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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

ICE announces opening of Employment Compliance Inspection Center

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

On January 20, 2011, Director Morton announced that ICE planned to intensify its crackdown on employers by establishing a new audit office, known as the "Employment Compliance Inspection Center," that will enhance its ability to review Forms I-9 for larger organizations

Second Circuit directs discovery of immigration status in NLRB proceeding to determine eligibility for backpay

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

On February 18, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its opinion in NLRB v. Domsey Trading Corporation, Docket Nos. 10-3356, 08-5165, 08-4845 (2d Cir. Feb. 18, 2011), reversing a decision of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") and remanding the proceeding for discovery into the immigration status of employees who might otherwise be eligible for backpay awards

CIS announces three measures designed to improve E-Verify, combat discrimination

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

On March 17, 2010, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced a number of measures that the agency claims will "strengthen the efficiency and accuracy of the E-Verify system" and combat worker discrimination

EEOC commissioner calls for close scrutiny of English-only employment

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

Stuart J. Ishimaru, the Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), has called for a close examination of English-fluency employment tests and English-only work rules to determine if they are being used as a subterfuge for national origin discrimination

CBP & USCIS issue holiday season travel reminder

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2009

On October 8, 2009, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminded those planning international trips to have their approved travel documents ready and to anticipate heavy traffic during the upcoming holiday season

ICE touts 2010 worksite enforcement efforts

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

John Morton, Director of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement ("ICE"), and Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), announced "record breaking" worksite enforcement results for fiscal year 2010

Employers must now complete revised Form I-129 and answer questions relating to export controls and "deemed exports"

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

On November 23, 2010, the USCIS issued a new version of its Form I-129 that includes a new section - Part 6 - related to export controls

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

DOJ issues instructions for “no match” letters

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

Recently, the DOJ's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices ("OSC") issued instructions to employers and employees regarding how to handle "no match" information