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Monthly Archives from February 2012

E-Verify Self-Check Is Now Available Nationwide!

If you’re job hunting, you’ve probably touched up your resume, made a LinkedIn account, and cleaned up your Facebook profile in preparation for potential employers’ review. Now, you can check your work eligibility online before you apply for jobs. With more and more employers using E-Verify to confirm the work eligibility of potential employees, it is important that your data is up to date and showing that you are eligible to work. Self-Check is available […]

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Study Shows Increased Denial of Immigration Cases Without Changes in the Law

The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) released a study that contains some surprising results regarding the denial and request for evidence (RFE) rate of L-1, H-1B, and O-1A Visas.  Despite no change in the laws or regulations, there has been a sharp increase in the number of denials and RFEs, in the instance of L-1B Visas for example, upwards of 90% of applications are either denied or delayed for RFEs. This prevents skilled immigrants […]

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DOJ Settles Immigration Employment Complaint with University

The Department of Justice reached an agreement with the University of California San Diego Medical Center to resolve a complaint which alleged that the medical center demanded newly hired non-citizens to submit additional documents to verify their employment eligibility but did not require the same of U.S. citizens. As part of the settlement, the medical center agreed to implement new employment eligibility verification policies and procedures; to pay a civil penalty of $115,000; conduct supplemental […]

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