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SHUTDOWN Impact: USCIS, DOL, E-Verify, Consulates & More

Applications and Interviews: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Is Not Affected USCIS operations are fully funded by application fees paid when applications are filed, so the agency is not affected by federal budget negotiations. As a result, all USCIS … Continue reading

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May Visa Bulletin: Strong EB-3 Advancement for All Areas except India

The May Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State and things are looking up for those in the EB-3 category with large advancements for Chinese, Mexican, and all other chargeability area nationals. With regard to the EB-2 … Continue reading

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New I-9 Form Finally Released- 60 Day Grace Period for Implementation

The long awaited NEW Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13) has finally been released by USCIS.  After months of reviewing over 6,000 comments, USCIS has finalized the new form with some key changes: New data fields, including the employee’s … Continue reading

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Bill to make E-Verify Permanent Introduced in the Senate

The first bill of the annual “let’s make E-Verify permanent” ritual has been introduced in the Senate. The  Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act of 2013 would permanently fund the E-Verify program and make it a national mandate for all employers. E-Verify … Continue reading

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Senate Gang of 8 Offers Bipartisan- Comprehensive Immigration Reform Framework

Democratic Senators Schumer (D-NY), Durbin (D-IL), Menendez(D-NJ), Bennet (D-CO) and Republican Senators Graham (R-SC), Rubio (R-FL), Flake (R-AZ) and McCain (R-AZ), also known as the “Gang of 8” have released a bi-partisan framework for immigration reform.   The 5 page … Continue reading

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USCIS Expands E-Verify Self-Check Availability

On August 15th, USCIS announced its expansion of the availability of its E-Verify Self Check program so that it is now available to residents of sixteen states, in addition to those included in the program’s initial launch. Specifically, Self Check … Continue reading

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