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March 08, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

President Obama signs Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization into Law

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization into law at a signing ceremony at the White House.  The President was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who was the original author of VAWA, and...

March 05, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Legal Status for Victims of Crimes

Most undocumented individuals living in the U.S. are less likely to contact law enforcement if they are a victim of a crime due to the fear of deportation. To minimize this fear and to strengthen the ability of law enforcement...

March 05, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Update: House Passes Senate Bill 47 to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

On February 26, 2013, MMHPH wrote about the US Senate passing a bill to reauthorization the Violence Against Women Act.  You can read it here. On February 28, 2013, the same Senate bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives with...

February 26, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

U.S. Senate Votes to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

Next step: a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was first passed in 1994, with the purpose of increasing protections for targets of violence against women—including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and...

February 19, 2013
Beata Leja

LCA Obligations for Employers Who Hire H-1Bs, H-1B1s, and E-3s

Employers who wish to sponsor foreign national employees in H-1B status (specialty occupations requiring at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent), H-1B1 status (specialty occupations for those from Singapore and Chile), or E-3 status (specialty occupations for those from Australia),...

February 08, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Immigration Reform appears to be on the horizon.  Following the 2012 presidential elections, prominent Republicans cited loss of Latino voters’ support as a major reason for the party’s loss and issued public statements supporting immigration reform.  Members of both parties...

January 31, 2013
Beata Leja

H-1B Season Fast Approaching!

The H-1B is one of the most common visas used to employ foreign nationals in professional occupations in the United States. April 1, 2013 is the first day to file new H-1B petitions for the 2014 fiscal year. If the...

January 25, 2013
Margaret H. ("Peggy") McCormick

ICE Audits: What to Expect in Obama’s Second Term

Worksite Enforcement has been the hallmark of immigration enforcement priorities during the Obama Administration.  The number of I-9 audits of all types of employers reached record highs in 2012 and is only likely to grow over the next four years. ...

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