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DHS Secretary Napolitano testifies on E-Verify, enforcement efforts

USA - November 8 2011 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing on October 26, 2011, before the House Judiciary Committee on worksite enforcement and the E-Verify program, among other issues.

OCAHO orders drywall company to pay $173,250 in penalties

USA - November 8 2011 The Executive Office for Immigration Review’s Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has ordered Ketchikan Drywall Services, Inc., of the Puget Sound area of Washington, to pay penalties for various I-9 violations.

USCIS to begin sending approval notices to attorneys again shortly

USA - November 8 2011 In mid-September, USCIS began sending the I-797 Notice of Action for employer-based visa petitions directly to the company filing the petition rather than the attorney-of-record.

Federal court halts parts of Alabama immigration law

USA - November 8 2011 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued an injunction pending appeal on October 14, 2011, blocking certain provisions of Alabama’s new immigration law, HB 56.

Foreign Labor Certification Annual Report

USA - November 8 2011 The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification has released its annual report for the period October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010.