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  1. Norris McLaughlin Immigration Chair Ray Lahoud Visits China

    As part of Norris McLaughlin’s commitment to its global immigration practice, I was recently honored to travel to the People’s Republic of China for several days to conduct immigration seminars throughout Shanghai, meet with leaders in China’s manufacturing industry, and discuss tariffs and its impact on immigration with economic development and Chinese export officials, business leaders, and global investors. My intentions when embarking on this trip were to READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Government Shutdown Impact on Immigration

    Norris McLaughlin’s Immigration Group notes the impact of the partial government shutdown on the U.S. Immigration System as follows: Form I-9 and E-Verify E-Verify expired as a result of the government shutdown.  Employers will not have access to E-Verify to initiate new employee verifications, resolve non-confirmations, and verify employment authorization.  Until E-Verify is funded, employers must continue to verify employment eligibility through the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Authorization, READ MORE READ MORE

  3. In the News: Immigration Law Matters

    Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, was quoted by New Jersey Business Magazine regarding Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents coming to knock at Human Resources’ door, seeking to conduct random Form I-9 audits.  “Immigration Law Matters” discusses how small businesses can handle the many facets of immigration law, while not to discriminate against any job applicant or employee. To learn more about how to READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Ray Lahoud Talks Immigration Law with New York Business Leaders and Innovators

    On Friday, I was honored to join a group of today’s business leaders and innovators at WeWork, who are shaping tomorrow, for a discussion on immigration. In a room nineteen floors above the rumbling of New York’s traffic with sushi in hand, two concerns quickly became central to our discussion: (1) the growing barrier of US businesses—small, mid, and large—to access to the global workforce; and (2) READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Birthright Citizenship Debate Brings Fear to New Jersey’s 128,000 US Citizen Children of Unauthorized Immigrants

    With President Trump threatening a Constitutional showdown over the question of “birthright citizenship,” many New Jersey immigrants are concerned about their children—those already born and deemed US Citizens, and those who are to be born. “Birthright citizenship” is the automatic granting of US Citizenship to any child born on US soil, without regard to the citizenship or resident status of the parent. Citing to a 2016 Migration READ MORE READ MORE