Dept of Labor Seeks Comment on Permanent Labor Cert Process

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The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor is considering revisions to Schedule A of the permanent labor certification process. Interested parties are invited to provide input on this Request for Information (RFI) by February 20, 2024. Originally established in 1965 as an effort to address the workforce needs of employers, Schedule […]

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Accessing Most Medicaid & CHIP Benefits Will Not Affect Immigration Status

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On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule applicable to noncitizens who receive or wish to apply for benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and States that support low-income families and adults. The rule, which details how DHS will interpret the […]

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DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID‑19. This temporary guidance was set to expire April 30, 2022. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID‑19, DHS has extended the Form I‑9 […]

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DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID‑19. This temporary guidance was set to expire April 30, 2022. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID‑19, DHS has extended the Form I‑9 […]

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DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID‑19. This temporary guidance was set to expire April 30, 2022. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID‑19, DHS has extended the Form […]

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New Bill Addresses Nation’s Shortage of Nurses, Doctors

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Bipartisan legislation introduced in the United States Senate would address America’s shortage of doctors and nurses by “recapturing” visas for thousands of foreign-born trained health care workers. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act recaptures unused visas for nurses, doctors, and their families from previous years and expempts those visas from existing country caps on immigration. In […]

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Biden Orders Review of Trump Admin Public Charge Rule

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President Biden announced on Tueday, February 2, an executive order directing federal agencies to review the previous administration’s immigration policies, including the public charge rule, which was initially proposed by the Trump administration in September 2018 and finalized it August of 2019. Under the public charge rule the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded what criteria it considered to be a […]

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Biden Orders Review of Trump admin Public Charge Rule

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President Biden announced on Tueday, February 2, an executive order directing federal agencies to review the previous administration’s immigration policies, including the public charge rule, which was initially proposed by the Trump administration in September 2018 and finalized it August of 2019. Under the public charge rule the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded what criteria it considered to […]

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Fed Court Blocks Public Charge Regulation, Citing Pandemic

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A federal court has issued a temporary injunction that will in-effect block implementation of the public charge regulation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the injunction, as long as there is a public health emergency related to the pandemic, the regulation is barred from application, implementation, and enforcement. The public charge rule was initially proposed […]

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Supreme Court Clears Public Charge Rule, Possible Big Impact on Home-based Care

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On January 27, a sharply divided United States Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of the Trump administration to enforce a controversial rule that is likely to make it more difficult for poor immigrants to receive green cards. The Department of Homeland Security rule, better known as the “Public Charge,” will allow the federal government […]

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White House Proclamation on Immigrants Could Limit Home Care Workforce

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On Friday, October 4th, President Trump issued a Proclamation outlining new guidance for the handling of immigrant visa applications. Starting November 3, 2019 the new requirement will mandate that immigrant visa applications be rejected if the government determines the immigrant in question will not be able to afford health insurance or cover the cost of their […]

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