Tag Archives: USCIS

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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Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Citizenship through children

“Anchor babies” is a term that refers to children born in the U.S. with at least one parent who resides in the U.S. illegally. Federal laws grant citizenship to the child automatically and let the child sponsor his parents for … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Citizenship through marriage

Marrying a U.S. citizen is not a guarantee of permanent residency or citizenship. Marriage does not automatically transfer to permission to enter and reside in the U.S. After marriage, the U.S. citizenship spouse must petition for residency on behalf of … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Obstacles to the process

Critics reasonably argue that aliens need to apply for permission to enter the U.S. and wait their turn for approval. This argument is good in theory, but it does not point to the limitations imposed on aliens and their dependents … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration

Anyone who has had to deal with the U.S. immigration system understands that it is practically incomprehensible and far from perfect. Because immigration is such a hot topic in social, political and religious debate, it is hard to determine the … Continue reading

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Immigrant priority dates: when will my application be processed?

The biggest misconception with submitting an application with the USCIS is that processing begins immediately upon submission. In reality, even once the application has been accepted for review, the processing may not begin until months or even years after the … Continue reading

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