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  • Type: News
    Post date: Sep 22nd 2020
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    Published by : The Economic Times - Date: September 22, 2020  

    Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv on the article:

    Rajiv Khanna, Managing Partner at Immigration.com, said the wages are set according to the person’s experience level and that over the last years there have been calls to raise the minimum level from 1 to 2.


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  • Type: News
    Post date: Sep 21st 2020
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    Release Date 
    09/18/2020

     

    On Sept. 18, USCIS updated the policy guidance concerning residency requirements under section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to comply with the requirements of the recently enacted Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act.

    Under the new law, a child born outside of the United States acquires automatic citizenship under INA 320, even if the child is residing outside the United States, in cases where the child is a lawful permanent resident (LPR) and is in the legal and physical custody of his or her U.S. citizen parent who is:

    • Stationed and residing outside of the United States as a member of the U.S. armed forces;  
    • Stationed and residing outside of the United States as an employee of the U.S. government; or
    • The spouse residing outside the United States in marital union with a U.S. armed forces member or U.S. government employee who is stationed outside of the United States.

    Additionally, the child must meet all generally applicable requirements for automatic acquisition of citizenship, except the residence requirement, under INA 320(a) and (b). In cases involving members of the U.S. armed forces, the child and the U.S. citizen parent (if the U.S. citizen parent is the spouse of the armed forces member) must be authorized to accompany and reside abroad with the armed forces member pursuant to the member's official orders.

    In August 2019, USCIS issued policy guidance to align with existing State Department policy and federal law. The new law reverses this prior policy change.

    As of March 26, 2020, U.S. citizen parents who are military or U.S. government employees or spouses of military or U.S. government employees, and are stationed outside the United States, can file Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, for children residing outside the United States because their children, if eligible under the new INA 320(c), are exempt from the requirement to be residing in the United States. Upon meeting the requirements and traveling to the United States to complete the process, the child will obtain a Certificate of Citizenship.

    This change applies to eligible children who were under the age of 18 on March 26, 2020. 

    For more information, read the updated guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual.

  • Type: Audio and Video
    Post date: Sep 21st 2020
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  • Type: Guestbook Entry
    Post date: Sep 20th 2020
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  • Type: News
    Post date: Sep 18th 2020
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    Employers are not held liable for any erroneous attestations an employee makes in Section 1 of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Rather, you must ensure that the employee checks only one box to complete Section 1. To ensure employees can complete Section 1 accurately, you must provide them with the entire Form I-9, including the Instructions for completing the form.

    You must not treat individuals differently because of their selected or perceived citizenship, immigration status or national origin.

    You should never demand that employees select a specific attestation nor should you ask for or demand documents for completion of Section 1. Additionally, when completing Section 2 of Form I-9, you should never ask or require employees to show specific documents because of their national origin, ethnicity, immigration or citizenship status, race, color, religion, age, gender or disability, or because of any other protected characteristic.

    Employees who feel that their employer has violated any anti-discrimination provisions may contact the Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for assistance or to file a complaint.