EIG Dispatch | January 9, 2018

US Headlines: Justices Speed Up President Trump’s Immigration Appeal / CBP Establishes New Rules for Searching Electronic Devices / Trump Administration Announces Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans / Democrats and Republicans Inching Towards Deal to Protect Dreamers but Remain Divided over Funding the Wall Global Headlines: Higher Salary Thresholds and Updated Visa Application Fees Announced for […]

EIG Dispatch | December 19, 2017

US Headlines: House Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Secure Immigration Mail / USCIS Begins Implementing the International Entrepreneur Rule / DHS to Propose Changes to H-1B, H-4 EADs, and F-1 OPT / Trump Administration Issues New Requirements for US Visa Waiver Program / TN “Economist” Profession Clarified Global Headlines: U.K.’s Latest Immigration Changes End 2017 on a High Note / […]

EIG Dispatch | December 12, 2017

US Headlines: Oral Arguments Heard on Third Travel Ban / The Case Against the First Travel Ban Progresses Global Headlines: Ireland Introduces New Immigration Registration Cards / New Blue Card Regulations in Luxembourg / Higher Salary Thresholds Announced for the Netherlands / US Pulls Out of the UN Global Compact on Migration Feature Story: 2017: Lessons Learned From a Year of […]

EIG Dispatch | December 5, 2017

US Headlines: US Consulates in Russia will Resume Nonimmigrant Visa Services on a Limited Basis / The Third and Most Recent Travel Ban Went into Effect / Protections for Dreamers Involved in Government Funding Discussions Global Headlines: Switzerland: 2017 Quotas Reached for L and B Permits / Philippines: Employment Permit Rules Amended / Argentina: Waiver of Reciprocity […]

Travel Ban Update: Breaking News! SCOTUS Allows Travel Ban 3.0 to Take Effect

Breaking News: SCOTUS Allows Travel Ban 3.0 to Take Effect News: Today, the Supreme Court rolled back the preliminary injunction forestalling the implementation of Travel Ban 3.0. The order, which was unsigned, appears to have been backed by 7 of the 9 justices, all except Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor. Context: The preliminary injunction was issued to forestall […]

Erickson in the News: Employment & Immigration Whiteboard

EMPLOYMENT & IMMIGRATION WHITEBOARD: Proposal would extend ‘extreme vetting’ visa questions for 3 years By Ted Hesson |11/27/2017 05:10 PM EDT The Trump administration plans to continue so-called extreme vetting of visa applicants for years to come, according to a notice published in the Federal Register today. The notice, issued by the State Department, deals with an […]

EIG Dispatch | November 28, 2017

US Headlines: Department of State Announces Intention to Continue “Extreme Vetting” / ICE Joins Local Authorities to Enforce Immigration Law / H-4 EAD Program Update / SOC Code Revisions Global Headlines: Qatar: New Procedure for Extending 30-Day Tourist Visa / Update-Europe: Entry-Exit System (EES) Approved, Implementation Slated for 2020 Feature Story:  The DOL Audited Our PERM Case – […]

EIG Dispatch | November 21, 2017

US Headlines: Applicants Nominee for DHS Secretary Headed to Senate for Confirmation Vote / House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill Limiting Hiring Process for H-1B Dependent Employers / USCIS Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests Global Headlines: Australia’s 457 Transition / Upcoming Deadline for Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) / Japan Relaxes […]

Erickson in the News: California Immigration Law Creates New Challenges for Employers

(Reproduced with permission from Daily Labor Report, 220 DLR 7 (November 16, 2017). Copyright 2017 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <http://www.bna.com>) California Immigration Law Creates New Challenges for Employers A new California law aimed at curbing immigration enforcement could cause problems for employers. California’s A.B. 450, signed into law Oct. 5, will become […]