Tag: immigration

What Will Immigration Find If It Inspects Your Business?

When University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts was murdered in July 2018, it was discovered that her killer, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, was in the country illegally, with the aid of forged documents. Four years earlier, he had managed to gain employment at Yarrabee Farms in Brooklyn, Iowa (where Tibbetts was killed) using an Iowa ID and a Social Security card, which was later determined…

Expect More Immigration Crackdowns, I-9 Inspections and Visa Woes in 2018

While violations of laws regarding legal employment authorization – purposeful or inadvertent – have always carried potential serious consequences for employers, recent efforts to focus on this area by the U.S. federal government make it increasingly important to understand the requirements in this area, as well as the potential consequences of being found in violation. While very little has changed in the underlying federal…

Immigration Consequences of Unlawful Employment

Unauthorized employment may also include self-employment and “unpaid internships” or volunteer works if the position is one where the employer would normally pay a person for his or her services. For example, owning a franchise restaurant would not be unauthorized employment, however, managing the restaurant’s daily operations or “helping out when needed” to take orders, bus tables, etc., would be. Another example is having…

H-1B and Other Immigration Fees Are Going Up

Every two years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services evaluates its fee schedule to determine if the rates are high enough to cover  operating costs, which include such things as fraud detection, national security, customer service and case processing. The government agency is almost entirely funded by fees paid by applicants and petitioners.

How the Candidates Compare On Employment Immigration

Employment-based immigration isn’t just a recruitment option for U.S. employers. With the growing skills gap, it’s become a necessity to grow and keep operations afloat. And with diametrically opposed candidates campaigning for the White House, it’s apparent that U.S. immigration could change drastically depending on who takes office in January.