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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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  • Will H-4 Nonimmigrants Lose Employment Authorization?

    In a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has informed the court that a proposed regulation to rescind the H-4 employment authorization is not likely to be published in the Federal Register...

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  • Work Authorization and Social Security Number Can Now Be Obtained Simultaneously

    Foreign nationals can now apply for work authorization and a Social Security number at the same time using the new updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The revised form includes additional questions that allow applicants to apply for a Social Security number or request a duplicate card if they’ve had one lost or stolen […]

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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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  • Does Your Nonimmigrant Status Require an Employment Authorization Document?

    U.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are authorized to work in the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, you may still be eligible for employment authorization. Many individuals will automatically have authorization to work in the U.S. as a […]

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