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Posts from February 2016.

On December 31, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued proposed regulations to address the retention and portability of high-skilled foreign workers. The new regulations were promulgated in furtherance of the Obama Administration’s goal to modernize and streamline the U.S. immigrant visa system. The proposed regulations are subject to a 60-day comment period ending on February 29, 2016.

The proposed regulations allow ...

The European Union Court of Justice’s invalidation of the EU-USA Safe Harbor for data transfers between the two continents remains subject to question at the end of this week after the European Commission blew its January 31 deadline to reach a new Safe Harbor Agreement with the United States. As we’ve previously posted, the continued invalidated Safe Harbor, which permitted the transfer of data from the EU to the USA and US companies where such ...

On January 15, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a final rule in the Federal Register which revises its regulations affecting highly skilled workers in the nonimmigrant classifications for specialty occupations from Chile/Singapore (H-1B1), Australia (E-3), nonimmigrant workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) classification, and the immigrant classification ...

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On November 24, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a 60 day notice of proposed changes to the Form I-9 in the Federal Register. The 60 day public comment period ended on January 25, 2016.

The purpose behind the proposed changes is an attempt by USCIS to create a “smart” version of the I-9 to reduce user error and make the form easier to complete. The proposed changes include new drop-down menus, field checks and ...

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