Buncha Stuff….some good, some scary…

…GOOD GRIEF what have I gotten myself into?  Here I am thinking this blog will be a nice little writing outlet but a hyper-caffeinated Chertoff and minions have me playing Headline News…here's the latest from that wacky cast of characters in your national capitol…

USCIS announced today that on June 16, 2008, it will begin
accepting Premium Processing Service requests for Forms I-140 (Immigrant
Petition for Alien Worker) filed on behalf of certain alien workers who are
nearing the end of their sixth year in H-1B nonimmigrant status.  I know a lot of good folks who will smile at that one. (-:

-The Washington Times yesterday FINALLY relayed the news of the federal contractor mandate with E-Verify days after your faithful immigration bloodhound reported it.  Am I cool or what?  I outscooped a Washington newspaper on something that happened in Washington…while sitting in Gainesville. Gotta love the Internet.

-This is actually from March guys but I don't think I read it before and if I did I didn't report it:  Chertoff — who has in my book evolved into one of those people known by a single name (e.g., Nosferatu, Godzilla, Prince, Nostradamus, etc.) — let it be known that fines for violating federal immigration laws would increase by "nearly 25%".  That means that the maximum civil penalty is going from $11,000 to $16,000 for multiple violations.

Suggestion:  CALL ME.  We can get your small-midsize company audit ready for less than the five grand increase in the penalty!