On November 10, 2021, a settlement was issued in a case against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that will now permit nonimmigrant H-4 and L-2 spouses to have automatic extensions of their Employment Authorization Documents (“EAD”) due to lengthy delays in processing by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). This settlement also will lead to dependents of L and E foreign nationals having work authorization incidents to their status.

Earlier this year a class action lawsuit was brought
Continue Reading Good News for Employers and Their Foreign National Workers on H-4 EAD and L-2 EAD

That is the subject of today’s Immigration Professors’ blog post, which reports that the 2nd Circuit recently addressed the issue and links to a lengthy article highlighting a split among the circuits.  Apparently, the 4th, 5th, and 8th Circuits hold that undocumented immigrants are not included in “the people” of the Second Amendment.
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Back in March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new temporary process to allow some employers to temporarily complete the Form I-9 process remotely for new hires during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Temporary Authorization lets employers complete Section 2 of Form I-9 by remotely reviewing the new hire’s identity and employment eligibility documents. DHS originally extended this Temporary Authorization until May 2020; however, because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, DHS has continued to extend the Temporary
Continue Reading Temporary Authorization to Complete Form I-9s Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic Extended