Tag Archives: OCAHO

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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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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Immigration Trends to Watch in 2013 – Part 2

In Part 1,  I looked at the Employment Based  trends to watch in 2013, including the H-1B Cap, EB-2 and EB-3 backlogs as well as the possibility of backlogs in EB-5. With the unemployment rate ticking slowly down and signs of life … Continue reading

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Employers Get Early Christmas Present: Reduction in I-9 Fines

In recent weeks, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has issued numerous decisions promoting a trend of reducing penalty amounts.   The decisions including the following employers: March Construction, Inc., Forsch Polymer Corp., BKR Restaurants (d/b/a Burger King), … Continue reading

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