E-Verify Unavailable Due to Government Shutdown Jan03

E-Verify Unavailable Due to Government Shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, E-Verify and E-Verify services are currently unavailable. is a United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees, both U.S. or foreign citizens, to work in the U.S. At this time, employers will not be able to access th...

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USCIS Updates Advance Parole Information on Website Jan03

USCIS Updates Advance Parole Information on Website

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its website to address international travel and pending Form I-131, Advance Parole, renewal applications. Form I-131, Advance Parole is used to apply for a re-entry permit, refugee travel document, or advance parole travel document, to include parole into the ...

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Impacts of the Government Shutdown on USCIS Jan03

Impacts of the Government Shutdown on USCIS

As of today, the United States is still under a partial federal government shutdown due to the fact that an fiscal year budget has not been agreed upon. However, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)'s fee-funded activities are not affected. USCIS offices will remain open and all individuals should attend int...

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Customs and Border Protection Expands Restriction of L-1 Renewals for Canadians at Border May03

Customs and Border Protection Expands Restriction of L-1 Renewals for Canadians at Border

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reportedly expanded its restriction of L-1 renewal applications for Canadian nationals at the border. This new policy is now being implemented at nearly all U.S.-Canada ports of entry (POEs) and Canadian airport pre-flight inspection sites. Prior regulations and practice ha...

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New Presidential Memorandum Seeks to Tighten B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa Enforcement May03

New Presidential Memorandum Seeks to Tighten B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa Enforcement

A new directs the Department of State (DOS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide recommendations to tighten B-1 and B-2 visitor visa enforcement. Specifically, the Memorandum directs DOS and DHS to do the following: Recommendations regarding Visa Waiver Program: Within 180 days of the...

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