Category: General Immigration

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Employers Must Remain Immigration Compliant or Face Stiff Penalties, Negative Publicity, and Criminal Penalties

    With the Trump Administration’s increase in employer immigration enforcement, businesses of all sizes and in all types of industries must be prepared. Ensuring a compliant Form I-9 processing system demands that all employers stay current on the changing Form I-9 regulations and increased enforcement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are focusing on Pennsylvania and New Jersey employers through collaboration with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in READ MORE READ MORE

  5. New Jersey May Become 14th U.S. State to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

    After New York passed a bill on June 19, 2019, to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, New Jersey is up next to vote. The New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on December 16, 2019. If New Jersey passes this bill, it will become the 14th U.S. state to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Introduction The bill was introduced in November 2018. Advocates of READ MORE READ MORE