...GOOD GRIEF what have I gotten myself into? Here I am thinking this blog will be a nice little writing outlet but a hyper-caffeinated Chertoff and minions have me playing Headline News...here's the latest from that wacky cast of characters in your national capitol...
-USCIS announced today that on June 16, 2008, it will begin
accepting Premium Processing Service requests for Forms I-140 (Immigrant
Petition for Alien Worker) filed on behalf of certain alien workers who are
nearing the end of their sixth year in H-1B nonimmigrant status. I know a lot of good folks who will smile at that one. (-:
-The Washington Times yesterday FINALLY relayed the news of the federal contractor mandate with E-Verify days after your faithful immigration bloodhound reported it. Am I cool or what? I outscooped a Washington newspaper on something that happened in Washington...while sitting in Gainesville. Gotta love the Internet.
-This is actually from March guys but I don't think I read it before and if I did I didn't report it: Chertoff -- who has in my book evolved into one of those people known by a single name (e.g., Nosferatu, Godzilla, Prince, Nostradamus, etc.) -- let it be known that fines for violating federal immigration laws would increase by "nearly 25%". That means that the maximum civil penalty is going from $11,000 to $16,000 for multiple violations.
Suggestion: CALL ME. We can get your small-midsize company audit ready for less than the five grand increase in the penalty!