-born employees often present a variety of Permanent Resident cards, commonly called “Green Cards.” However, for the last few decades, no version of the Permanent Resident card has been the color green. USCIS announced on May 11 a new version of the Permanent Resident card will be issued. The card … Continue reading The “Green Card” Is Green Again
May 14, 2010

More Challenges to Arizona Immigration Statute Announced

The city councils of two major Arizona cities – Tucson and Flagstaff – have announced their intentions to file lawsuits to challenge the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070). The Flagstaff City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution authorizing the lawsuit. The Council described the move as an … Continue reading More Challenges to Arizona Immigration Statute Announced
May 13, 2010

Opposition to Arizona Immigration Law: It’s About Pro-Diversity

While the business community has largely attempted to stay out of the debate surrounding Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070), professional basketball team Phoenix Suns jumps to the center of the debate over the Bill with the team’s decision to wear “Los Suns” jerseys during its playoff game against … Continue reading Opposition to Arizona Immigration Law: It’s About Pro-Diversity
May 12, 2010

Changes Already Made to Arizona Immigration Statute

The Arizona legislature has already made several changes to its recently enacted immigration statute, Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070). On the legislature’s last day in session, it passed changes to the law, which the Bill’s sponsor, Senator Russell Pearce, stated were intended to clarify that “the bill prohibits racial … Continue reading Changes Already Made to Arizona Immigration Statute
May 12, 2010

Wild Week for Arizona’s New Immigration Statute

The fervor surrounding Arizona’s new immigration statute, Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070), has grown in the days since Governor Jan Brewer signed the Bill into law on April 23, 2010. The Arizona legislature adjourned on April 29, 2010, which means the Act will become effective 90 days later, July … Continue reading Wild Week for Arizona’s New Immigration Statute
May 10, 2010

Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Bill into Law

Less than two years after the enactment of the Legal Arizona Workers Act (“LAWA”), Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070). The Act requires law enforcement officials to attempt to determine the immigration status of any person that they believe to be … Continue reading Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Bill into Law
May 6, 2010

FY 2011 H-1B Petitions Received in First Week: 13,500FY 2011

On April 9, 2010, USCIS announced that in the first week of accepting cap-subject H-1B filings for FY 2011, only 13,500 petitions had been received against the 65,000 regular cap and only 5,600 against the 20,000 master’s cap. New H-1B visas are generally limited to 65,000 per fiscal year, with an extra 20,000 available to … Continue reading FY 2011 H-1B Petitions Received in First Week: 13,500FY 2011
April 26, 2010

Department of Labor to Increase Enforcement Actions

On April 1, 2010, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced DOL's "We Can Help" campaign in Chicago, where she told an audience of union leaders and community members that the DOL "will not allow anyone to be denied his or her rightful pay -- especially when so many in our nation are working long, hard and often dangerous hours."
April 8, 2010

Jackson Lewis Delivers Immigration Insights to Forbes Readers

Forbes.com recently explored the pitfalls faced by foreign business visitors attempting to enter the United States on short-term trips. Jackson Lewis' Global Immigration practice group Partners Davis Bae and Sean Hanagan were quoted extensively.
April 7, 2010

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