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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


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


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


ICE continues aggressive worksite enforcement activities
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 10 2011

ICE has continued its aggressive worksite enforcement efforts


Commerce Department clarifies export control obligations of staffing companies
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 10 2011

On February 20, 2011, the USCIS implemented the new Form I-129, which asks sponsoring employers to certify that they are in compliance with all export control regulations


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"


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


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


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