Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: General

Obama Administration Moves Forward With Executive Actions

On July 15, 2015, the White House announced progress and next steps in an effort begun in November 2014 to address problems in the U.S. immigration system through a series of executive actions. The next steps in this effort are summarized in a new report, “Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st… Read More

Your Visa Has Been Approved: How to Get a Driver’s License

If you have a recently approved visa you may wish to apply for a Driver’s License. As a non-immigrant you are eligible to apply for a state Driver’s License or State ID card. Each state has their own regulations, however, so you should familiarize yourself with your specific state’s policies. This information can be found… Read More

Will Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration be Defunded? – Congress Passes New Appropriations Bill

In an extended session over the weekend, Congress narrowly passed a bill that will fund the majority of the government until the end of the fiscal year in September 2015. However, Congress has placed riders in the bill limiting the funding for the Department of Homeland Security until the end of February 2015. The Department… Read More

DHS Travel Restrictions to Prevent Spread of Ebola

In October, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented restrictions for travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the three West African countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak.  DHS announced that all U.S. ports of entry will have more screenings and added protective measures for individuals who were present in those three countries in… Read More

Does Your Business Have an Immigration Compliance Plan?

 As the year end approaches, companies should take this time to review their immigration  policies or develop consistent immigration policies. It may be difficult for many employers  to keep up with and ensure compliance with all the ever-changing regulations and laws  pertaining to the hiring and employment verification of employees. As the government  continues to… Read More