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Immigration

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Canada moving aggressively to poach foreign tech talent

10/10/2018
As the Trump administration cracks down on the H1-B visas that bring thousands of high-tech workers to Silicon Valley each year, Canada is rolling out the welcome mat.

California’s immigration law partly halted, notice provisions remain

08/27/2018
A federal district judge in California has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the state from enforcing certain provisions of Assembly Bill 450, a statute that, among other things, prohibits private employers from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement agencies in the absence of a judicial warrant or a subpoena.

Fear of ICE raids no excuse for discrimination

08/27/2018
Refusing to hire workers because of a perception that they might be undocumented may backfire badly.

H-1B visa denials have become more common since Trump took office

08/21/2018
H-1B visas are harder to obtain since President Trump took office, according to an analysis of government data by the National Foundation for American Policy, a Washington think tank.

ICE shatters last year’s mark for serving I-9 audit notices

07/31/2018
By July 20, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had already served more than 5,200 I-9 audit notices to employers across the country, a dramatic increase over last year’s total, when 1,360 I-9 audits were conducted.

Bay-area IT firm agrees to H-1B visa settlement

07/30/2018
Cloudwick Technologies in Alameda County has settled allegations by the U.S. Department of Labor that it violated H-1B visa requirements when it paid workers much less than the law requires.

Immigration crisis prompting staff backlash at consulting firms

07/17/2018
The controversy over Immigration and Customs Enforcement practices on the U.S.-Mexico border is spilling into the workplace.

Mar-A-Lago seeks 61 foreign workers

07/10/2018
President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., has filed paperwork with the Department of Labor to hire 61 waiters and cooks through the federal H-2B visa program.

ICE ramps up compliance raids on employer facilities

06/28/2018
Immigration battles aren’t being fought only at the border. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is making good on promises to step up surprise raids and inspections of worksites suspected of harboring workers who lack authorization to work in the U.S.

Employers beware! ICE doubles worksite enforcement investigations

06/12/2018
ICE plans another wave of I-9 audits this summer, likely bringing the total number of investigations to more than 5,000 by the end of fiscal year 2018.
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