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Webinar: New Immigration Rules Every Employer Needs to Know for 2017 and Beyond

Webinar: New Immigration Rules Every Employer Needs to Know for 2017 and Beyond Don't get caught unaware - find out the immigration rule changes that could impact your visa employees and your business! Join us on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12 p.m. CT  for this free training, and  you will learn: Under what conditions you can promote or relocate your employees during the gr...
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New & Improved USCIS Rules Will Let More Employers Bypass the H-1B Visa Cap. Is Your Job Eligible?

New & Improved USCIS Rules Will Let More Employers Bypass the H-1B Visa Cap.  Is Your Job Eligible? Starting January 17, 2017, more employers can apply for new H-1B employees regardless of the H-1B annual quota now that the USCIS has clarified and modified the H-1B cap exemption rules. Cap exemption has been around for many years but it has been a murky mess for many employers whose petitions...
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Government dismantles the NSEERS, a post 9/11 registry program that mostly targeted Muslim males

Government dismantles the NSEERS, a post 9/11 registry program that mostly targeted Muslim males Statement from the American Immigration Council on the End of NSEERS December 22, 2016 Washington D.C. - Today, the Department of Homeland Security officially ended a Bush-era registry created after 9/11 to track noncitizen men from predominantly Muslim countries. The registry, known as the Nation...
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EB-5, Conrad 30, and Special Immigrant Religious Worker immigration programs temporarily extended

EB-5, Conrad 30, and Special Immigrant Religious Worker immigration programs temporarily extended Congress has temporarily extended the EB-5, Conrad 30, and Special Immigrant Religious Worker programs until April 28, 2017.  As explained in an American Immigration Council article, these three programs are: The EB-5 program: The immigrant investor program, known as EB-5, was created in 1990 to...
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Texas Independent School District Pays $140,000 to Settle Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim

Texas Independent School District Pays $140,000 to Settle Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim The Aldine Independent School District located in Aldine, Texas recently settled a Justice Department claim,  resolving allegations that the district discriminated against work-authorized non-citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).   The district is the ninth largest scho...
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Ann Badmus Discusses Sanctuary Cities on Talk Radio

Here's my recent radio interview with Chris Saucedo WBAP News Talk Radio in Dallas.  Interesting and lively discussion about immigration law and so-called "sanctuary cities." I'd love to hear what you think about sanctuary cities and current direction of immigration. Feel free to post your comments below.  
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What are the new priority date rules for employer sponsored green cards?

What are the new priority date rules for employer sponsored green cards? Because the U.S. has annual limits on the number of employment sponsored green cards issued (as determined by “preference” category and the applicant’s country of chargeability), most applicants who apply for a green card based on a job need to know their priority date. Based on these limits, the State Department publishes...
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DHS TRIP Progam Gives Foreign Travelers a Way to Avoid Screening Delays or Correct Travel Records

The DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) is a way for travelers who have had trouble getting through the international travel screening process.  The program might help you if: You were denied or delayed boarding for your flights You were told your fingerprints were incorrect, your photo did not match your passport, or you are on the “no fly list” You consistently go through ...
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Green Card Application Portability: New and Improved Rules for Changing Jobs While Waiting for Approval

Green Card Application Portability:  New and Improved Rules for Changing Jobs While Waiting for Approval If you are applying for a  green card based upon employment sponsorship, you are able to change employment while waiting for final approval if you follow  “portability”rules.   On November 18, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced some important updates and  ...
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What a Donald Trump Victory Means for Immigrant Rights

Now that the election results are in, many wonder how much of Trump’s campaign rhetoric will actually turn into policy and what will happen to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative?.  In an American Immigration Council article, Wendy Feliz answers: If Trump ends DACA like he has threatened, he will be revoking the work permits of more than 700,000 young immigrants with long chi...
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