President Donald Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum to establish a National Vetting Center "to coordinate the efforts of departments and agencies to better identify individuals seeking to enter the country who present a threat to national security, border security, homeland security or public safety."
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State of the Union Speech Outlines Immigration Reform Proposal; White House Releases 'Framework' on Immigration and Border Security
President Donald Trump outlined several immigration-related themes during his State of the Union address on January 30, 2018. Also, the Trump administration released its "Framework on Immigration Reform & Border Security" on January 25, 2018.
Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced the "Immigration Innovation (I-Squared) Act of 2018" in the U.S. Senate on January 25, 2018. The bill (S. 2344) would authorize additional visas for “well-educated aliens” to live and work in the United States.
Temporary protected status (TPS) for El Salvador will be terminated effective September 9, 2019. The 60-day re-registration period began January 18, 2018, and runs through March 19, 2018.
USCIS Automatically Extends EAD Validity for Certain Haitians With TPS; Re-Registration Period Now Open
The designation of Haiti for TPS will expire on July 22, 2019. Current beneficiaries of TPS under Haiti's designation who want to maintain that status through the program's termination date must re-register by March 19, 2018.
The DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification alerted employers and other interested stakeholders about a process change "to better assure fairness regarding the issuance of H-2B temporary labor certifications due to the unprecedented volume of applications received on January 1, 2018."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a memorandum providing guidance and standard operating procedures for border searches of electronic devices.
Federal contractors and subcontractors with an E-Verify Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirement must enroll in and use E-Verify.
By J. Marc Ward
The twin pressures of succession planning and increased regulatory burdens have caused many bank owners to consider selling their banks. What is the best way to sell your bank?
“Press for Progress” is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, coming up on March 8. Fittingly, gender diversity in the boardroom has recently received attention from the SEC, the world’s largest asset manager and the business press.