Residency Requirements for Naturalization

What are the residency requirements for naturalization? In order to meet the residency requirement for naturalization, an applicant must maintain documents to show that the U.S. is his “principal, actual dwelling place.” Specifically, an individual must show that he or she has “resided continuously, after being lawfully admitted for permanent residence, within the United States […]

Supreme Court Prevents DACA Termination

Supreme Court Prevents DACA Termination Today, the Supreme Court sided with recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Chief Justice Roberts wrote for the 5-4 majority saying that the Trump Administration’s 2017 DACA rescission was “arbitrary and capricious” and “must be vacated.” The Court’s majority agreed with the arguments of injured DACA […]

Travel Alert after EO

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order stating “I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry […]

H-1B Alternatives Webinar

JOIN US IN OUR WEBINAR ON H-1B ALTERNATIVES RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY Register Now Another year, another H cap season over. Is your company looking for H-1B alternatives? On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, join us as we will hold a webinar to discuss alternative visas including: B-1 Business Visitor L-1 Intracompany Transferee E Treaty Visa […]

I-9 Compliance at East West Bank Seminar

Harry Gee, Daniel Zhang, and Patrick O’Rourke recently gave a presentation on Immigration Options and I-9 Compliance with East West Bank. If you could not make it, check out the photograph and presentation below. Feel free to subscribe to our email list and we will invite you to the next one!  

How to get a receipt at the Social Security office to present to an employer for Employment Verification (Form I-9) purposes?

After the SSA stopped issuing the detailed SSN printouts, also called numidents, some have reported problems in obtaining evidence for Employment Verification (Form I-9) purposes. The SSA has clarified in an email that it is still their policy that they will continue to issue those simple receipts. As stated in the email “If you request […]

New Executive Order on Immigration Will Affect Both Individuals and Businesses

The DHS has issued official directives that policies and regulations be made based on President Obama’s executive order on immigration that will affect both individuals and businesses. For individuals, the DHS has stated that they should begin accepting applications for “deferred action” within 90 days of November 20, 2014 for certain childhood arrivals and within […]