Category: General Immigration

  1. State Powers in the Federal Immigration Landscape: Challenge to New Jersey’s Immigrant Detention Ban Under Scrutiny

    Last week, a federal judge in New Jersey heard oral argument on a lawsuit seeking to challenge a New Jersey law that prohibits private and public facilities in the state from signing contracts to imprison federal immigrant detainees. The dispute … The post State Powers in the Federal Immigration Landscape: Challenge to New Jersey’s Immigrant Detention Ban Under Scrutiny appeared first on Immigration Matters. READ MORE

  2. Illinois Now Allowing Non-US Citizens to Become Police Officers

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law Public Act 103-0357, which amended the state’s police certification statute to allow individuals who are not United States Citizens to become police officers within the state. Critics are incorrectly claiming that … The post Illinois Now Allowing Non-US Citizens to Become Police Officers appeared first on Immigration Matters. READ MORE

  3. Drastic Requirements and Restrictions Implemented for U.S. Citizens Traveling to Europe

    For decades, United States citizens traveling to most European countries could just book a flight and hop on a plane. No visa, entry documents, or prior authorization were necessary. United States citizens would land in Europe and were permitted to … The post Drastic Requirements and Restrictions Implemented for U.S. Citizens Traveling to Europe appeared first on Immigration Matters. READ MORE

  4. Urgent Employer Alert: DHS Announces New Form I-9 and Implements Remote Verification Process

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced significant changes to the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9), including the release of a new Form I-9 version, as well as alternative means of reviewing identity and employment eligibility documents.… The post Urgent Employer Alert: DHS Announces New Form I-9 and Implements Remote Verification Process appeared first on Immigration Matters. READ MORE

  5. DHS Expands STEM-OPT Eligible Degree Programs

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has announced an expansion of the Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) program, adding eight new fields of study to a program that permits international graduates from U.S. colleges and universities to spend up … The post DHS Expands STEM-OPT Eligible Degree Programs appeared first on Immigration Matters. READ MORE