Category Archives: Immigration Hot Topics

Immigration Law Changes Will Benefit Agriculture Based Industries

The New York’s Farm Bureau reports that fruit and vegetable growers and dairy farmers have been suffering from a shortage of agricultural labor. “Vineyards and orchards had crops left on the vine or fruit left on the tree because of … Continue reading

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Twitter can help you plan your road trip!

Road trips can be fun when you travel with friends and family, but there are always times during every road trip where you can find yourself thinking “I wish I were on a plane” One of the most frustrating things … Continue reading

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How Immigration Reforms Affect Business Owners

Business owners want to know how the 2013 immigration reforms will affect business. Let’s look at some of the issues and how they will trickle down to middle America and small business, especially high tech start-ups, restaurants and agribusinesses (wineries … Continue reading

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Retaining Form I-9

Employers are required to retain the page of the form on which the employer and the employee enter data. While some employers keep copies of the ID documents provided for verification of status, it is not a requirement to keep/store copies … Continue reading

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How to store your Form I-9

There is no specific requirement or guideline for how to store Form I-9; however, the USCIS has recommended that employers ensure adequate safeguards are put in place to protect the highly sensitive and personal information contained in the completed Forms … Continue reading

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All companies must comply with I-9 requirements

You may not think that you need to worry about immigration paperwork for your company. After all, you may be a small local company, you hire family members or people you know for a fact to be born and raised … Continue reading

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Immigration and Will Drafting

Immigration is a very broad topic that affects all aspects of one’s life. One area that many don’t think about is their estate planning. While it may be common knowledge that when a non-resident alien or (even a resident alien … Continue reading

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Bringing your alcohol stock over the border when you move

You are moving to the US and you are certain you have thought of everything. You have your moving truck, furniture, clothes, and all your travel documents. Many think about all the essentials and even understand the required claim form … Continue reading

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Are you hiring undocumented workers?

Regardless of the industry you are in, making sure your business is employing people who are authorized to work in the US is a big concern and has become a hot topic in the recent months. The New York Times … Continue reading

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Traffic tickets lead to deportation for illegal aliens

U.S. Immigration has announced a priority effort on immigration enforcement. This has resulted in significantly more deportations for criminal infractions. In fact, the fiscal year 2012 target of 210,000 was exceeded by 15,390 as the total number of ICE deportations … Continue reading

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