Archive for July, 2011

USCIS Ombudsman Issues Advice to Employers on Documenting the ‘Temporary’ Nature of H-2B Work

7/28/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Ombudsman has provided information in response to reports that USCIS is issuing Requests for Evidence (RFEs) in H-2B nonagricultural worker cases that question the claimed “temporary” nature of an employer’s business need for foreign labor. The Ombudsman explained that employers seeking to participate in this program must establish to [...]Read More >

Senate Holds Hearing on DREAM Act of 2011

7/3/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

The Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security held a hearing on the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2011 on June 28, 2011. Sen. Dick Durbin (R-Ill.) opened the hearing. Witnesses included Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Arne Duncan, Secretary of the Department of Education; [...]Read More >

ICE To Audit 1,000 Employers Nationwide for I-9 Violations

7/1/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported that it is auditing approximately 1,000 U.S. employers, of a range of sizes and in every state, to ensure compliance with I-9 employment authorization verification procedures. ICE has not specified which companies are affected, but it is expected to be focusing on critical sectors, to include agriculture and [...]Read More >