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ICE expands worksite enforcement activities in the Southeast

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2010

On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") announced that it was expanding its worksite enforcement strategy in the Southeastern United States

DOS and CBP implement tougher blanket L-1B visa application and travel requirements for L-1 employees

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2011

The L-1 nonimmigrant classification for intra-company transferees remains under intense scrutiny by USCIS in the adjudication process

New York district court finds employer violated FLSA by refusing to reimburse H-2B workers for visa, travel, and other expenses

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2011

On February 15, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York denied a motion to dismiss a complaint by foreign H-2B workers that alleged that their employer violated the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") by refusing to reimburse the workers' transportation, visa, and recruitment expenses

Courts continue to apply RICO to immigration violations

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2010

The federal courts continue to uphold claims under the Racketeer Corrupt Influenced Organizations Act ("RICO") that involve immigration violations

USCIS announces policy review on H-1B cap exemptions based on relation or affiliation

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2011

On March 16, 2011, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it is currently reviewing its policy on H-1B cap exemptions for nonprofit entities that are related to, or affiliated with, an institution of higher learning

Ninth Circuit affirms injunction barring enforcement of Arizona's immigration law

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2011

On April 11, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a 2-1 opinion affirming a district court decision declaring that several sections of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, are preempted by federal law and, therefore, unconstitutional

Department of Homeland Security amends rules governing electronic signaturestorage of Forms I-9

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2010

The DHS issued a final rule, effective on August 23, 2010, that amends its regulations regarding how Forms I-9 may be electronically signed and stored

November 12, 2010, H-1B cap count

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2010

The USCIS has announced that, as of November 12, 2010, approximately 47,800 new H-1B petitions have been filed for fiscal year 2011 against the 65,000 cap

Court strikes New York state bar to non-immigrants seeking pharmacist license

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2010

On September 29, 2010, a federal district court in Manhattan declared unconstitutional a New York State law that bars non-immigrants authorized to work from obtaining a pharmacist license

DOS issues September 2010 Visa Bulletin

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2010

The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for September 2010