The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can search information contained in digital devices, but these searches only apply to “information that is physically resident on the device during a CBP inspection”. According to a 06/20/2017 statement by a senior CBP administrator, they do not...

On August 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") formally notified the public that it intends to change Form ETA 9035. Form ETA 9035 is the Labor Condition Application that U.S. employers must file before seeking a temporary work visa for a professional worker...

Persons applying for U.S. visitor visas or work visas may have to undergo further screening by government agencies, focused on their social media history. In this article, we report on steps taken by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) during 2016...

On 7/20/17, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615). The proposed bill seeks to provide legal status to young people who were brought to the United States as children and grew up this country. Such children...

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") released an updated version of Form I-9. Form I-9 is the key form used by U.S. employers to verify that an employee is authorized to work in the United States. The new version of Form...

In late June, following an order by the United States Supreme Court, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State issued guidance regarding the enforcement of Executive Order 13780. Under this Order, certain nationals of Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen will be...