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USCIS Revises Q&A re Jan. 8, 2010 Neufeld Memo on H-1B Employee-Employer Relationship

Questions & Answers: USCIS Issues Guidance Memorandum on Establishing the "Employee-Employer Relationship" in H-1B Petitions; Published Jan. 13, 2010; revised Aug. 2, 2011 and March 12, 2012.

Fact Sheet: Beyond the Border Facilitating Travel at the United States - Canada Border

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USCIS Improves Processing for Naturalization and Citizenship Forms

Notes from New Jersey AILA Chapter Meeting 1/26/2010

When Breaking The Bank Breaks Your Visa

METRO NY IMMIGRATION LAW OFFICE FINDS ITS PLACE IN MYSPACE: Electronic Marketing in the 21st Century

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Employment Discrimination

Discrimination among employees by an employer is not automatically illegal. An employer may legally discriminate among employees on the basis of their performance, attitude, and even personality. Discrimination is illegal, however, when it is based on an employee's membership in a "protected class." Protected categories include race, sex, national origin, religion, age, and disability.

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What Should an Employer Keep in Mind When Firing an Employee?

One of the most difficult decisions an employer may be faced with is determining when to fire an employee. If employers do not handle the termination process professionally and legally, they may face lawsuits for wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination and defamation, among others. Below are some useful tips for employers to follow when making the difficult decision to terminate an employee.

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Immigration Law Case Summaries

[12/19] US v. Alvarado-Pineda
Conviction of defendant (a Mexican national) for illegal reentry is affirmed, where: 1) defendant’s conviction of second-degree robbery under section 9A.56.190 of the Revised Code of Washington is a “theft offense,” and such a conviction, accompanied by a sentence of imprisonment of at least one year, qualifies as an aggravated felony under 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(43)(G); and 2) because defendant’s aggravated felony conviction renders him ineligible for relief from his underlying removal orders, he suffered no prejudice from any procedural defects that may have occurred in the removal proceedings.

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