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Immigration

ICE mounts massive raid on North Texas tech facility

05/06/2019
Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in April raided the Collin County technology repair facility of CVE Technology Group, arresting 280 employees on charges that they were working in the U.S. illegally.

Equestrian centers must pay $1.2M in back wages

04/10/2019
Two prestigious Northern California show horse training stables will pay 30 current and former employees $1,270,683 in back wages after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation revealed they violated H-2B visa regulations, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

Class-action addresses H-1Bs and national origin bias

04/10/2019
A class of white, American former IT workers have been given the go-ahead to sue a company that employs large numbers of H-1B visa holders who are predominately from South Asia.

Minneapolis employer stiffed H-1B holder, now must pay

03/13/2019
An administrative law judge in Minneapolis has ordered TLC Precision Wafer Technology to pay an engineer his full salary in back wages after it failed to pay him the amount listed on his H-1B visa.

Social Security Administration no-match letters are back

01/29/2019
SSA no-match letters will be sent out for any discrepancy found on W-2 forms, whether or not the employer uses the government’s online E-Verify employment eligibility verification system.

I-9 audits & worksite raids spiked in 2018: What’s next and how should you prepare?

01/17/2019
The final stats for 2018, and what to expect in 2019.

High H-2B visa demand crashes Labor Department servers

01/08/2019
The government website employers use to request H-2B visas for foreign workers crashed on New Year’s Day and didn’t come back online for more than a week.

Visas to get new scrutiny from an unexpected agency

12/18/2018
Employers can expect more oversight of their efforts to hire foreign workers, and the crackdown will come from an unexpected source: the U.S. Department of Labor.

ICE arrests soared in FY2018

12/12/2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dramatically ramped up arrests in fiscal year 2018, compared to the year before, according to just-released statistics.

H-1B visa system due for reboot under proposed DHS rule

12/04/2018
The Department of Homeland Security on Dec. 3 published a proposed rule that would greatly favor visa applicants who have advanced degrees from American universities.