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Immigration

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.

Trump administration rewrites H-1B visa rule

10/08/2020
The Department of Homeland Security has announced an interim final rule that will restrict employers’ ability to bring highly skilled foreign nationals to work in the United States using H-1B visas.

Presidential campaign: Where Trump, Biden differ on HR issues

09/10/2020
President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden disagree on most issues affecting America’s workplaces. Here is a breakdown of where they stand.

I-9 ‘virtual verification’ extended to Sept. 19

08/20/2020
If you’ve been taking advantage of the loosened rules to remotely review (through video, email, etc.) your new hires’ identity and work authorization documents for I-9 purposes, you can continue to do so until at least Sept. 19.

When have you crossed the line into immigration status discrimination?

07/29/2020
Many employers don’t grasp the subtle difference between national origin discrimination and immigration status discrimination. Take our quiz to determine if your company is engaging in legally dangerous practices.

Spring regulatory agenda addresses contractor, wellness issues

07/07/2020
The Trump administration’s Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions—released late, on June 30—spells out what it hopes to accomplish between now and the end of the year.

Trump bars new H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas

06/25/2020
The Trump administration has prohibited foreign nationals from entering the United States using H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas. A presidential proclamation issued June 22 said the move was designed to “protect unemployed Americans from the threat of competition for scarce jobs.”

DACA permit holders can stay, Supreme Court rules

06/23/2020
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 18 that the Trump administration erred in 2017 when it tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.