Real Estate Company Fined for Citizens Only Hiring Policy

Company Fined for Citizens Only Hiring Policy The Justice Department recently  reached an agreement  with Hartz Mountain Industries Inc. (Hartz) to resolve the department’s investigation into whether the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizen job seekers, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  Hartz is a real estate development and management company b...
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Gov’t Offers Some Immigration Assistance to Flood Victims in Louisiana

USCIS recently announced immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as disasters like the recent severe storms and flooding in Louisiana, such as: Change of nonimmigrant status or extension of nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States, even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired...
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Staffing Company Fined $175,000 for Discrimination Against Non-Citizens

Staffing Company Fined $175,000 for Immigration Discrimination The Justice Department reached an agreement today with TEG Staffing Inc., also known as Eastridge Workforce Solutions, a temporary staffing agency headquartered in San Diego, to resolve allegations that their Mira Mesa, California, office discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Natio...
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Why Must Some EB-2 Applicants Now Wait Longer to Get Their Green Cards?

Why Must Some EB-2 Applicants Now Wait Longer to Get Their Green Cards? To the surprise of many, the  EB-2 green card category is no longer “current” for anyone. This means some applicants must wait before applying for adjustment of status, the final phase of the green card process.  It also means some with pending adjustment of status applications will have to wait longer for approval than befor...
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What Should You Know About the EB-1 Green Card Backlog for Indian and Chinese Nationals?

What Should You Know About the EB-1 Green Card Backlog for Indian and Chinese Nationals? For the first time in many years, the EB-1 green category is no longer a fast track for all who qualify. At least for now.  Recent predictions of an EB-1 visa retrogression came true when the August 2016 visa bulletin showed a final action cutoff date of January 1, 2010 for EB-1 applicants born in China or In...
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Macy’s Settles Immigration Discrimination Claims

Macy's Settles Immigration Discrimination Claims National retailer, Macy's, agreed to settle the Department of Justice's  allegations that it violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens at its Glendale, California, location. The department’s investigation was based on a charge filed by a lawful permanent resident whose hiring w...
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Staffing Company Pays $153,000 to Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims

Staffing Company Pays $153,000 to Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims Powerstaffing Inc., a temporary staffing agency based in Edison, New Jersey, agreed to pay $153,000 to resolve allegations that its North Bergen, New Jersey, office discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Department of Justice’s investigation...
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Seed Co. To Pay $200K To Settle DOJ Immigrant Discrimination Claims

Seed Co. To Pay $200K To Settle DOJ Immigrant Discrimination Claims Crookham Company has agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve the Department of Justice's charge that the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  Crookham, which is based in Caldwell, Idaho, is a seed company that produces hybrid sweet corn, popcorn and...
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121 Medical Residency Programs and Medical Association Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims

121 Medical Residency Programs and Medical Association Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims The Justice Department recently reached agreements with 121 podiatry residency programs and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) to resolve claims that they discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). ...
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DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Skilled Nursing Facility

  DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Skilled Nursing Facility The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement recently with Villa Rancho Bernardo Care Center (VRB), a skilled nursing facility in San Diego.  The agreement resolves the department’s investigation of VRB for discrimination against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the I...
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