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Immigration Newletter – Department of Homeland Security

Due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, qualified nationals or habitual residents of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone living in the United States may apply to remain in the United States for at least 18 months under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program. The designations of Liberia, Guinea, and

President Announces Executive Actions on Immigration Reform

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to reform parts of the U.S. immigration system, including providing temporary protection from deportation for nearly five million people. We note that none of these measures have immediate effect and they all require implementation by the relevant agency(ies), with expected timeframes in some

Immigration Newsletter

This update discusses recent developments in immigration law from the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor, and additional related matters. Department of Homeland Security USCIS improves E-Verify’s direct notification capability U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new enhancement to the E-Verify System that will allow USCIS to directly notify employees

Review of issues for 2013

The following is a summary of some of the key issues Congress and the Administration will be debating in 2013. Please contact us with any questions. We are happy to provide further analysis as well as insight into other areas of interest. Agriculture: Tom Vilsack is expected to stay on as Secretary of Agriculture. The

Expedited Review of Certain Immigration Cases

Companies that file immigration petitions on behalf of non-US employees will welcome the news that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has established an expedited case review process to allow for the review and subsequent correction of certain adverse decisions.  Specifically, USCIS will accept requests for expedited review of petitions or applications that were rejected or denied