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USCIS Releases New E-Verify MOUs Tied to Access Method

12/24/2013 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

On December 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released revised Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for E-Verify browser users and new MOUs for users accessing E-Verify through Web services. USCIS said that current E-Verify users are not required to execute a new MOU but are bound by any enhancements to the E-Verify program, including […]Read More >

Frustrating Issues Remain with DOL iCERT System Even After Government Shutdown Ends

10/29/2013 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

The federal government shutdown is over, but that does not mean that everything is running smoothly again with all federal agencies. There are still post-shutdown issues related to LCA and PERM filings with the Department of Labor (DOL), including LCAs that were submitted in late September that remain pending, PERM applications that were approved on […]Read More >

Top 10 Travel Tips: CBP Releases Travel Tips and info on Improvements in Arrival Process for International Travelers

6/3/2013 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on May 22, 2013 that it is easing the international arrival process with new technology and procedures, including automating the I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and expanding self-service kiosks.  CBP said that additional steps travelers can take to smooth their arrival process include familiarizing themselves with U.S. rules and regulations […]Read More >

Immigration Information for HR Professionals – LinkedIn Group

2/13/2013 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

While hiring and transferring foreign nationals is important to many companies, actually coordinating those immigration issues can be challenging to HR professionals. Immigration laws are confusing, and policies frequently change which makes it difficult to stay current. Combine that complexity with the limited amount of time and resources available to address these matters, and immigration […]Read More >

Current Trends in PERM Audits

1/28/2013 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

The DOL has stepped up its efforts in scrutinizing PERM filings and is auditing more cases pursuant to a goal of achieving “program integrity”.  The DOL has specifically set a target to audit/or place in supervised recruitment 30% of PERM filings. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) DOL liaison committee recently provided information on the […]Read More >