Additional Immigration Enforcement in Texas

UPDATE: On September 25, 2017, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals permitted additional provisions of SB4 to proceed beyond the inquiry into immigration status permitted by Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia.  Specifically, the 5th Circuit permitted the SB4...

New I-9 Required on September 18, 2017

UPDATE:  Effective this week, employers must use the new version of Form I-9. Additional details on the updates to the I-9 can be found on the USCIS website. ** Today, USCIS published a new version of Form I-9 that takes effect immediately.  Although employers can...

Additional Green Card Interviews Upcoming

On August 28, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that additional interviews will be conducted for certain individuals pursuing permanent residency.  Until recently, USCIS waived interviews for most employment-based...

Large Electronic Device Carry-On Ban For Certain U.S.-Bound Flights

UPDATE:  The U.S. government has recently lifted the electronic device ban for several of the countries below.  In order to be considered for removal of the electronic device ban, airlines must demonstrate increased security checks.  The Department of Homeland...

Additional Vetting Procedures For Visas

UPDATE: On May 23, 2017, the OMB approved the Department of State’s proposal for additional vetting procedures.  The Department of State has implemented Form DS-5535 to assist in the data collection.  Although these procedures should apply only to those...