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Electronic review of I-9 Compliance documents

On March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced the following relaxation of I-9 document inspection protocols by permitting Employers with employees self distancing/remote working due to COVID-19 to not require review of the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s physical presence.

DHS provided this additional clarification: 

Employers must inspect […]

By | 2020-03-20T21:16:10+00:00 March 20th, 2020|Categories: Compliance|Comments Off on Electronic review of I-9 Compliance documents

Sarah Peterson was quoted in Bloomberg on the new LCA disclosure requirements

Attorney Sarah Peterson was quoted in Bloomberg  discussing the new Labor Condition Application (LCA) secondary entity disclosure requirements. If you have questions on how this new disclosure information may be used, or how to use the H-1B program, please contact SPS Immigration.

By | 2019-08-16T11:23:23+00:00 August 6th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, H-1B, Media|Comments Off on Sarah Peterson was quoted in Bloomberg on the new LCA disclosure requirements

USCIS will start issuing Notices to Appear upon denial of employment-based petitions

In a policy memorandum dated June 28th, 2018, USCIS announced a dramatic change in practice on how it will proceed with denied employment based cases. USCIS announced that it will now issue a Notice to Appear (“NTA”) in employment-based immigration cases where there is evidence of fraud, criminal activity, or where an applicant is denied […]

By | 2018-07-31T14:10:13+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Administrative Action, Compliance, Immigration Reform, Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS will start issuing Notices to Appear upon denial of employment-based petitions

USCIS to create an Oversight Division

The Washington Post announced Friday, March 16, 2018, that USCIS is in the process of establishing a new internal oversight division to oversee the way adjudicators handle their cases. The Washington Post obtained this information from staffers and internal documents.

USCIS’ Organization of Professional Responsibility will have three divisions, including an Investigations Division to “manage the […]

By | 2018-03-17T03:04:26+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: Administrative Action, Compliance|Comments Off on USCIS to create an Oversight Division

DOL Announces Actions to Increase U.S. Worker Protections & Confront Visa Fraud

On June 6, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced that the DOL will be actively pursuing actions to increase protections of American workers while more aggressively confronting entities committing visa program fraud and abuse. DOL efforts will […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:02+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Compliance|Comments Off on DOL Announces Actions to Increase U.S. Worker Protections & Confront Visa Fraud