It’s A Tough Economy – Don’t Violate Immigration Laws When Making Tough Decisions

As our economy enters a period of slow growth, and maybe even the ‘R’ word, employers may look to cut costs to ride out the economic downturn. These costs could include reductions in workforce, pay, or hours worked by company employees. If a company currently has foreign employees, the decision must look beyond basic company economics and consider possible violations of immigration...
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USCIS Delays N-400 Direct Mail Program

U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will delay implementation of the Direct Mail Program for the N-400, Application for NaturalizationThe conferring, by any means, of citizenship upon...
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USCIS Increases Period of Stay for TN NAFTA Workers

U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the maximum period of time a Trade-NAFTAPublic Law 103-182 (Act of 12/8/93), superseded the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement as of...
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State Department Releases November 2008 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State released its November 2008 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The...
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USCIS Releases FAQ on Intercountry Adoptions

The U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on intercountry adoptions.  This FAQ is related to questions regarding the new Hague intercountry...
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