Miller Mayer immigration attorney Carolyn Lee wrote an article summarizing and analyzing USCIS’s new EB-5 regional center audit process as announced in March 2017. The audits will consist of the predictable, based on regional center filings on record with USCIS, as well as the unpredictable, based on deeper dives into the filings and project updates as well as questions based on USCIS research outside the record. The article was published on National Law Review at http://www.natlawreview.com/article/uscis-announces-launch-eb-5-regional-center-compliance-audit-program and is also re-posted on Miller Mayer EB-5 Observer at https://millermayer.com/2017/uscis-announces-launch-eb-5-regional-center-compliance-audit-program/.
David Wilks authored an op-ed on immigration titled “My view: Immigration is a Human Issue.” It was published by the Deseret News on March 22. You can read the full article here: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865676155/My-view-Immigration-is-a-human-issue.html. An updated E-Verify handbook for employers is now available. The handbook gives employers detailed guidance for completing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and reflects revisions to the latest I-9 edition dated 11/14/2016. The latest handbook is at https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/m-274.pdf. A table of changes to the handbook is at https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Verification/E-Verify/E-Verify_Native_Documents/E-Verify%20Manuals%20and%20Guides/M-274TableofChanges.pdf. The latest E-Verify webinar schedule from USCIS is available at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar.
Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr edited the latest edition of the Global Business Immigration Practice Guide, released by LexisNexis. Updated annually, the book is a one-stop resource for dealing with questions related to business immigration issues in immigration hotspots around the world.
The latest edition adds chapters on Malta and Romania. Other chapters cover Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, the European Union, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr has co-authored the J Visa Guidebook, released by LexisNexis. Updated annually, the J Visa Guidebook is a convenient, two-volume, softbound guide to help J program sponsors, employers, and J visa holders comply with ever-changing J visa program requirements.
How to safeguard your data from searches at the border is the topic of several recent articles and blogs. See, for example, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/technology/personaltech/crossing-the-border-heres-how-to-safeguard-your-data-from-searches.html and https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/can-border-agents-search-your-electronic-devices-its-complicated. Airport Lawyer is a free Web app that is intended to help ensure that immigrants are treated fairly at airports. Arrivals information can be securely passed along to large groups of volunteer attorneys who have been organized to monitor arrivals. See https://www.airportlawyer.org/. Listings and links to cases challenging executive orders, and related available pleadings, are available at https://lawfareblog.com/litigation-documents-resources-related-trump-executive-order-immigration.