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Immigration Compliance Group focuses its practice on US and Canadian inbound business immigration and corporate employment eligibility compliance (I-9 audits, training, consulting and policy development). Our team has a depth of experience in providing uniquely tailored services and solutions to assist our clients in accomplishing their immigration related objectives.

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CEO gives $1 million to Help Undocumented Students Pay for College

In a move likely to spark debate, a Charlotte-area CEO has given $1 million to launch a nonprofit that will help the undocumented children of immigrants pay for college in the United States...

Why can't we get an Increase in STEM Visas from Congress?

A Republican bill to provide permanent resident visas for foreigners who graduate from American universities with advanced degrees in science and technology failed to pass the House, a setback for technology companies that had strongly supported it.

Why is a bill about foreign STEM graduates really about the bigger picture of our legal immigration flow? Because Lamar Smith (R-Tex) has chosen to condition the creation of 50,000 new visas for STEM graduates on the elimination of the diversity visa, a program that not coincidentally makes 50,000 visas available annually to people from countries like Africa with traditionally low levels of migration to the U.S.

Microsoft says It's Time for a National Talent Strategy in the USA

What skills do workers need in order to fill the 3.2 million unfilled jobs in America today? Increasingly, the answer is better education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM for short.

USCIS Systematically Undercounting H-1B Cap Usage

Reported by Greg Siskind, 09/21/2012

Attorney David Rubman in Chicago, Illinois shared an answer to a Freedom of Information Act request which definitively shows that USCIS has been undercounting H-1B usage by nearly 15% over the last five years. Approximately 45,000 too few H-1Bs have been approved between fiscal year 2008 and 2012. How will USCIS respond to this?

NEWS: DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

ICE Director John Morton Kills the TRUST Act in California

In order to stop the California TRUST Act which had gained widespread support, Immigration Customs Enforcement's Director John Morton went as far as to blackmail the Governor of California into vetoing the TRUST Act

For more - Related Article: Mistrust in CA

Out In Left Field: CA Needs H2-A Ag-Worker Overhaul

An estimated 75 percent of California's agricultural workforce is foreign-born, primarily in Mexico, and about half the workers are believed to be unauthorized under current immigration laws.

L.A. to Consider Multi-Use Library Cards for Illegal Immigrants

The cards, under study now, would provide a form of identification for those without driver's licenses and could be used to open bank accounts, transfer funds and access cash...

Wondering how your Senators and Representatives are Voting?

1 in 8 People in the United States is an Immigrant

Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians constitute large and growing shares of the U.S. workforce, tax base, business community, and electorate. Immigrants (the foreign-born) account for 1 out of every 8 people in the United States, and 1 out of every 7 workers

Economic Advantages of Citizenship

Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen has many benefits citizens can vote and run for public office, bring family members to the U.S., hold certain jobs reserved for citizens, and they are protected from deportation

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