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The new I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form has finally been published
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

Every employer is required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of a new employee within three days of the date of hire. To comply with


Supreme Court upholds Arizona law on illegal immigration
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2011

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting that the controversial Arizona law on illegal immigrationthe Legal Arizona Workers Act of 2007was not preempted by federal immigration laws.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports significant rise in I-9 inspections and fines
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2010

As we have previously reported, immigration enforcement under the current administration is focused on employers which employ unauthorized aliens rather than the workers themselves.


The united states increases filing fees for certain H-1B and L petitions
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2010

Last Friday, President Obama signed into law the Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010.


New H-1B filings for FY 2011 begin April 1st
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2010

On April 1, 2010, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for employment commencing on October 1, 2010.


USCIS initiates expanded employer Site Visit Program
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") has initiated a significantly expanded version of its Site Visit Program in an effort to uncover fraud in the H-1B temporary worker program.


Many federal contractors will have to comply with E-Verify
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2009

Yesterday, a new federal rule took effect, which requires many federal contractors to use the E-Verify system to determine their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States.


New immigration enforcement efforts aimed at employers
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2009

The Obama Administration announced earlier this year that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would implement a new, comprehensive strategy to reduce the demand for illegal employment and protect employment opportunities for the nation's lawful workforce.