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Immigration

DACA overturned, current permit holders can remain

07/29/2021
A federal court has ruled that the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was established illegally. If you employ people who hold DACA work permits, the ruling could affect your staff members.

Prepare for the end of virtual I-9 verification

06/17/2021
If your organization has been taking advantage of the relaxed COVID-era rule to verify new hires’ I-9 documents via electronic means, start planning now to perform an in-person review of all those documents.

First Friday in April: A little of this, a little of that and a serving of humble pie

04/02/2021
Let’s look at what’s payroll-related in President Biden’s infrastructure plan, among other issues (but first, the all-important designated hitter debate continues).

Executive order reinstates DACA

01/26/2021
An executive order issued Jan. 20 means immigrants with work permits obtained through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are temporarily safe from deportation.

With DACA restored, prep for more applicants

12/17/2020
U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis reversed a Department of Homeland Security policy that allowed current DACA certificate holders to renew their DACA status but prohibited new applications. The order cleared the way for an estimated 300,000 potentially eligible individuals to apply for protection.

DACA upheld in federal court

12/08/2020
Some 640,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children are safe from deportation and eligible to apply for work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after a federal court in New York ruled that the Trump administration lacked the authority to end the program in 2017.

Federal court overturns Trump administration’s H-1B restrictions

12/08/2020
A federal court on Dec. 1 struck down Trump administration rules that would have restricted employers’ ability to bring highly skilled foreign nationals to work in the United States using H-1B visas.

Biden to order DACA protections reinstated

11/19/2020
It’s a reality of contemporary presidential politics that enacting a new administration’s agenda often relies on executive orders, not legislation. Among the first items on President-Elect Joe Biden’s to-do list: Rescinding a Trump administration executive order that attempted to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

H-1B visa restrictions cost U.S. employers billions

11/10/2020
The Trump administration’s initial crackdown on hiring skilled immigrants using H-1B visas probably cost Fortune 500 employers more than $100 billion, according to research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Spate of lawsuits aim to stop Trump’s H-1B visa restrictions

10/29/2020
Business and technology industry interests have launched a litigation blitz to halt the Trump administration’s sweeping overhaul of the H-1B visa system, announced in October.