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Continued Delays in Employment Authorization Document Processing Times

United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) processing times for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications continue to increase. EADs are relied upon by many categories of foreign nationals in order to lawfully work in the United States. The processing times vary by USCIS Service Center, in addition to the category in which the applicant is […]

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USCIS to Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

USCIS announced last week that it will be redesigning the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a green card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. These redesigns use enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security features […]

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I-9 Tips for Employers

It is unlawful to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers in the U.S.  Employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of every employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986, by use of Form I-9. When Must Form I-9 Be Completed? • Section 1 must be completed by the employee at the time employment […]

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H-4 Dependent Spouses May Now Apply for Employment Authorization

USCIS put into effect a new rule on May 26, 2015, allowing certain H-4 spouses to apply for work authorization. Previously, USCIS did not provide work authorization to any H-4 spouses. Since last Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began accepting applications for employment authorization from H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based […]

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What Do I Need to Know About Form I-9?

Form I-9 is used to verify the employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. Unlike most forms provided by USCIS, Form I-9 must be filled out by all employees in the U.S., including U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and all other individuals in nonimmigrant statuses. Nationwide, various government agencies perform random audits […]

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DHS Extending Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

Change to reduce economic burdens, personal stresses experienced by many USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez announced today that effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence. DHS has amended the regulations to allow these […]

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