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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

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

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

2011 Diversity Visa lottery begins on October 2, 2009, and ends on November 30, 2009

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2009

The Department of State (DOS) announced on September 30, 2009, the opening of the registration period for the DV-2011 Diversity Visa lottery

Fifth Circuit rules that hotel workers on H-2B visas are not entitled to recoup visa expenses under FLSA

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

On October 1, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Castellanos-Contreras v. Decatur Hotels LLC, No. 07-30942 (5th Cir. Oct. 1, 2010) (en banc

DOS issues November 2010 Visa Bulletin

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

The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for November 2010

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

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