Tag Archives: Immigration

USCIS Requires Interviews for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications Beginning October 1

October 1, 2017 marks the start of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mandate of an in-person interview for any individual adjusting from an employment-based status to permanent residency (Form I-485 adjustment of status interviews). The requirement will also take effect for family members of refugees or asylees applying for derivative refugee or asylee status (Form I-730 refugee/asylee relative interviews). USCIS currently requires interviews for family-based green card and naturalization adjudications, whether that potential beneficiary is applying for adjustment of status in the U.S. or undergoing consular processing abroad. However, the interview requirement is generally waived for the …

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“Workplace Now”™

“Workplace Now” is a new quarterly report concerning the rapid changes occurring in today’s workplaces.  We will identify key areas that General Counsel, HR Professionals, Corporate Risk Managers and Insurance Professionals should consider in evaluating workplace concerns. This four part series will examine future issues that we predict will become major areas of discussion in the years to come. Our first discussion will cover the expansion of local and state workforce laws and how employers, particularly those with national workforces, have quite literally been overtaken by these dynamic changes at the local level. The second report will identify the expected …

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To Dream the Impossible Dream…

On September 5, 2017, President Trump ordered an end to DACA, the Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation. President Trump called DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an “amnesty-first approach.”  He urged Congress to pass a replacement before his administration begins phasing out DACA’s protections in 6 months. The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) was a bipartisan bill first introduced in Congress by Senators Durbin and Hatch in 2001. The original DREAM Act was created to assist individuals who originally entered the United States as children, without documentation or permission. These …

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