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It’s that time of year again!

The 2015 Diversity Green Card Lottery program starts on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon (EDT) and ends on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon (EST). Here's our top 10 things you need to know about the program.

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October 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out

The Visa Bulletin for October 2013 shows minimal progress in the employment-based (EB) category. Priority dates for EB-3 Philippines advances to December 16, 2006 (2 weeks), EB-2 Mainland-Born advances to September 15, 2008 (5 weeks), while the rest remains the

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USCIS Relaunches Customer Identity Verification (CIV)

Originally scheduled to go live in May 2013, the Customer Identity Verification (CIV) program begins implementation on Monday, September 9, 2013. CIV is a new USCIS tool, which verifies the identity of customers through the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status

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It's not a good idea

Here's a recent OSC guidance for employers regarding pre-population of Section 1 of the Form I-9 with previously obtained information from the employee. Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law OSC Guidance on Pre-Population of Section 1 of the Form

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Legal Permanent Residents in CA May Soon Be Allowed to Serve as Jurors

Interesting update for permanent residents living in California. Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law Legal Permanent Residents in CA May Soon Be Allowed to Serve as Jurors AB 1401 (http://goo.gl/3lgWEY), a bill that could make California the first state

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Legal Permanent Residents in CA May Soon Be Allowed to Serve as Jurors

AB 1401 (http://goo.gl/3lgWEY), a bill that could make California the first state to allow “lawful permanent immigrants” to serve in the jury, clears the assembly floor (by a vote of 48-28), and heads to the Governor’s desk for signature.  

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OSC Guidance on Pre-Population of Section 1 of the Form I-9

To avoid providing outdated or inaccurate information and depriving an employee with limited English proficiency (LEP) from understanding the accuracy of information on the form, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) discourages employers from pre-populating section

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New resources to help protect immigrant crime victims

New resources to help protect immigrant crime victims.   DHS Releases New Training Materials for Law Enforcement | The White House  

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USCIS Warns Stakeholders of Recent Telephone Scams

Please beware of telephone scammers. Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law USCIS Warns Stakeholders of Recent Telephone Scams USCIS does not initiate a phone call to applicants for personal and any form of payment information. So if you get

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USCIS Warns Stakeholders of Recent Telephone Scams

USCIS does not initiate a phone call to applicants for personal and any form of payment information. So if you get an unexpected call like this, just say: NO THANK YOU! The Message: Dear Stakeholder, In recent weeks, U.S. Citizenship

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