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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: What You Need to Know When Hiring Foreign Workers

Business owners recruiting foreign workers have an important role in enforcing US immigration laws. The government considers employers of foreign hires as part of the immigration vetting process, making sure all workers are employed legally. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Employer’s Handbook details business owners’ obligation to confirm every worker’s work authorization with […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Trump Signs Travel Ban, Causing International Uproar

On Friday, President Trump signed his travel ban that bars refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the country for three months. Affected countries in the ban include Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia. When the order was signed, some travelers were en route to the US and could not […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

President Donald Trump, after vowing to enact tougher immigration laws during his campaign, appears to be following through on his promises. On Wednesday, the president signed two executive orders pertaining to U.S. immigration and border control. For 11 million undocumented immigrants across the country and their families, Trump’s campaign rhetoric has sparked feelings of fear […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Determining Refugee Status

Determining whether or not you can be recognized as a refugee by the United States can be confusing. It can complicate what is already a stressful situation. One thing that is important to remember is that anyone who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Does Form I-601 Waiver Ensure U.S. Entry?

The United States has a long history of immigration. Throughout its history, waves of immigrants seeking a better life have helped build the nation. Yet, as with most nations, the United States has guidelines in place which deny entry to some immigrants. However, if it can be proven that the guidelines should not apply, these […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: The DREAM Act

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM act is a legislative initiative intended to provide some security for undocumented minors living in the United States. First introduced as a bill in Congress by Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch in 2001, it has since failed passage multiple times. In June of 2012, President […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Recognize the Specific Job Challenges Immigrant Workers Face

Moving to a new country to find work and begin the next chapter of your life is never easy. Immigrants face the difficulties of integrating into a new culture, finding a safe, secure place to live, and securing work, often while learning a new language. For many individuals, finding and securing a stable, well-paying job […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: The Department of Labor Streamlines the H-2B Visa Process

In an effort to make the H-2B application process easier for employers, the Department of Labor (DOL) made changes to the process. The new procedures reduce the amount of paperwork required by employers to receive approval to hire temporary workers on H-2B visas. The primary goal of the process is for employers to prove they […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Surge in Cuban Immigration

President Obama announced in late 2014 that the United States would renew ties with Cuba, and since then the number of Cubans coming to the U.S. is on the rise. The United States now has an embassy in Havana and there is growing support for ending the trade embargo with Cuba. U.S. Customs and Border […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: New Provisional I-94 Program Available to Foreign Travelers

In an effort to simplify and streamline the I-94 process, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a provisional program allowing foreign travelers to apply and pay for their I-94 prior to their arrival. I-94 Forms are admission records for non-immigrant international travelers that serve as proof of their legal visitor status. By entering the […]

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