The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Compliance Partners

Director International Student and Scholar Services
AVP for Human Resources

Related Policies

Employment Practices and Procedures

Non-Resident Alien Payments

International Student Employment


Miscellaneous Employment Laws

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA) (as amended)

8 U.S.C. § 1101 et seq.

For more information, see the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) in the sections of this summary on Students.

The INA as amended sets forth the laws govering the admission and employment of foreign nationals in the US. The links below will lead to individual web pages that discuss specific provisions of the INA by topic.

Verification of Employment Eligibility

  • I-9
  • E-Verify
  • SSN no-match letters

Employment Based Non-Immigrant Classifications

  • E-3
  • H-1B
  • J-1
  • O-1
  • R-1
  • TN

Immigrant Employment Based Classifications

  • Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
  • Outstanding Professor/Researcher
  • Labor Certification (Special Handling for Teaching Positions and Regular)

Inviting and Paying International Scholars and Visiting Faculty

  • Honoraria
  • Visa Waiver Program
  • Tax Issues
  • Employment Status (employment visa or independent contract or volunteer)

Final Rule Delaying Effective Date of the International Entrepeneur Rule, 82 Fed. Reg. 31887, July 11, 2017. The rule included criteria for determining which international entrepreneurs could obtain parole into the United States, was issued by the previous administration and was scheduled to go into effect on July 17, 2017. It is now delayed to consider it in the context of the Jan. 25 Executive Order on immigration. See the NY Times article titled In Blow to Tech Industry, Trump Shelves Start Up Immigrant Rule





 Immigration What's New Page

Publication 515: Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens Foreign Entities 

USCIS E-Verify Web page

American Immigration Lawyers Association w/page on Travel Bans (some passwords needed to go beyond first page)

ACE Immigration Page




updated 1-7-18 mlo