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Automatic Extension Period Increased for Green Card Validity As of September 26, 2022, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) began automatically extending the validity of expired Permanent Resident Cards (i.e., green cards) from 12 to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who have timely and properly filed an application to renew an expiring or

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Update

Per the recent data released by the agency, ICE currently holds the record 55,185 individuals in its custody. Contrary to the popular belief, significant increase in the number of detainees is due, mostly, to prolonged detentions vs. border apprehensions. The average length of stay in detention is currently 46 days. These extended detentions drain ICE’s

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Immigration Enforcement News

With the ongoing debates regarding the border wall construction and mass deportations of illegal aliens, many have forgotten of the infamous ‘silent raids’ which have not slowed down with the current administration in Washington. These raids do not involve immigration agents’ search of company facilities and arrests ‘on the spot.’ Rather, businesses are served Notices

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Company Audits

Company Audits: Following the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) five-day targeted operation in the Los Angeles area, the government served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses and arrested 212 individuals for violating federal immigration laws. An additional 77 NOIs were served to businesses in northern California. A NOI alerts businesses that ICE is going

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ICE News

ICE’s increased enforcement efforts and, specifically, a six-week nationwide gang pursuit operation resulted in 1,378 arrests. Only 3 of the arrested were beneficiaries of the President Obama-initiated Deferred Adjudication of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The government has concluded an investigation that resulted in sentencing of Ms. Rosa Cingari to 12 years and 7 months in

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Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Case

Following investigation and resulting charges, Asplundh Tree Expert Co. pled guilty to hiring undocumented immigrants and will pay $95 million in criminal forfeiture and civil penalties, which amounts to the largest fine ever assessed in a single immigration case. The government alleged that the higher level management of the company “remained willfully blind” to the

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I-9 Compliance

Timely and consistent I-9 compliance which is frequently referenced to on this blog and multiple other immigration resources, acquired new significance for a small staffing company in Minnesota. Upon receipt of a Notice of Inspection (NOI) requiring to present all of its I-9 forms for current and former employees, the business turned over a number