Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

USCIS Update On Biometrics Requirements

USCIS Update On Biometrics Requirements

USCIS (U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services) issued a Stakeholder Message on December 29, 2020, with an update on biometrics requirements in re...

Illinois Cannabis Expungements Don’t Benefit Immigration Applications

Illinois Cannabis Expungements Don’t Benefit Immigration Applications

On December 31, 2020, Illinois Governer J.B. Pritzer tweeted, I’m proud to announce that nearly 500,000 low-level cannabis-related records have been...

Pandemic Ban On Green Cards Extended Through March 31

Pandemic Ban On Green Cards Extended Through March 31

On Thursday, December 30, President Donald Trump extended temporary bans on issuing Green Cards and work visas through March 31, 2021. The original ex...

Guest Worker Visa Restrictions Extended Through March

Guest Worker Visa Restrictions Extended Through March

On December 30 President Trump extended an executive order that temporarily adds new immigration restrictions on guest workers during the COVID pandem...

What Happens During an I-9 Audit?

What Happens During an I-9 Audit?

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their employees and crea...

Loopholes Closed in Chicago’s Welcoming City Ordinance

Loopholes Closed in Chicago’s Welcoming City Ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed changes to the city’s Welcoming City Ordinance that would end the Chicago Police Department’s limite...

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