ARTICLE: 23 October 2017

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The High Price that Companies Face for Non-compliance with US Immigration Law
Written by Nita.icole Upadhye

You’re a UK business owner who just won a long-term contract in Los Angeles worth several million dollars, requiring you and your small team of highly skilled employees to move to the US to work closely with the new client.

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LEGAL UPDATE: 02 Oct 2017

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White House Expands US Entry Ban to 8 Countries

A Presidential Proclamation, titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats,” issued late Sunday, September 24, 2017, the White House announced its intent to expand the restriction of entry into the U.S. to eight (8) countries, to take effect October 18th, 2017.

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LEGAL UPDATE: 02 Oct 2017

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New Definition of “Misrepresentation” under US Immigration Law

As reported by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), on September 1, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) updated the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) with new guidance on the term “misrepresentation” for purposes of determining inadmissibility under INA §212(a)(6), which provides:

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LEGAL UPDATE: 08 Mar 2017

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ESTA - Visa Waiver Program

This is a notice to all ESTA travellers: 
It is important to know that if you obtain a new passport or change your name, gender or country of citizenship, you will be required to apply for a new ESTA travel authorization. This is also required if one of your answers to any of the VWP eligibility questions changes. The eligibility questions are as follows:

 

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ARTICLE: 03 Mar 2017

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Article from our guest blogger - Stephanie Oliver - US Tax Attorney

Choosing the Right Entity for E-2 Visa Business Investors 
Written by Stephanie Oliver - US Senior Tax Manager at Frank Hirth Plc

Aside from the tax differences, the main difference between an LLC and a corporation is the level of flexibility in management.

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LEGAL UPDATE: 20 Jan 2017

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USCIS PUBLISHED A REVISED VERSION OF FORM I-9, EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION

Effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to verify the identity and work eligibility of new employees.

 These are some of the changes in the new version:

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LEGAL UPDATE: 05 Jan 2017

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NATIONAL SECURITY ENTRY-EXIT REGISTRATION SYSTEM (NSEERS) PROGRAM DISMANTLED

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is removing outdated regulations relating to an obsolete special registration program for certain nonimmigrants (from Muslim-majority, Arab and South Asian countries) that require them to register their presence in the United States.

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