ImmiLETTER Vol. II – Issue 9 : September 1, 2007

ICE Updates No-Match Letter Rules
Ramification for Employers
In keeping with the ongoing trend for tougher workplace enforcements, the new final rule issued by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) concerning the “No-Match” will be a test for employers who are employing legal immigrants in US. The regulation lays down new safe-harbor time frames for employers to act on a No-Match Letter.

In the face of growing concerns regarding visa fraud, the new rule regarding No-Match Letter, which goes into effect sometime in September 2007, will make it tougher for the law breakers by laying the burden of responsibility on the Employer.

Challenges in Attracting International Students to the US
From GAO Report Released on June 2007
A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29th 2007 has raised several issues regarding the current Immigration Policy of the U.S. Government and how is affecting the country’s foreign education program and competitiveness.

Majority of participants in the forum indicated that it’s high time for the United States to develop a nation-wide system for recruitment and also change its Immigration system and policies to make it easier to secure and renew visas for foreign students.

Headlines
  • September 2007 Visa Bulletin Updated
  • October 2007 Employment-based Cut-off Dates Projected
  • USCIS Received over 300,000 I-485 Applications

  • September 2007 Visa Bulletin

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