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DOJ and DOL Combine Forces to Combat Employment Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

August 21, 2018

On July 31, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement that sets guidelines for inter-agency collaboration to combat suspected employer non-compliance with immigration laws. The agencies have agreed to share resources, including records, and education and training where necessary, and refer cases to one another when an agency learns of employer non-compliance.

SCOTUS's Ruling on the Travel Ban

June 27, 2018

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s grant of a preliminary injunction on President Donald Trump’s September 2017 proclamation – Proclamation No. 9645, more commonly known as the “travel ban.”

Proposed Termination of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

June 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Department) recently issued a notice proposing to terminate the international entrepreneur parole program (IE Program) in accordance with Executive Order 13767, entitled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, because the IE Program represents an overly broad interpretation of the Department’s parole authority, lacks sufficient protections for U.S. workers and investors, and is not the appropriate vehicle for attracting and retaining talented international entrepreneurs.

Recent Changes to USCIS Policies May Impact Foreign Students

May 29, 2018

In May 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made two changes affecting foreign students – (1) calculating unlawful presence for students in the U.S. and (2) third-party placements for STEM OPT students. 

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Employment Law Seminars

January 23, 2018

Perry MacLennan, Chris Gantt-Sorenson, Denny MajorHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Employment Law Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars educated Human Resource professionals on recent employment law updates and changes.

Travel Ban & DACA Updates

October 16, 2017

In a one page opinion, the United States Supreme Court remanded one of the two “travel ban” cases pending SCOTUS review. 

USCIS Releases Updated I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

August 15, 2017

Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.

Defining a "Bona Fide Relationship" - the Latest with Trump's Travel Ban

July 20, 2017

On July 6th, we covered the United States Supreme Court decision regarding President Trump’s travel ban. That Order limited the entry of foreign nationals and refugees based on an individual’s “bona fide relationship” with an entity or person in the United States and capped the number of refugees that may enter for 2017 at 50,000. 

Last Stop: SCOTUS Reviews the Immigration Ban

July 06, 2017

President Trump’s Second Executive Order acted to limit the entry of foreign nationals and refugees into the United States.

Next Stop: The United States Supreme Court

June 08, 2017

In an earlier post, we discussed President Trump’s second Executive Order (E.O.) aimed at restricting entry into the United States of certain foreign nationals.

Redesigned Green Card and Employment Authorization Documents Announced

May 19, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that it redesigned the Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) and the Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) as part of its Next Generation Secure Identification Document Program. 

Round Three – Hawaii District Court Issues TRO against Travel Ban

March 17, 2017

On March 15, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii issued an Order granting a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) against President Trump’s Executive Order No. 13,780 which was to be effective March 16, 2017 (the “Executive Order”). 

Round Two – Key Points to Know about the New Immigration-Related Executive Order

March 07, 2017

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new immigration-related Executive Order.

Revised Form I-9 Released

November 15, 2016

On November 14, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form which will be mandatory on January 22, 2017. The revised form can be accessed and now completed online from the USCIS website.

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