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Employment Immigration Archives

What are my rights as they relate to E-Verify? -- II

Last time, we examined how federal law requires employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires -- citizens and non-citizens alike -- via the Form I-9, and how this document is submitted to the E-Verify system, a database run by the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.  

How foreign entrepreneurs are making it work

When an individual makes the choice to start their own company, they know from the outset that it will take a significant investment of time, money and energy. Indeed, as difficult as the process of forming a lucrative startup can be for the average U.S. citizen, it can be even more difficult for an immigrant.

Christine Alden's commentary on H-1B visa reform featured in Miami Herald

Over the last few months, Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A has been closely monitoring discussions on Capitol Hill concerning the H-1B visa program, which enables companies to bring foreign workers here to the U.S. to help fill the existing skills gap.

How concerned should farmers be about the future of the H-2A visa program?

While most of us assume that farming is a purely American industry, this is not entirely true. Indeed, numbers from the American Farm Bureau indicate that roughly 10 percent of our nation's farming workforce is supplied through the H-2A visa program.

USCIS, DOJ pledge to crack down on H-1B visa fraud

Sports fans are going to hear the phrase "going, going, gone" ad nauseam over the next six months given that the Major League Baseball season is officially here. Interestingly enough, this well-worn broadcaster's expression could just as easily been applied to an H-1B visa as it could a homerun last week.

H-1B visa applications for FY 2018 can be submitted starting Monday

At this time of the year, any discussion about the need to meet imminent deadlines invariably revolves around taxes, which are due in just under two weeks. As it turns out, however, there is yet another rapidly approaching deadline of which people -- particularly employers -- need to be aware: the opening of the submission period for H-1B visa applications.

USCIS temporarily suspends premium processing of H-1B visas

When employers receive the welcome news that an H-1B visa application they filed on behalf of a prospective employee was one of the lucky 85,000 selected in the H-1B lottery, it doesn't mean that the skilled foreign worker in question is automatically eligible to start working here in the U.S.

Are changes coming to the H-1B visa program?

While much of the recent discussion concerning immigration law has necessarily been focused on the absence of clarity surrounding President Trump's so-called travel ban, experts indicate that there are other areas to which his nascent administration, as well as Congress, may soon turn its attention.