Articles in Immigration

The Deemed Export Rule: Balancing Requirements Under U.S. Export Control and Anti-Discrimination Laws

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In a press release issued earlier this year, the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Honda Aircraft Company, LLC (“Honda Aircraft”), resolving a claim that Honda Aircraft had violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) when, in an effort to comply with U.S. export control laws, Read More

USCIS to Begin Accepting Cap-Based H-1B Petitions for 2020 on April 1, 2019

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H-1B petitions for FY 2020 will start being accepted on April 1, 2019. So, if you are an employer who is considering hiring a foreign national, now is the time to prepare the visa application. H-1B is the visa status for foreign temporary professional workers filling specialty occupations, which are those that require at least a bachelor’s degree or the Read More

CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS REQUIRED TO ADDRESS ATTORNEY GENERAL GUIDANCE ON IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT AT SCHOOLS

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Every California K-12 public school—including charter schools—now finds itself under new immigration-related guidelines from the Attorney General that will require many to update their policies and procedures. These guidelines include model policies addressing immigration enforcement and charter schools are required to adopt these model policies or equivalent policies.  Time is of the essence, as each charter school must be fully Read More

Charter Schools and Immigration Enforcement

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Reports of increased U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) enforcement activity have caused concerns in communities across California and the nation.  The following practical guidance may help charter schools support their students and families with regard to such activities, particularly as they may affect school sites and operations.    Click here to read full article. Read More

USCIS Proposes Rule to Grant Parole for Immigrant Entrepreneurs of U.S. Startups

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a proposed rule that would, if implemented, allow United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to grant parole on a case-by-case basis to certain foreign nationals who own and manage startups in the United States. The proposed rule aims to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation and job creation by targeting high-growth firms Read More