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Immigration Reform Back on Agenda

Whispers of potential congressional compromise on the red hot issue of legal and illegal immigration to this country gave renewed hope of a comprehensive solution, although it may take some time.  While the original Senate bill designed to overhaul the nation’s tangled immigration architecture, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” or S. 744, … Continue Reading

Artisanal Work Visas as contemplated by the “Gang of 8”

 Many employers traditionally have relied upon H-2B visa holders to augment their permanent workforce during seasonal and peak-load cycles simply because they cannot find U.S. citizen and Permanent Resident workers to handle the temporary assignments.   The H-2B temporary program generally allows U.S. employers who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nonimmigrant workers to … Continue Reading

Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in Senate

The highly anticipated immigration reform bill has been formally introduced by a bi-partisan group of Senators.  The proposal for significant changes to the nation’s immigration system (consisting of almost 850 pages), the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, includes provisions for increased border security, legalization for individuals present in unlawful status, … Continue Reading

Employers Must Document Multiple Worksites for Off-Site or ‘Roving’ H-1B Employees

Employers who place workers at  multiple worksites, whether theirs or someone else’s, must include the assignment’s details to the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Citizenship & Immigration Service (CIS) on H-1B petitions.  As the nation’s workforce embraces alternative work modes  (e.g., remote workers, roving employees, and virtual office workers), foreign nationals  who are so … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Offers Security and Convenience for Clients

Jackson Lewis LLP is pleased to announce that we have adopted the LawLogix EDGE immigration case management system to provide our clients a convenient case management web-based platform incorporating the highest security standards in the field.   This system provides employers and their foreign national employees 24/7 internet access to case status and reporting capabilities, and … Continue Reading

A Blog is Born

Undeniably, America is and will continue to be a nation of immigrants. Immigration is a vital part of our history and remains important today. It is inextricably bound up in our politics economy, international trade, health care, national security, employment and education. Our country’s immigration laws, however, can be confusing and often are misunderstood. The … Continue Reading
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