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June 18, 2013
Stephen Tarnoff

Make Sure Immigration Knows When You Move

Foreign nationals in the U.S. are generally required to notify the government of an address change. This requirement arises for those who have temporary legal status, permanent resident status, and/or those who are in removal proceedings. If you are a...

June 11, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Obtaining Permanent Resident Status Through Employment

Many people obtain permanent residence in the United States through an offer of employment. There are three general steps in this process for lawful permanent residence for most workers. The first two steps must be initiated by the employer, and...

The Risks of Letting your Employees Choose Their Own Immigration Counsel

Some employers permit their foreign national employees to choose their own immigration attorneys to prepare various employment-based petitions on their behalf (e.g. petitions for H-1B, H-3, L-1, TN, E, O-1, P, J-1, or other temporary status, or for lawful permanent...

May 29, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

CIR Update: Senate Bill Passes Judiciary

On May 21st, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee finished weeks of work on immigration reform by passing S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, by a bipartisan vote of 13 to 5.  The Senate Judiciary Committee considered 300 amendments filed...

May 21, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Get Ready for CIR

As the Senate debates Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), the news is full of information about potential changes to the country’s immigration laws.  At this time, Congress has not yet passed legislation to reform the immigration system, but it seems likely...

May 14, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

U.S. Immigration Myths and Facts

Immigration Myth #1 Undocumented immigrants never pay taxes. The truth is that all immigrants—whether documented or undocumented, permanent residents or temporary workers—pay many forms of taxes, such as sales taxes, which are paid when purchasing clothing, groceries, and gasoline, and...

May 07, 2013
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Reminder: Employers Must Begin Using the New Form I-9 Immediately!

Beginning May 7, 2013, employers are required to use the new version of the Form I-9 for all new hires and all reverifications in Section 3 of that form. You can find a copy of the new Form I-9 at:...

May 06, 2013
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Electronic Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Records for all Air and Sea Arrivals

On April 30, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began implementing a plan to automate the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, for all air and sea arrivals. CBP intends to complete the automation nationwide by the end of May 2013....

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