Back to Top skip to main content
GandS U.S. Immigration Logo
May 3, 2019

U.S. Practice Director Interviews Frank Real, Forensic Auditor with Homeland Security Investigations at AILA Philadelphia April Dinner

Jonathan A. Grode

AILA PHL April Dinner 1 

On Thursday April 25th, U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode curated a conversation for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association as part of their April Chapter Dinner. The insightful, hour-long discussion conversation was between Jonathan and Mr. Frank Real, a Forensic Auditor at Homeland Security Investigations with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).

Over the course of their conversation, the two covered many topics related to the agency and its increasingly popularized role in U.S. Immigration. Of particular note, the topics of agency enforcement priorities, increased visibility under the Trump administration, and best practices for Form I-9 investigations were highlighted, among other key insights.

The main takeaway was the increased governmental emphasis on enforcement, with more resources being earmarked for Form I-9 investigations, designed to encourage strict compliance. We have been covering this trend for some time, in the variety of forms that it has taken. Employers and individuals alike would be well served to ensure that they have a robust policy in place to deal with such an investigation, should they be faced with it.

For assistance with ICE and I-9 related issues, contact us. Green and Spiegel has the knowledge and experience to help employers respond effectively to these investigations.

Related Team

Jonathan Grode

Jonathan A. Grode

215-395-8959

215-395-8959

email Jonathan

Philadelphia (US Headquarters)
Providence (New England)

Full Biography

Jonathan A. Grode

Recent Blogs

Dec 03, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has Changed the Rules for Air Travel to the U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a significant role in forming, publishing, and enforcing U.S. pandemic policy. Due to the Omicron Variant of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the CDC has made some significant changes to the COVID-19 protocols and requirements for air travel. These changes went into effect on Thursday, December 2, 2021 and will continue until the Biden Administration directs otherwise. Learn more in this blog.

Nov 30, 2021

Travel Restrictions for Those Who Have Been in Certain African Countries During the 14 Days Prior to Traveling to the U.S.

The Biden Administration has established 2019 novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) travel restrictions on foreign nationals who were in: The Republic of Botswana (“Botswana”); the Kingdom of Eswatini (“Swaziland”); the Kingdom of Lesotho (“Lesotho”); the Republic of Malawi (“Malawi”); the Republic of Mozambique (“Mozambique”); the Republic of Namibia (“Namibia”); the Republic of South Africa (“South Africa”); and the Republic of Zimbabwe (“Zimbabwe”). The format and structure of the policy are nearly identical to the travel restrictions that were rescinded on November 8, 2021. Noncitizens who have been in these countries during the fourteen (14) days prior to seeking to travel to the United States are barred from admission, unless eligible for one of the Proclamation’s blanket exemptions or granted an exception pursuant to Sec. 2 (a)(xii). The National Interest Exception (NIE) process, rendered void by the November 8, 2021 travel restriction policy rescission, rides again. Learn more in this blog.

Nov 19, 2021

Alert – USCIS Conducts Third Round of H-1B Cap

On November 19, 2021, USCIS conducted a third round of selections for Registrations submitted for the Fiscal Year 2022 H-1B Cap. This news comes approximately two (2) weeks after H-1B Petitions selected in the second randomized drawing were due, USCIS’ third round of selections confirms that they still have not received sufficient H-1B Petitions to fill their 85,000-visa quota. Learn more in this blog.