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The Global Workforce: Capitalizing On Pending Immigration Reform?

As Congress continues to debate immigration reform, much of the focus in the coming weeks will likely be on provisions regarding a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and increased security along the southern United States border. 

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Immigration: Success Story: Is It Unauthorized Employment to Run a Business?

carlchusterman.jpgOne day, a very nervous Chinese man walked into my office.  He had been arrested by the Immigration Service and was now in deportation proceedings before an Immigration Judge.

What was his offense?  Running a business!  Not exactly a crime, yet lawyer after lawyer had advised him that it was illegal to run a business as an F-2 dependent of a student visaholder.

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7 Immigration Facts And Myths

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Myth: Immigration into the United States is bad for American workers. 
Fact: Bad immigration policy, not immigration in and of itself, hurts American workers

Many studies have determined that immigration does not negatively affect American workers, and several have found that immigration actually has a positive net effect for many native-born workers.

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Make Sure to Comply With Immigration Anti-Discrimination Laws

carlchustermanMost professional recruiters today are no doubt aware that knowingly hiring or continuing to employ undocumented workers is a violation of U.S. immigration law. Violators can be assessed considerable fines and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

 

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USCIS Launches Online Immigration System, USCIS ELIS

INSU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today launched the first phase of its electronic immigration benefits system, known USCIS ELIS. The system has been created to modernize the process for filing and adjudicating immigration benefits. 

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