Archive for April, 2011

ICE Announces Prison Term for Employing Undocumented Workers

4/20/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

A Missouri woman was sentenced on March 22, 2011, to a year in prison for transporting, harboring, and hiring undocumented workers at the Chinese restaurant she managed. The sentence resulted from a worksite enforcement investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE reported that Hua Huang was sentenced in the Eastern District of [...]Read More >

USCIS Launches E-Verify Self Check

4/13/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched “E-Verify Self Check” on March 21, 2011. The voluntary service enables individuals to check their own employment eligibility status at no charge. USCIS is releasing E-Verify Self Check in phases, with the first phase accessible only to users who maintain an address and are physically located in Arizona, [...]Read More >

USCIS Announces Relief for Japanese, Pacific Nationals Stranded in U.S. Following Quake, Tsunami

4/6/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on March 11, 2011, the following relief for Japanese and other nationals from the Pacific stranded in the U.S. due to the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan: This advisory is for Japanese and other foreign nationals from the Pacific stranded in the United States due to the earthquakes [...]Read More >

USCIS Proposes Rule on Registration Requirement for H-1B Petitioners

4/3/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed to amend its regulations on petitions filed on behalf of H-1B workers subject to annual numerical limitations or exempt from numerical limitations by virtue of having earned a U.S. master’s or higher degree. The rule proposes to require employers seeking to petition for H-1B cap-subject workers to first [...]Read More >

USCIS Begins Accepting H-1B Petitions

4/1/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

As of April 1, 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2012 cap of 65,000. Cases will be considered accepted on the date USCIS receives a properly filed petition for which the correct fee has been submitted, not the date that the petition is [...]Read More >