United States District Court Southern District of New York granted a preliminary injunction blocking USCIS from implementing the new public charge rule and the use of forms in connection with this rule pending the outcome of litigation challenging the legality of the rule itself.
USCIS has instructed employers to continue to use the current Form I-9 until further notice.
In April, USCIS announced that they were simply proposing an extension of the current Form I-9 with no new changes.
The U.S.Department of State has issued the following announcement which represents a significant change in the validity period for E visas for French citizens:
“Please note effective August 29, the reciprocity schedule for France will be revised for E visas.
There is legislation pending in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate which would eliminate the green card line for physicians born in India, once five years of service in a medically underserved area has been completed.
MK Shareholder Attorney Kimberley Best Robidoux recently sat down with NBC San Diego’s Danny Freeman to discuss the new scrutiny on employers’ compliance with the Employment Eligibility Verification requirements of the Form I-9.
The changes will include:
- Raising the minimum investment amount from $1M to $1.8M.
The State of Oregon has passed SB 370 which, effective January 1, 2020,will require that employers notify their employees of any notice of inspection by a federal agency of the records, forms and other documentation associated with the verification of identify and eligibility to work in the U.S.