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Garrett Steck has experience in managing cases and representing multinational corporations, small businesses, and individual clients before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Department of State, and the US Department of Labor.

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it reached a settlement with an agricultural company located in California. The settlement concludes an investigation into whether the company discriminated against workers based on their legal status in violation of the
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European MapBy 2021, Americans traveling to a European Schengen zone country must register with the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) prior to travel. This new border control security system developed by the European Commission is designed to strengthen the external borders of the European Union.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Department) recently issued a notice proposing to terminate the international entrepreneur parole program (IE Program) in accordance with Executive Order 13767, entitled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, because the IE Program represents an overly broad interpretation of the Department’s parole authority, lacks sufficient protections for U.S. workers and investors, and is not the appropriate vehicle for attracting and retaining talented international entrepreneurs.
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picture of new I-9 Form as of July 17, 2017Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The Form I-9 is used by employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of all new hires. The new
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that it redesigned the Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) and the Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) as part of its Next Generation Secure Identification Document Program. The redesigned credentials utilize enhanced graphics and
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On August 31, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed new regulatory provisions that may benefit international entrepreneurs. The proposed rule would allow DHS to use its existing discretionary parole authority to temporarily admit international entrepreneurs of start-up entities,
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