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Homeland Security Requires E-Verify for Federal Contractors

June 10, 2008
Companies doing business with the government would have to use the electronic system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Social Security Administration to prove each person they hire for a contract and each employee who works on it is legal. It’s unclear when the directive goes into effect.
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Suit Filed Over Rule on Foreign Students

June 2, 2008
New regulations that extend the on-the-job training period for foreign students with science, technology, engineering or mathematics degrees from 12 month to 29 months are said to amount to an end run around the limits of the H-1B program and harm American workers.
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A Business Sparked by the Online I-9

April 17, 2008
The recently revised version of the employment eligibility verification form can be completed and stored electronically, and that change has given rise to a new service: Web-based paperless I-9 compliance. Vendors say they can help client companies fill out and store the forms more accurately, efficiently and safely than they could by themselves.
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The Immigration Squeeze

April 17, 2008
Not only is a complete overhaul of immigration law a remote possibility in 2008, but prospects are dim for narrow legislation that would address employers’ specific needs for both high-skill and low-skill workers.
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