Jackie chairs the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a former member of the firm’s Board of Partners. She previously served as the firmwide hiring partner for over 15 years. She concentrates on general business matters on behalf of corporate clients, legislative matters before the Virginia General Assembly, and regulatory issues before state and federal agencies. She also advises corporate clients on a range of immigration matters.
By Jacquelyn Stone, Government Investigations Group and McGuireWoods LLP on Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends,Immigration and Worksite Enforcement The days of speculation may have ended. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) acting director recently made clear that Form I-9 audits and worksite enforcement actions will surge in the coming year. In line with the Trump Administration’s tough position on immigration and its budget requests, most employers have anticipated increased immigration-focused audits and enforcement actions.… Continue Reading
By McGuireWoods LLP, Matthew Orso, Jacquelyn Stone and Government Investigations Group on Immigration and Worksite EnforcementEmployers using the H-1B visa program should take note as additional site visits may be on the horizon. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently announced a new targeted approach to detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse and increased site visits of H-1B employers. In selecting worksite visits,… Continue Reading
By Jacquelyn Stone, Alex J. Brackett, Government Investigations Group and McGuireWoods LLP on Immigration and Worksite EnforcementUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has officially published the long awaited revised Form I-9. The new Form I-9 and instructions can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. The clock is now ticking— While employers may begin using the new Form I-9 immediately, all employers are required to implement use of the newly revised Form I-9… Continue Reading
By Jacquelyn Stone, Government Investigations Group and McGuireWoods LLP on Immigration and Worksite EnforcementA company’s I-9 file, which often goes unnoticed by all but a few HR professionals, can carry significant risk. Form I-9 files often serve as landmines for fines, penalties, and sanctions. Companies can mitigate these risks by conducting periodic Form I-9 audits. This week, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Homeland… Continue Reading