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Sep 14, 2021

EAGLE Act Aims to Reform Employment-Based Green Cards, H-1B Visa Program, and Family-Sponsored Visas

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, and Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) have introduced the Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment (“EAGLE”) Act. Its reforms focus on employment-based green cards, the H-1B visa program, and family-sponsored visas. » Read More

Sep 09, 2021

Lehigh Valley Has the Fastest-Growing Young Population in Pennsylvania, Ranging from18–34-Year-olds

With Pennsylvania’s population decreasing in many areas over the last decade, Lehigh Valley’s population grew more than any other region – primarily among millennials and Gen Zers.

Among the 67 counties in Pennsylvania, Lehigh County led in growth among young adults at 12%, and Northampton County came fourth at 8.8%, according to an analysis by Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. » Read More

Sep 02, 2021

Policy Alert: DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility, Effective September 1, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (“ICE”) have announced the extension of Form I-9 employment eligibility verification policy due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a precautionary measure, the temporary flexibility guidance set to expire on August 31 is extended effective September 1, 2021. » Read More

Aug 05, 2021

Poor U.S. Immigration Policies Push Indian Talent from U.S. to Canada

Outdated immigration policies in the United States are causing a dent in the highly intellectual labor market. The top brains, especially from the Indian sub-continent, are getting tired of the long waits for approval of employment-based permanent residence (green cards). Indian talent is looking for more permanent options in Canada. » Read More

Jul 29, 2021

DOJ Settles Retaliation Claim with a Delivery Services Company

On July 15, the Department of Justice announced that it reached a retaliation claim settlement with Around the Clock Dispatch Inc., a freight and delivery services company in Queens Village, New York.

An employee of Around the Clock had filed a charge with the Justice Department’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) to ask for help addressing a concern about the company’s process for an immigration-related employment practice in verifying his work authorization. » Read More

Jul 06, 2021

Department of Justice Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim with Texas-Based Industrial Contractor

On June 15, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Tecon Services Inc. (Tecon), an industrial fireproofing, painting, and insulation contractor from Texas. A naturalized U.S. citizen of Venezuelan origin raised an immigration-related discrimination complaint with the Civil Rights Division, claiming Tecon refused to accept her U.S. » Read More

Jun 18, 2021

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Attorney General Expands Eligibility for Asylum; Employment to Be Authorized for Immigrants Who Are Victims of Crimes; Biden to Continue Family Reunification Efforts

A.G. Rules in Favor of Victims of Domestic and Gang Violence

On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland rescinded a Trump-era decision that had made it much more difficult for victims of domestic abuse and gang violence to apply for asylum in the United States. » Read More