E-Verify Social Security Number Glitch

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services this week announced an “enhancement” to the E-Verify system that employers use to confirm that new employees have authorization to work in the United States. It has created more frustration than anything. The update to the system is to accept only an “Unrestricted Social Security Number” when entering the new […]

H-1B pre-registration launch uncertain

As a follow up to my November 30, 2018 post on the H-1B pre-registration system, there remains uncertainty whether the system will launch for next year’s cap season. USCIS still does not appear ready to go live with pre-registration early next year. Several stakeholder organizations also have written to USCIS urging the agency to publish […]

E-2 Visas Under the Microscope

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report on E-2 visas this month following a review of E-2 visa applications for fiscal years 2014-18. The two key takeaways are: (1) Inconsistency among U.S. consulates continues, and (2) It’s still better to apply for an E-2 visa abroad, rather than through USCIS in the United […]

Return of the Social Security Administration’s “No Match Letters”

Human Resources professionals who have been around a decade may remember the last batch of so-called “no match letters” that the Social Security Administration sent to employers to notify them that the Social Security Numbers they provided for employee withholdings did not match SSA records for those employees. The letters then directed employers to inquire […]