Monthly Archives: April 2010

USCIS Issued A Revised FAQ on Federal Contractors and E-Verify

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In April 2010, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) issued a revised Frequently Asked Questions on Federal Contractors and E-Verify. The FAQ addresses what Federal contracts are impacted by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), what employees are impacted by FAR, information regarding the initiation of E-Verify inquiries, how the rule impacts subcontractors and more.

E-Verify is a free, Internet-based system operated by USCIS in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).  It allows employers to verify the employment authorization of newly hired employees.  Based on the information provided by the employee on his or her Form I-9, E-Verify checks this information electronically against records contained in USCIS and SSA databases.

Removing Conditional Status While Divorce is not Finalized

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Conditional resident aliens are required to file a Form I-751 within 90 days before the second anniversary of the date on which the alien obtained permanent resident. If the marriage is terminated by divorce, the resident alien can file a waiver of the joint petition requirement. However, if the divorce is filed but not finalized…Continue Reading

Traveling Outside the U.S. as an Asylum Applicant, an Asylee or a Lawful Permanent Resident Who Obtained Such Status Based on Asylum Status

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USCIS on January 4, 2007 issued a “fact sheet” regarding traveling outside the U.S. as an asylum applicants, asylees, and lawful permanent residents who obtained such status based on their asylum status. Those people are subject to special rules. For an asylum applicant, if he leaves the U.S. without first obtaining advanced parole, he will…Continue Reading