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  • Immigration Status Mismatch

    A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and/or Social Security Administration (SSA) mismatch means that the information your employer entered in E-Verify from your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, did not match records available to DHS and/or SSA. A DHS and/or SSA mismatch case result does not necessarily mean that you are not authorized to work in the […]
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  • DHS Adds Israel to List of Eligible Countries for Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

    On September 26, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it designated Israel as country eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  The VWP is operated by the DHS and the State Department. The VWP permits citizens from 41 designated countries to travel to the United States – without a visa […]
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  • 472,000 Venezuelan Migrants now eligible for TPS

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended and re-designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. DHS determined that this extension was necessary after reviewing Venezuela’s country conditions. According to DHS, the country continues to lack stability and safety because of social, political, and environmental conditions.  TPS helps provide relief to individuals who […]
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  • DHS Modernizes the Cuban and Haitian Family Reunification Processes

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced updates aimed at providing greater convenience and hope for those seeking family reunification. In an effort to embrace modern technology and meet current demands, DHS has released notices in the Federal Register detailing the modernization of the Cuban and Haitian family reunification parole (FRP) processes. These updates […]
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  • New Pathways for Stateless Individuals

    Today marks a milestone in the field of immigration as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), issued new guidance specifically targeting the plight of stateless individuals residing in the United States. Who Are Stateless Individuals? Stateless individuals are those who are not legally considered a citizen of any […]
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  • USCIS and DHS Announces Revisions to Form I-9 and Remote Examinations

    We have big news to share with you today! This past Friday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a monumental decision regarding Form I-9 and remote inspections. On August 1st, 2023, USCIS will publish a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The purpose of Form I-9 is to document that each new […]
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  • Walking into the Remote I-9 Inspection Sunset

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have recently made an important announcement. They have clarified that once the COVID-19 flexibilities come to an end on July 31st, employers will be afforded a grace period of 30 days to align with the pre-pandemic Form I-9 requirements. Specifically, this indicates […]
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  • Temporary Protected Status Reinstated & Extended for 4 Countries

    On June 13, 2023, The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced the extensions of the Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) designations of beneficiaries from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua for 18 months. This decision rescinds the 2017 and 2018 terminations of these designations. This comes from Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, who made the […]
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  • DHS Ending Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility July 31, 2023

    The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the COVID-19 temporary flexibilities for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, will end on July 31, 2023. After this date, employers MUST complete in-person physical document inspections for employees whose documents were previously inspected remotely during the temporary I-9 flexibilities by August 30, 2023.  Will we ever go […]
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  • What is ESTA and How do I Apply?

    According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an automated system that assists in determining eligibility to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such travel poses any law enforcement or security risk. Upon completion of your ESTA application, you will be […]
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