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DOL discontinues Form I-9 inspections during OFCCP reviews
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

On November 16, 2010, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it will no longer inspect the Forms I-9 of federal contractors during onsite compliance reviews


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


DOS issues February 2011 Visa Bulletin
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for February 2011


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


DOS and CBP implement tougher blanket L-1B visa application and travel requirements for L-1 employees
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

The L-1 nonimmigrant classification for intra-company transferees remains under intense scrutiny by USCIS in the adjudication process


USCIS issues new M-274 handbook for Form I-9 compliance
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

On January 5, 2011, USCIS issued a revised version of Form M-274, Handbook for Employers


CBP expands Global Entry Pilot to Mexican nationals
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

On December 23, 2010, CBP announced that it was expanding its Global Entry Pilot program ("GEPP") to include eligible Mexican nationals


USCIS issues revised Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, that includes questions relating to export controls and "deemed exports"
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

On November 23, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") issued a revised version of Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, that includes a new section Part 6 related to export controls


Potential consequences of government shutdown
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

The latest continuing resolution funding federal government operations is set to expire on April 8, 2011, and the threat of a government shutdown appears more of a reality


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