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Monthly Archives from December 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear the Arizona Immigration Law Case

The Highest Court will likely hear arguments in the case of Arizona v. U.S. in April.  The case will decide whether a law enforcement officer can check the immigration status of people stopped or arrested if officers should “suspect” that they are in the U.S. illegally.  A decision is likely to come in late June. To read more, click here.

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Dot your I(-9)’s

A small electronics company in California, Alyn Industries, Inc., with only 60 employees was fined $43,000 for substantive violations including a failure to complete a few I-9s, sign some I-9 attestations, and failure of employeeS to check the box indicating her immigration status.   Mitigating factors included that Alyn had no prior violations and was found not to be acting in bad faith.   Every current and recently released employee’s I-9 is vulnerable for audits and fines, […]

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H-1B Cap Has Been Met

  USCIS announced that the FY 2012 cap of 65,000 H-1B petitions has been reached. USCIS will no longer accept H-1B petitions for new employment until April 2012. However, they are still accepting petitions filed for persons exempt from the cap such as H-1B extensions, petitions to change employment and petitions for concurrent H-1B employment. Read the press release here.

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