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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


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


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"


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 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


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