U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it will be suspending the premium processing for petitions of H-1B visas, a decision that threatens to slow the hiring of foreign talent for some organizations.
New York restaurant company recently learned the penalties that come when the re-verification of employment work authorizations are mishandled.
As of Jan. 22, 2017, all employers should now be using the new version of the Form I-9, released in November of last year by U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. Correctly completing the document, used by employers across the nation to verify the identity and employment authorization of all new hires in the U.S., has always been an important federal requirement - but perhaps even more so now.
Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency that enforces U.S. immigration laws, including those that govern the Form I-9, has a new leader.
On Jan. 20, 2017, U.S. senator, Chuck Grassley, introduced legislation that would make E-Verify mandatory for employers nationwide.
Representative Robert Nardolillo (R-Dist. 28, Coventry) stated he will propose legislation in 2017 to reinstate the federal background check system in The Ocean State. In 2014 then-Governor Lincoln Chafee signed an executive order that protected illegal immigrants in Rhode Island.