Enforcement Action Increases to Encourage I-9 Form Compliance

In 1986, with the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, employers were required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their employees.  To encourage compliance a number of criminal and civil penalties were created.  Recently, these sanctions have been increased in an attempt by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)and Department.. Read More


USCIS Offers Relief to Those in Need

Recently, the United States Customs and Immigration (USCIS) announced, persons affected by Hurricane Matthew, or other unforeseen circumstances, who have certain immigration actions in  process and may require relief for humanitarian reasons, are eligible to apply.  The relief consideration is part of the ongoing humanitarian efforts of the USCIS to address protection for individuals in.. Read More


US Customs and Border Protection Planning to Deploy EVUS For Chinese Nationals Traveling to the US

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently announced that they are planning to deploy a new web-based Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) that will be used to collect updated information from nationals of China holding a 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa before traveling to United States. Affective November 29, 2016, all Chinese.. Read More

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Loss of Fingerprints Permits 858 Foreign Nationals to Gain US Citizenship

More than 800 foreign nationals from “countries of special interest” have been mistakenly granted United States Citizenship due to an issue caused by missing fingerprints. These fingerprints of foreign nationals, initially stored in US government paper files, were not uploaded to government digital databases for unknown reasons, making them inaccessible to immigration officials. The error.. Read More


USCIS Looking for Numbers on H-2B Employees for 2017

The United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) has put a call out to prospective H-2B employers seeking to hire potential returning foreign national workers, with employment start dates in the fiscal year 2017. Employers are encouraged to identify those employees by providing the Returning Worker Certification in an effort to streamline the Cap Counting.. Read More


Indian Government said to Begin Handing Out Free SIM Cards to Visitors on E-Tourist Visas

Affective September 27, The Indian government will begin issuing SIM cards to all travelers arriving in India on an e-tourist visa, making the process of configuring their phones and getting connected significantly easier. This initiative is expected to allow travelers to skip the notoriously long process of sourcing a retailer, filing paperwork, providing passport photos.. Read More