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Immigration

Alert: Get Ready to Switch to Another—Yes, Another—Revised I-9

On July 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release a new revision of Form I-9—Revision 07/17/17 N—to be used for employment eligibility verification. The new form will be available from the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/whats-new.

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I-9s Are Still a Hassle, and ICE Is Heating Up Audits

IRCA’s Requirements The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires every employer to complete and retain the Form I-9 for all new employees and current employees hired on or after November 6, 1986, who will perform work for pay or other compensation, says Tsai, who is Of Counsel in the Salt Lake City […]

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What is E-Verify?

Every business must perform employment eligibility verification for new employees—it’s required by law. While all business do this, not all businesses use the government’s Internet-based verification system, E-Verify.

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Surprise H-1B Immigration Inspections Are Underway

Earlier this year, the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that it would be stepping up its immigration enforcement efforts. This week, the federal agency began its surprise investigation program, which will result in the unannounced inspection of more than 40,000 employers nationwide.

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New I-9 Form Delayed

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has delayed the implementation of a new rule and new Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents that employees may present to their employers.

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Immigration: Government Issues Revised I-9 Form

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised Form I-9, which is the form that all employers must complete for new hires to verify eligibility to work in the U.S. As of Nov. 7, 2007, the new form is the only version that is acceptable for use, although the USCIS says it […]

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Immigration: H-1B Petition Cap Quickly Reached

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that by the afternoon of April 2, 2007, it had received enough H-1B work visa petitions—150,000—to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2008. April 2 was the first day employers could submit H-1B petitions for 2008. The H-1B visa program allows U.S. businesses to employ […]

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