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- Employer's Use of the E-Verify System
Electronic verification is used for confirming the ability and authorization for a new hire to work within a company through employers using and implementing these systems in the company. While it may cause little impact to an employee that is already authorized to work within the United States, foreign citizens could find themselves greatly affected.
- How to Acquire Foreign Worker Certification
When someone lives in another country or wants to move there, it is important to acquire a foreign worker certification. For a person seeking work in the United States, this is obtained through the Department of Agriculture for laborers with farms and other locations and the Department of Labor for most other persons.
- How Long Does an I-601 Visa Take to Process?
Certain immigrants are considered “inadmissible,” which typically results in them being denied admission into the country or provides grounds to have them removed from the country. However, some immigrants can still be legally admitted to the country if they can have their grounds for inadmissibility waived through an I-601 application. The processing time for this type of immigration relief varies by applicant.
- Green Card Lottery in the U.S. – Selection and Appeals Process
The Visa selection and appeals process is in place for foreign citizens to become temporary and permanent residents and citizens of the United States. When the selection passes a person over or the Visa procedure does not accept someone for permanent residency, it is possible through the appeals process to change the outcome.
- Refugee Status – Can It Lead to Citizenship
People who leave their home country because of concern regarding their safety may be able to come to the United States. They may be able to receive legal immigration status. In some instances, refugee status may ultimately lead to citizenship.
- International Crimes and Extradition
When someone has been accused of a crime, he or she is usually provided the right of a fair trial. However, some of these situations involve extradition to his or her country of origin, and this could lead to complications in ensuring he or she has been punished in accordance with the international courts.
- Increase in Penalties for Employment Eligibility Form I-9 Violations
Increases in enforcement for the Immigration Reform and Control Act violations affect employees that work as non-home office workers. Many of these employees may or may not have signed an I-9, but when the federal government checks, these issues could lead to fines and other penalties when the worker has not filed the proper paperwork with the company.
- Asylum in the USA
U.S. immigration law includes protections for “asylees” and “refugees.” Before continuing, it is important to understand the similarities and differences between asylee and refugee status.
- Detention of Individuals Seeking Asylum in the UK
Persons that have fled their country or habitual residence are seeking asylum in the United Kingdom. Many of these individuals have been detained and stigmatized as possible criminals based on the behavior of fleeing and surrounding circumstances.
- Immigrating to Canada with a Criminal Record
For citizens from another country not native to Canada, it is possible that immigration is not possible when the individual has a criminal record. This is called criminally inadmissible, and each person is assessed based on the crime, the severity, restitution and behavior exhibited after the incident.