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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To avoid providing outdated or inaccurate information and depriving an employee with limited English proficiency (LEP) from understanding the accuracy of information on the form, the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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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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OSC Guidance

General contractors requiring subcontractor's employees to present original I-9 documentation could present a number of problems. "If a general contractor were to ask an employee of a subcontractor to produce such documents a second time, this could present a number

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CBP Expands Global Entry Eligibility

Great news that CBP has expanded its Global Entry program to include frequent travelers from the UK, Germany, Qatar and Korea! Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law CBP Expands Global Entry Eligibility Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and

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September 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out

Some good news for those of you with EB-3 priority dates. The Department of State's September Visa Bulletin shows a forward movement of 18 months except for EB-3 India and the Philippines. Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law September

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