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Immigration

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.

Bill would transfer some visa oversight to Agriculture Department

05/29/2018
Immigration legislation proposed by a group of conservative House Republicans would strip responsibility for managing the H-2A visa program from the Department of Labor and give it to the Department of Agriculture.

ICE promises 2,700 more I-9 sweeps before fall

05/24/2018
If your I-9 forms aren’t in order, or if some of your employees may not be eligible to work in the United States, get ready for a visit from ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit.

Immigration policy disagreements crowd out other legislative action

05/22/2018
Look for policy differences over immigration to stymie most legislation between now and November, a development that will affect employers.