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Form I-9

January 31, 2017 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink
On the heels of the controversial executive order barring entry of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries, President Trump is now about to set his sights on business immigration issues. read more
August 16, 2016 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink
USCIS has announced that until further notice, employers should continue using the current version of Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification. read more
July 8, 2011 | Posted by Jeffrey Barlekamp, Associate | Permalink

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently announced that it will be auditing approximately 1,000 U.S. employers, from a range of industries and of varying sizes, to verify they are complying with I-9 work authorization verification procedures.  These new actions bring ICE’s 2011 I-9 audit total to over 2,300 employers, already eclipsing the (then) record-setting 2010 number.

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October 5, 2010 | Posted by Business Immigration | Permalink

I. Increased Filing Fees for Certain H‑1B and L Employers

In legislation (H.R. 6080) that was signed by President Obama on August 13, 2010, Congress imposed an additional filing fee and fraud prevention and detection fee on H‑1B and L‑1 petitions filed by employers who have 50 or more U.S. workers, but only if more than 50 percent of their employees are in H‑1B or L status (“50-50 rule”). The new fee, which is in addition to the current $320 for H‑1B and L‑1 petitions, in addition to the $1,500 H‑1B training fee, and in addition to the $500 anti-fraud fee imposed on initial H‑1B and L‑1 petitions, is $2,000 for H‑1B petitions and $2,250 for L petitions.

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