Tag: department of homeland security

Homeland Security Announces Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced last week a temporary protected status ("TPS") for Haitian nationals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010.  The temporary status  will allow eligible Haitian nationals to continue living and working in the United States for the next 18 months.  "Providing a temporary refuge for Haitian nationals who … Continue Reading

Another Day, Another E-Verify Delay

It seems like just a couple days ago that we reported that implementation of the E-Verify System was delayed until June 30.  Actually, it was a couple days ago.  Well, you can forget that; the The Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that it will delay mandatory use of E-Verify, this … Continue Reading

Proposed Law Would Suspend Federal Contractors that Employ Unauthorized Aliens

Federal contractors take note:  a new bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives aims to suspend or debar contractors found to employ unauthorized aliens.  The bill, the Border Control and Accountability Act (H.R. 1668), was introduced by Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Florida) earlier this year.  The bill also would prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from contracting with companies … Continue Reading

E-Verify Delayed Yet Again!

Still another delay for implementation of the mandatory E-Verify system for federal contractors. The Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced for a third time that it will delay mandatory use of E-Verify, this time until June 30, 2009.  Click here to read the USCIS’s press release on the delay.  Click here for the … Continue Reading

E-Verify Delayed (Again) Until May 21

Another delay for implementation of the mandatory E-Verify system:  The Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that it will delay mandatory use of E-Verify until May 21, 2009.  Click here to read DHS’s press release.  Why the delay?  The Obama Administration wants additional time to review this and other rules that … Continue Reading

Homeland Security Issues Final Supplemental “No-Match” Rule

Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a supplemental final rule regarding employers’ obligations upon receiving a "no match" letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  (A "no match" letter states that an employee’s reported Social Security number appears invalid).  The final rule is identical to the department’s previous rule, which was blocked from implementation by a California … Continue Reading
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