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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 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

Nov 06, 2018

In the News: Immigration Law Matters

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, was quoted by New Jersey Business Magazine regarding Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents coming to knock at Human Resources’ door, seeking to conduct random Form I-9 audits.  » Read More

Nov 05, 2018

Ray Lahoud Talks Immigration Law with New York Business Leaders and Innovators

On Friday, I was honored to join a group of today’s business leaders and innovators at WeWork, who are shaping tomorrow, for a discussion on immigration. In a room nineteen floors above the rumbling of New York’s traffic with sushi in hand, two concerns quickly became central to our discussion: (1) the growing barrier of US businesses—small, mid, and large—to access to the global workforce; and (2) the foreign entrepreneur’s inability to enter –or even attempt to enter—as a start-up in or expansion to the US market. » Read More

Oct 25, 2018

Immigration Q&A Session for Employers

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member with Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, is pleased to present a complimentary Q&A session covering immigration issues.  Human resource professionals, business owners, compliance officers, administrators, and management at organizations and companies in every industry of every size are urged to attend.  » Read More

Oct 19, 2018

Best Practices for ICE Audits When It Comes to Form I-9

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member with Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, was pleased to present “How to Handle Form I-9 When Hiring and After” today, a free seminar for all human resource professionals, business owners, compliance officers, administrators, and management at organizations and companies in every industry of every size.   » Read More

Sep 20, 2018

Immigration Alert: USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a nearly 15% fee increase for its premium processing service.  The current $1,225 fee will increase to $1,410, effective October 1, 2018.

Premium processing is an optional service USCIS offers to employers that for an additional fee allows for 15-day processing of certain immigrant and non-immigrant employment-based visa petitions.  » Read More

Sep 18, 2018

How to Handle Form I-9 When Hiring and After

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member with Norris McLaughlin& Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, is pleased to present two free seminars for all human resource professionals, business owners, compliance officers, administrators, and management at organizations and companies in every industry of every size. » Read More

Aug 10, 2018

The Weekly Round-Up: DACA to Be Reinstated and Large-Scale Employer Raids in the Midwest

Federal Judge Orders Government to Begin Accepting New DACA Applications

Late last week, United States District Judge John Bates, presiding in Washington, D.C., ruled that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must begin accepting all applications for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had been suspended since 2017. » Read More

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