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Jan 28, 2019

State Department Issues Urgent Warning for Americans Traveling to Venezuela

Following the Trump Administration’s recognition of Juan Guaidó as the rightful leader of Venezuela, the State Department issued an urgent travel advisory to all Americans who are in Venezuela or plan to travel to Venezuela, warning that the “U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. » Read More

Jan 22, 2019

Ray Lahoud Featured on the PBS39 News Report

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, was featured on the PBS39 News ReportDomestic Abuse Survivors Face Uncertain Future as Government Shutdown Drags On,” which aired on January 17. » Read More

Dec 26, 2018

Government Shutdown Impact on Immigration

Norris McLaughlin’s Immigration Group notes the impact of the partial government shutdown on the U.S. Immigration System as follows:

Form I-9 and E-Verify

E-Verify expired as a result of the government shutdown.  Employers will not have access to E-Verify to initiate new employee verifications, resolve non-confirmations, and verify employment authorization.  » Read More

Dec 21, 2018

Norris McLaughlin Immigration Chair Ray Lahoud Visits China

As part of Norris McLaughlin’s commitment to its global immigration practice, I was recently honored to travel to the People’s Republic of China for several days to conduct immigration seminars throughout Shanghai, meet with leaders in China’s manufacturing industry, and discuss tariffs and its impact on immigration with economic development and Chinese export officials, business leaders, and global investors. » Read More

Dec 20, 2018

Employers Face Legal Obligations for Traveling Employees

Our corporate clients often benefit from speaking with other professionals outside the legal industry.  As such, we offered the opportunity to our good friend, Bernie Heer of Frenkel Benefits, to be a guest blogger on our Immigration Blog.  Bern is an employee benefits and self-funding expert and advisor to businesses across the country, bringing over 30 years of experience in the health insurance industry.   » Read More

Dec 13, 2018

ICE Agents Converge on 16 New Jersey Counties: 105 Immigrants Arrested

Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the end of a five-day sweep across New Jersey, netting the arrest of immigrants in 16 counties.  The operation targeted a broad range of individuals, including lawful permanent residents and other immigrants with criminal convictions as well as individuals present in the United States who have reentered after deportation or have pending criminal charges. » Read More

Dec 05, 2018

Ray Lahoud Presents at Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, presented “The (Hidden) Lucrative Intersections of Immigration Law and the Real Estate Industry” at the Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo today at the Atlantic City Convention Center. » Read More

Dec 05, 2018

New Jersey One Step Closer to Issuing Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

New Jersey’s state legislators have finally introduced legislation that will allow the state to remain compliant with the federal REAL ID standards while also issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants residing in New Jersey.

The proposed legislation creates two separate license types: (1) a Real ID compliant driver’s license that passes minimum requirements for use with the federal government; and (2) a “standard driver’s license” to be issued to New Jersey residents who satisfy all other requirements for a driver’s license but are unable to establish lawful residence in the United States.  » Read More

Dec 03, 2018

ICE Threatens to Increase Immigration Raids at New Jersey Worksites in Response to Sanctuary State Directive

On Friday, the Norris McLaughlin Immigration Blog reported that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that New Jersey would become a “sanctuary state” in implementing the “Immigrant Trust Directive.”  In response, NBC Philadelphia reported that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has threatened to increase immigration raids throughout New Jersey. » Read More

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