Immigration Law

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Worksite Harmony and the President’s Executive Actions: It’s All about Immigration Timing
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DAPA and the expansion of DAPA could present "gap" problems for employers. Angelo Paparelli explains : "[E]mployers are still at risk if they become aware that any undocumented workers are planning to apply, or have applied, for benefits... Read More

Employers Seek Immigrants With DACA Status
Posted on 9 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A growing number of employers — including national nonprofit Teach for America and a North Carolina-based bank — are seeking diverse workers by specifically recruiting immigrants who came here illegally as kids and got permission to... Read More

5 Issues Every Employer Must Know About DACA
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Some employers may be wondering how DACA even affects them, if they “don’t hire foreign workers.” The reality is that the U.S. workforce is as diverse as ever. Unless U.S. employers have specific legal or contractual obligations... Read More

As Americans Fail Drug Tests, Employers Turn to Refugees
Posted on 28 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CNN, Mar. 27, 2017 - "[F]or an increasing number of American-born workers, passing drug tests is a big problem. The percentage of American workers testing positive for illegal drugs has climbed steadily over the last three years to its highest level... Read More

DACA: I-9 Guidance for Employers
Posted on 20 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DACA: I-9 Guidance for Employers - USCIS, undated but posted Nov. 2012 . Read More

Tags: employers , daca , I-9

The New I-9: Why Now When We Need Immigration Amnesty for Employers?
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The new I-9 form is so much more complex that the government anticipates a 21-minute increase in the amount of time it will take to complete. See pages 8-9 of this document . As noted, the form is now two pages long, with seven pages of instructions... Read More

Small Employers Welcome Work Permits for DREAMers
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Small businesses long resisted efforts to shift the responsibility for policing immigrants onto employers. Verifying the legal status of new hires is a costly, burdensome distraction, one that's best left to immigration officials, they have... Read More

DACA Can Put Some Employers in a Bind
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Manuel Cunha has been fighting for three decades to persuade the federal government to provide more legal immigrant workers for farmers in California’s verdant San Joaquin Valley. So he was initially excited when President Obama announced... Read More

Tags: employers , daca

Employers Must Resist Temptation to Require 'Self-Check' for New Hires
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Some employers may be tempted to require their job applicants to use Self Check in order to streamline the E-Verify process and avoid tentative nonconfirmations. Resist the temptation! USCIS and OSC have both made it abundantly clear that... Read More