Immigration Law

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Firing Foreign Employees: Immigration Law and Ethical Considerations
Posted on 19 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, July 18, 2022 "Terminating an employee is always a very difficult decision, and requires the employer to comply with various state and federal laws. Terminating a noncitizen employee requires additional considerations under US immigration... Read More

Expert: Immigration Benefits Can Help Employers Attract, Retain Talent
Posted on 14 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Ruiz, KSBY, July 13, 2022 " Stephen Yale-Loehr teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School. "This is a new trend because of the tight labor market and employers need to figure out how to both attract and retain workers," Yale... Read More

America’s Labor Shortage: How Low Immigration Levels Accentuated the Problem and How Immigration Can Fix It
Posted on 1 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arturo Castellanos-Canales, National Immigration Forum, Feb. 28, 2022 "The United States is facing an acute labor shortage. While the root cause of the problem is multifactorial, America’s lowest net international migration (NIM) levels in... Read More

Free CLINIC Webinar: Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination (June 14th, 2017)
Posted on 10 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC - "June 14th, 2-4:00pm Eastern Are you unsure what documents are required to verify employment eligibility? Do your clients complain that employers are asking for specific documents or too many documents? Is there any relief for clients... Read More

Advance Copy of DHS / ICE Notice: EAD Extension for Certain Haitian F-1 Students
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Haiti and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of... Read More

Immigration Lawyers Arguing: "Can I Work from Home for a Foreign Employer?"
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As a change of pace from this blog's usual fare of criticizing immigration agencies and Congress, today we'll offer a PG-rated point/counterpoint with guest blogger, Karin Wolman , and me. We debate the oft-posed question whether a foreign... Read More

Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Making New Homes More Expensive
Posted on 28 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Margaret Newkirk, Bloomberg, Aug. 28, 2017 - "Last year, Jim Brown and other home builders around Atlanta could get a good framing crew at a rate of $3.25 per square foot. This year, the few framers they can find demand, and get, almost double that... Read More

Duane Morris LLP H-1B Cap Update
Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

Employers may continue to file H-1B cap petitions for employment in fiscal year 2012; however, quota usage has accelerated since the advanced-degree exemption is no longer available. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released yesterday... Read More

Extension of Employment Authorization for Certain Syrian F-1 Students
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 51 / Thursday, March 15, 2018 - "This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria... Read More

MALDEF Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Bank of America for Employment Discrimination Against Non-Citizens
Posted on 4 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, May 3, 2018 - "Bank of America illegally denies employment to qualified applicants based on their immigration status even though they are authorized to work in the United States, a lawsuit filed in federal court today charged. MALDEF ... Read More

Angelo Paparelli: Immigration's Defining Moment - Do You Know Employment When You See It?
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[T]the immigration regulations in their present form do not offer the guidance needed to cover many everyday (and some unusual) situations. With so much riding on the correct interpretation, the government must take a hard look at the current, clearly... Read More