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  1. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Passes Law Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed a law on December 19, 2019, that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. The legislation is to take effect starting January 1, 2021. The law creates two classes of licenses – one is the standard driver’s license and the second is the REAL ID, which can be used for federal security authentication. Immigrants who have entered the country illegally can READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Report: Pennsylvania’s Foreign-Born Rural and Urban Immigrant Workforce Continues to Climb

    A recent study by Pennsylvania State University and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania found that between 2000 and 2016, the foreign-born immigrant workforce throughout Pennsylvania rose significantly and now makes up a considerable portion of Pennsylvania’s rural and urban economy. Economic Implications of Pennsylvania’s Foreign-Born Population The study, “Economic Implications of Pennsylvania’s Foreign-Born Population,” found that in rural Pennsylvania, the foreign-born workforce grew by 75% over the READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Thousands of U.S. Employers Request Nearly 100,000 H-2B Foreign Temporary Workers to Overcome Talent Shortage

    Employers across the country flooded the U.S. Department of Labor’s Foreign Labor Application Gateway System at the stroke of midnight on January 2, 2020. The reason? To enter a random selection process—a lottery, of sorts—with the hope of being randomly selected to hire foreign unskilled and skilled workers to travel to the United States for a temporary duration, to assist U.S. employers during a one-time need occurrence, READ MORE READ MORE

  4. New Jersey Awaits Governor Murphy’s Signature to Become 14th U.S. State to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

    New Jersey has become the fourteenth state to pass legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to get their driver’s license. A Little Background Based on a study conducted by the New Jersey Policy think tank in 2018, New Jersey has an estimated population of 466,000 undocumented residents of driving age. The NJ Assembly passed the bill in separate votes and is now awaiting Governor Phil Murphy’s signature, which expected READ MORE READ MORE

  5. USCIS Premium Processing Program Subject to New Rule in Federal Register from the DHS

    Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a Rule in the Federal Register that could drastically change the premium processing program and cause delays in the otherwise timely adjudication of employer-based immigrant and non-immigrant worker petitions. What Is Premium Processing? Premium processing provides expedited servicing of application for certain employment-based petitions and applications. By expedited processing, USCIS guarantees a 15-calendar day processing to those petitioners READ MORE READ MORE