Understanding the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa

An often underutilized visa option for companies seeking to participate in the development of foreign professional talent is the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.  The Exchange Visitor Program is carried out pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, and it is designed to promote the interchange of ...Read More

New Passport Requirement for U.S. Citizens Traveling in North and South America

New Passport Requirement for U.S. Citizens Traveling in North and South AmericaThe U.S. State Department had previously announced that as of January 8, 2007, U.S. citizens traveling by air between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will now be required to ...Read More

DHS to Announce Rules: Employers Who Use False Social Security Numbers

DHS to Announce Rules: Employers Who Use False Social Security NumbersDepartment of Homeland Security plans to announce a new set of rules which will require employers to fire workers who use false Social Security numbers.In an effort to crack down on the numbers of employers who hire illegal immigrants ...Read More

New Passport Requirement

The Department of Homeland Security and Department of State recently issued a reminder that as of January 31, 2008, all adult travelers (including previously exempt citizens of the United States, Canada and Bermuda) are required to present proof of citizenship and proof of identity when arriving to the United States by land ...Read More

Social Security Number "NO-MATCH" Regulation

Social Security Number “NO-MATCH” Regulation Halted by Federal JudgeOn August 31, 2007, U.S. District Court Judge Maxine Chesney issued an order temporarily blocking implementation of DHS Immigration Customs and Enforcement regulation on the legal obligations of an employer when it receives a “no-match letter” from the Social Security Administration.On October 11, 2007 ...Read More

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The advice and guidance I received from Attorney Michael Wildes was superb. He brought tears to the eyes of my clients because it facilitated them getting their children here from Ethiopia....

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