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Immigration updates from the government.

More Good News for California Immigrants

Following AB 60, a bill which authorizes undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s license in California, Governor +Jerry Brown today signed a series of bills that would enhance school, workplace and civil protections for California’s hardworking immigrants.Included in the list is AB

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Have a new foreign national hire who can’t obtain a Social Security Number because of the federal government shutdown? Wondering how to put your new hire on payroll?

Here's a helpful guide for employers handling new foreign national hires. Please also feel free to join our "Immigration Compliance for Employers" community (https://plus.google.com/u/2/communities/104731034467469713626?partnerid=gplp0) here on Google+ if your interested in the topic. Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law

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Immigration-Related Services Affected by the Shutdown

Following the Congress' failure to reach an agreement on a budget resolution before its Monday deadline, the government shutdown has officially begun — the first shutdown in 17 years. As a result several government agencies, providing immigration-related services, are impacted: USCIS Status:

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Immigration-Related Services Affected by the Shutdown

Following the Congress' failure to reach an agreement on a budget resolution before its Monday deadline, the government shutdown has officially begun — the first shutdown in 17 years. As a result several government agencies, providing immigration-related services, are impacted:

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Here's a tip for visa applicants from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi:

Tip from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi – they're more interested in your travel plans than your documents. Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law Here's a tip for visa applicants from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi: "We

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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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