December 2012

The Associated Press reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached its highest number yet of companies audited for illegal immigrants on their payrolls this past fiscal year.Audits of employer I-9 forms increased from 250 in fiscal year 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2012. From fiscal years 2009...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a press release stating that Director John Morton today announced the agency's fiscal year (FY) 2012 year-end removal numbers, highlighting trends that underscore the administration's focus on removing from the country convicted criminals and other individuals that fall into priority...

The Los Angeles Times reported that Senior White House advisors plan to launch a social media blitz in January, and expect to tap the same organizations and unions that helped get a record number of Latino voters to reelect the president.Cabinet secretaries are preparing to...

The usual path foreign students take to settle in the US after graduation is obtaining an Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) work authorization and thereafter changing nonimmigrant status from F-1 student to H-1B specialty occupation.  Once in H-1B status lawful permanent resident status is generally pursued...

The Associated Press reported that the Obama administration’s top immigration official says his agency is working to attract and keep more foreign-born high-tech entrepreneurs who are seeking to start companies in the U.S., a move he hopes will help the nation retain its edge in...