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  • E-Verify Expiration: What Employers and Employees Using the System Should Know

    Many employers are familiar with the E-Verify system, which allows employers to check the employment eligibility for all of their employees. This system compares information completed on an employee’s Form I-9 with records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify is administered by DHS, which is one of […]

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  • U.S. Government Shutdown’s Impact on Immigration Services

    With the government experiencing a shutdown due to the lapse in annual funding, many are concerned about the consequences in the realm of immigration. Fortunately, the majority of immigration matters are largely unaffected by the current situation. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices will remain open despite the shutdown. Individuals should attend scheduled appointments […]

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  • From the Desk of Rosanna Berardi: The Government Shutdown

    Late last week, the federal government shut down. While this isn’t completely out of the norm, what is unusual is the fact that the controversy focused on our U.S. immigration system. President Trump’s presidential campaign and first year of office focused heavily on comprehensive immigration reform. The Immigration and Nationality Act hasn’t been formally amended since 1996 and […]

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  • What You Need to Know About the Possible Homeland Security Shutdown

    Why might the Department of Homeland Security shut down? The Senate has been in a stalemate because of immigration amendments the House attached to the bill last month related to the executive orders issued by President Obama. These executive orders would defer deportations for millions of migrants who are now in the United States illegally. […]

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  • The Government Shutdown Continues – Day 2

      Day 2 of the U.S. government shutdown continues and some areas impacting immigration processes are feeling its effects, while others continue with business as usual. USCIS Since most of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is funded through user fees, all USCIS offices worldwide are open and individuals should report to interviews and appointments as scheduled. […]

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  • Government Shutdown Impacts on Immigration

    The anticipated, some would say inevitable, government shutdown that has loomed over the U.S. in recent days is now a reality.  While the list of those effected by the shutdown is broad, wide and deep, U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad are largely reporting “business as usual.”   In a September 30, 2013 statement,U.S. Ambassador to […]

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  • How will a government shutdown impact immigration to the U.S.?

    On October 1, 2013, absent Congress passing a resolution to continue appropriations provided under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, all but “essential” government workers will be furloughed and not allowed to work. So how will a government shutdown impact immigration to the U.S.? While there is still enough time for Congress to prevent a […]

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