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In the past we published articles (here, here and here) on new version of USCIS Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The employers must use the new Form I-9 beginning from May 7, 2013. The Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and…

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June 26, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), that has prevented legally married same-sex couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally…

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Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 9, June 5, 2013, Issue No. 1  In April, we published an article alerting readers to the fact that the EB-2 and EB-3 dates will slightly advance for May. Last month the U.S. State Department released the…

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Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 9, June 5, 2013, Issue No. 1  In December 2012, we published an article outlining different types of visa options for foreign-born entrepreneurs. Recently, USCIS announced the accomplishments of the innovative Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative and the…

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The U.S. immigration law requires a non-citizen of the the U.S. to report a change of address within 10 days of such change. The data is used by USCIS for statistical and record purposes and may be furnished to Federal,…

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June 27, 2013. The U.S. Senate passed the immigration bill, the S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, popularly known as Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) bill, with a vote of 68-32. Earlier today, Senators voted 68-32…

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(Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 08, May 23, 2013, Issue No. 2) Last month we published an article about the newly implemented automated Form I-94, Arrival/ Departure Record for international travelers. Beginning April 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began implementing the automated…

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After several months of negotiations, on April 17, 2013 a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators, informally known as the “Gang of Eight, introduced long-awaited legislation for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced…

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As a follow up to our March 8, 2013 newsletter article, this is a reminder that the revised version of Form I-9 must be used by all the U.S. employers for new hires with the start date of May, 2013. The revised…

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(Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 06, April 24, 2013, Issue No. 2) On March 8, 2013 we published an article about the New Version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and Revised Handbook for Employers for Completing the Form I-9. Form I-9…