Category Archives: Immigration Services

MI CUPA-HR Conference

Michigan Tech Hosts Conference in Mackinaw City

 

The 2015 Michigan College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (MI CUPA-HR) Conference was hosted by Michigan Technological University September 17-18 in Mackinaw City, MI.

 

This year’s theme People, Process, and Performance:  Bridging the Gap brought together nearly 100 Human Resources professional from 17 different Michigan colleges and universities to share their expertise and energy.   Conference participants attended sessions covering a wide array of topics including Employee Engagement, Wellness Initiatives and the Future, Proposed FLSA Regulations, Conflict Resolution, and Negotiating in Today’s World.  Of particular interest was a session presented by Michigan Tech’s Kerri Sleeman, Executive Director, Facilities Management and assisted by Heidi Reid, Employment Services Representative, Human Resources, titled “Digital Negotiations and the HR Impact”.

 

They were also motivated by keynote speaker, Ken Trazska – President of Seward County Community College/Area Technical College in Kansas, who spoke on creating an inspiring, connected, and respected HR Culture.  Networking opportunities were abundant throughout the conference including a breathtaking Sunset Boat Cruise.

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Department of Homeland Security Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence

On February 24, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHSamended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States.
Eligible individuals include certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who:
Are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigration Petition for Alien Worker
For further questions, please contact HR Academic Immigration Services at 7-2280.

Immigration Services Snapshot

The role of Academic Immigration Services in Human Resources is to work with employees and hiring departments as they navigate immigration process. The Immigration and Visa Coordinator, Madeline Mercado Voelker, is to assist departments in mapping out the immigration process and in addition to prepare, submit and monitor petitions.

Below is a snapshot of Academic Immigration Services petitions currently in process from Academic Year 2013-14: from H1B work Visas, I-140 Petitions, to I-485 (Green Card) petitions.

Immigration Data