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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

USCIS provides additional guidance to hospitals and other employers concerning H-1B cap exemptions based on affiliation

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

On March 16, 2011, the USCIS announced that it was reviewing its policy for determining H-1B cap exemptions for nonprofit entities that are related to, or affiliated with, an institution of higher education

USCIS issues final rule on employment eligibility verification

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

On April 14, 2011, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") issued its final rule on the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process

Labor Department orders Prince George's County Public School System to pay $5.9 million for violations of H-1B wage requirements

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

On April 4, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") found Maryland's Prince George's County Public School System ("PGCPS") in willful violation of the wage requirements that govern the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program

Georgia considers Arizona-like immigration law

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

On April 14, 2011, the last day of the legislative session, the Georgia House passed GA House Bill 87, which contains provisions similar to Arizona SB 1070 and is intended to crack down on illegal immigration to the state

Justice Department presses immigration-related discrimination charges

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

On April 8, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that it had settled allegations that LF Staffing Services Inc. ("LF Staffing") had engaged in immigration-related discrimination

DOS issues May 2011 Visa Bulletin

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

The U.S. Department of State ("DOS") recently issued its Visa Bulletin for May 2011

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"

USCIS issues update on H-1B cap filings

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

Each federal fiscal year, there is a quota on the number of new H-1B petitions that the USCIS can approve

SSA resumes issuance of "no-match" letters

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

Effective April 6, 2011, the Social Security Administration ("SSA") has resumed sending "no-match" letters