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DHS eliminates NSEERS registration

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

On April 27, 2011, the DHS announced that it was eliminating the list of countries whose nationals have been subject to registration under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System ("NSEERS"

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals finds Oklahoma E-Verify law unconstitutional

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

On February 2, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a District Court determination that the mandatory E-Verify provisions of The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 were pre-empted by federal immigration laws

Federal judge enjoins key parts of Arizona's immigration law

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

On July 28, 2010, Judge Susan R. Bolton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law (SB 1070) from taking effect

DHSDOL ramp up employer site visits

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

Over the past few months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has intensified its worksite enforcement program and increased the number of its immigration-related site visits to employers who sponsor H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrants

USCIS clarifies H-1B "cap-gap" rules for F-1 students

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

On April 4, 2011, the USCIS issued a set of FAQs that provide guidance for the "cap-gap" rules that apply to F-1 academic students working in Optional Practical Training ("OPT"

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