Immigration Blog

An Employee’s Green Card Is Expiring — Do You Need to Reverify It?

Welcome to the second in a series of posts celebrating the publication of my new book: I-9 Verification Employment eGuide for HR professionals. We have made this free, comprehensive book chock-full of detailed information. It’s designed to walk you through the process. Hopefully, it will help you avoid (literally!) costly mistakes. In this series of blog posts, I am sharing helpful information from the first chapter, “Top 10 Questions from Employers About I-9s.” The first […]

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Answers to the Most Common Business Immigration Questions from HR Professionals

In celebration of a brighter future, I am starting a new section dedicated to answering common business immigration questions that I receive from our clients. This way, you can open the newsletter and see what other similarly situated professionals want to know — answers to questions that will also help you! Here is the first question and answer, based on ongoing shifts on our workforce:     Common Business Immigration Question #1: What Is the Impact of […]

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How Do I Complete the I-9 Verification of an F-1 Student Under the H-1B Cap-Gap?

Some F-1 students whose H-1B petitions were timely filed with an October 1 start date and requested change of status are eligible for a cap-gap extension of status and employment authorization. The cap-gap is the period between when the F-1 student status would end and the H-1B status begins on October 1. What Does the “Cap-Gap” Entail? Qualifying students are legally able to live and work in the United States during the “cap-gap” period. The […]

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Is Pre-Population of Section 1 Allowed for Form I-9?

Welcome to the fifth post in a series celebrating the publication of my new book: I-9 Verification Employment eGuide for HR professionals. This book is a free guide that covers everything busy HR pros need to know to avoid common issues throughout the I-9 verification process. These blog posts cover the first chapter of the book, “Top 10 Questions from Employers About I-9s.” So far, I have covered: 6 of the Top I-9 Mistakes That […]

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USCIS Guidance on Retrogressed Green Card Applications

Over the last year, immigrant visas have gone back and forth between being available and retrogressing. There are still many unanswered questions as to what this situation means for Adjustment of Status applicants, but USCIS has finally provided some answers regarding what’s occurring with retrogressed Green Card applications. Some of the most important information USCIS has released includes: What information can a regressed applicant expect to receive after their interview? So long as the officer […]

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Can I Get a Document Notarized Remotely?

Many immigration documents require notarization. This helps deter fraud and ensure proper execution. However, it can be difficult to physically appear in front of a notary under social distancing orders. Thankfully, in Florida and many other states, you now have a new option available: online notarization. Effective January 1, 2020 (before COVID-19), Florida enacted a law authorizing Remote Online Notarization (RON).  Under this law, notaries can perform online notarizations if they: Complete a training course Register […]

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