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Crime and punishment in American immigration

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2011

In 1882, the same year that Robert Ford killed the famous outlaw Jesse James, the U.S. Congress passed a new Immigration Act that imposed a 50 cent tax upon immigrants to fund the cost of regulating immigration and gave federal authorities the power to deny entry to "convictslunatics and persons likely to become public charges."

Homeland security issues over 650 I-9 audit notices in one day -- what this means for employers

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2009

Yesterday, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") issued 652 I-9 Audit Notices of Inspection ("Notices") to employers across the country

USCIS work site audits on the rise

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

As anyone involved in the business immigration world knows, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) worksite audits have been on the rise in recent years, particularly regarding H-1B specialty occupation worker and L-1 intracompany transferee visa cases

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to restore premium processing of I-140 immigrant petitions

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

Effective June 29, 2009, USCIS began to accept premium processing requests for I-140 Immigrant Petitions filed in the EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher and Professor, EB-2 Member of Professions with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability (not seeking a national interest waiver), and EB-3 Basic Degree Professional or Skilled Worker categories

U.S. naturalization rates rise

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reported that the naturalization rates among eligible permanent residents has risen to record levels during recent years

Form I-9 remains valid beyond current expiration date of June 30, 2009

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed that the Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 (revised 020209) currently posted on USCIS’ website will continue to be valid for use beyond June 30, 2009

FAR E-Verify rule further delayed until September 8, 2009

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

As a result of continuing litigation, the U.S. government has agreed to suspend implementation of its rule requiring most federal contractors and subcontractors to start using E-Verify

H-1B category still open for business

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

It still is not too late to file an H-1B petition for a cap-subject employee

Delays in production of permanent resident cards

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced at the end of May that applicants may experience a delay of up to eight weeks in the delivery of their permanent resident cards due to an upgrade of USCIS' card production equipment

US-VISIT: test of biometric exit procedures at two U.S. airports

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2009

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a pilot program for the development of the US-VISIT exit procedures for international travelers