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I-9 Form Revised by USCIS

On December 12, 2008, US CIS announced that it had submitted to the Federal Register an interim final rule that is intended to streamline the employment eligibility verification (I-9) process. Under this rule, fewer documents are acceptable for estab… Read More
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New Electronic System for Travel Authorization Announced for Visa Waiver Travelers

Effective January 12, 2009, anyone planning to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), a program that allows people from certain designated countries to travel to the U.S. for business or pleasure for up to 90 days without first obtai… Read More
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TN Workers Now Eligible for Three Year Admission Period

Effective October 16, 2008, DHS Regulations provide that TN status may now be granted for up to three years at a time. TN status is a nonimmigrant classification that is only available to Canadian and Mexican citizens who are employed in a specific o… Read More
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White House Announces the Inclusion of 7 Countries in the Visa Waiver Program

On October 17, 2008, the White House announced the inclusion of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and South Korea in the Visa Waiver Program. Already in effect for numerous countries including the United Kingdom, Germ… Read More
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ICE Provides Final “Safe Harbor” Guidance to Employers with SSA “No-Match” Letters, but Rule Has Little Immediate Impact

Social Security Administration (SSA) “no-match” letters – letters received by employers from SSA notifying them that their reported SSA earnings do not match those of SSA records — have been a problem for employers for years. Responses to… Read More
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Jan
15
USCIS has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for beneficiaries from of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal until at least October 2021. The extension is valid as long as an alien’s TPS is not withdrawn because of ind… Read More
Jan
14
Beginning January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require international travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test (within three calendar days prior to departure) or documentation of COVID-19 recovery and clearance fo… Read More
Jan
5
President Trump has extended a travel ban for certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants to March 31, 2021. The purported basis for the extension of the ban is the Covid-19 pandemic. The original executive proclamation, issued in late June 20… Read More