Tag: employment authorization

Reports of Labor Exploitation Can Lead to Employment Authorization

Deferred action is a streamlined and expedited tool that can shield vulnerable migrant and immigrant workers from threats of deportation for reporting unsafe or exploitative employers. Employers taking advantage of risky work conditions need to be on notice of these new protections. Temporary Protection and Employment Authorization The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced […]


DACA Decision Protects 700,000 ‘Dreamers’ from Deportation

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, thus protecting approximately 700,000 immigrants, commonly referred to as the “Dreamers,” from being deported from the United States.


Civil Rights Law Opens Door for DACA Recipients to File Alienage Discrimination Claims

In the past, employers were comfortable instituting policies that permitted them to refuse to hire Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients with employment authorization. The policies were founded on the belief that since DACA recipients were not classified as “protected individuals” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), employers had absolute discretion under the […]


Employers need to make preparations as DACA sunset nears

President Donald Trump’s announcement of an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has prompted uncertainty not only for those benefiting from the program but also for their employers.  The program has benefitted an estimated 800,000 young people, known as Dreamers—undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Many of those […]

New Tennessee law requires most employers to use E-Verify

by Todd Photopulos A new Tennessee law taking effect January 1 requires employers in the state with at least 50 employees to use the federal E-Verify employment verification process. The new requirement is a result of an amendment to the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act (TLEA). Under the old law, private-sector employers had a choice: either […]

USCIS issues revised Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised Form I-9, and employers should begin using it right away. The new form went into effect today. The revision date of the form is printed in the lower left corner. Employers are encouraged to begin using the new form now, but forms dated February […]