017: Immigration Layoffs in COVID-19

If you’re getting to the point of laying off people, immigration is only one narrow sliver of all the compliance actions you need to take. In today’s episode of another COVID-19 edition, I’m talking about how to conduct layoffs in the immigration world. What happens when your company can no longer employ all of the…

Policy Change on Residence Ends Citizenship for Some Children-photo-by-frank-mckenna

Policy Change on Residence Ends Citizenship for Some Children

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will change its policy on residence in some cases, which will end automatic U.S. citizenship for some children. The move marks the Trump administration’s continued effort to make it harder for foreign-born individuals to acquire citizenship. Currently, USCIS considers the children of U.S. service members and government employees residing outside…

Employers Face New USCIS Fee to Register Each H-1B Lottery Candidate-photo-by-wonderlane

Employers Face New USCIS Fee to Register Each H-1B Lottery Candidate

The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has proposed charging a $10 fee to employers to register each H-1B lottery candidate, starting with next year’s lottery. This year, USCIS announced plans to change the H-1B lottery process by requiring employers to electronically pre-register candidates for the annual lottery. For years,…