Are you REALLY Ready for Tomorrow ?. Avalyn C. Langemeier 713.625.9232 [email protected] Executive and Legislative Updates: Immigration Reform Proposals. President Obama seeks immigration reform that will include: continued improvements to enforcement and border security;
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President Obama seeks immigration reform that will include:
continued improvements to enforcement and border security;
a path to "earned" legalization and citizenship;
bringing our legal immigration system into the twenty first century with less wait time; and
better retention of students seeking science and technology careers, and encouragement of investors.
“The time has come for common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform. The time is now. Now is the time. Now is the time. Now is the time.”
– President Obama’s remarks in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29, 2013.
Take Away: Get your company and Forms I-9 in order! Can hire more educated workers.
Presented January 28, 2013, by Senators Schumer (D-NY), McCain (R-AZ), Durbin (D-IL), Graham (R-SC), Menendez (D-NJ), Rubio (R-FL), Bennet (D-CO), and Flake (R-AZ).
Four Basic Legislative Pillars:
Take Away: Get your company and Form I-9s in order. Revisit staffing needs.
Introduced January 29, 2013, by Senators Hatch (R-UT), Klobuchar (D-MN), Rubio (R-FL), and Coons (D-DE).
1. H-1B Proposals:
Take Away: More staffing options for employers if more H-1Bs available.
Immigration Innovation (I2) Act of 2013 (cont.)
Be Careful What You Ask For
a. Enable recapture and roll-over of unused visas
b. Eliminate annual per-country limits for employment categories and adjust those for family categories
c. Exempt certain categories from the cap, such as persons with extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and professors, and dependents of employment-based cases
Take Away: Staffing could be impacted as more people have work authorization, but others’ permanent residence waiting time increases.
Take Away: Educated people added to workforce.
A New Form I-9: Be Prepared!
Significant Changes to the Form I-9: Section 1
Significant Changes to the Form I-9: Section 1 (cont.)
Significant Changes to the Form I-9: Section 2
Latest Updates: E-Verify Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification
Latest Updates: The SAVE Program
Take Away: More driver’s license issues for temporary workers, including those with pending permanent resident cases.
U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
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