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Employer Ordered to Pay Penalties of $56,150 for I-9 Violations

In U.S. v. Solutions Group International, LLC, OCAHO ordered the employer to pay $56,150 in penalties after accounting for some mitigating factors. After Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served a Notice of Inspection, the employer, Solutions Group, was unable to produce some I-9 forms and, as to the forms produced, ICE found various sections out of compliance. ICE filed a two-count complaint for: failure to prepare/present I-9 forms and failure to properly complete Section 2.   ICE assessed […]

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New Form I-9 to be Published on 11/22/16

Current Form Valid Until January 21, 2017 We recently shared a variety of updates regarding the new Form I-9 that was approved by the Office of Management and Budget in August. Earlier this week, it was announced that USCIS will publish the new form on November 22, 2016. Employers may continue to use the current version of the Form I-9 until January 22, 2017. After that date, any information obtained on an old Form I-9 […]

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Compliance Alert: New Form I-9 Updates

As we posted in this update on September 1st, the form I-9 has been approved. This new form will include “smart features” that will be beneficial for employers to identify potential mistakes. This new form has yet to be published, but when it is released it will be valid until August 31, 2019, a 3-year period that is consistent with previous Form I-9 validity periods. USCIS will still continue to accept the old I-9 form […]

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Did You Know? Facts about Immigrants in America

U.S. Immigration – Did you know that there are only 140,000 employment-based green cards available every year and that the per country cap results in high-skilled immigrants waiting for years, and sometimes decades, for a green card? Indian Immigrants Waiting Period

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Compliance Alert: New Form I-9 Clears Review Process

Earlier this week, the latest revisions to the Form I-9 were approved. The new form will soon be released to the public. The current Form I-9 expired on March 31, 2016, but employers have had to continue to use the expired form until the proposed revisions were approved.

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DHS to Propose Rule for International Entrepreneurs

DHS is proposing a rule that would allow certain international entrepreneurs whose stay in the United States would provide a significant public benefit to be considered for parole on a case-by-case basis. Under the proposed rule, entrepreneurs who can show that their start-up entity has substantial and demonstrated potential for rapid business growth and job creation may be granted an initial stay of up to two years to oversee and grow their start-up entity in […]

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