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Immigration

DACA: Final rule finally issued

09/06/2022
Ten years after the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy was first implemented, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released a final rule codifying how DACA is supposed to work.

Remote I-9 document inspection takes one teeny step toward permanence

08/22/2022
Since the onset of the pandemic, employers have generally been allowed to inspect employees’ Form I-9 documents remotely. ICE would now like to actually write this flexibility into the I-9 regulations. Here’s a preview of what that might look like.

ICE rule could grant I-9 document flexibility

08/18/2022
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is poised to offer employers more flexibility when examining the documents employees present to verify their eligibility to work.

Big changes planned for Form I-9 this fall

04/21/2022
As employers are painfully aware, the Form I-9 is full of hidden traps. And the penalties for mistakes can be harsh. So just as you’ve finally figured out the current I-9 version, the Department of Homeland Security has proposed significant changes to the form before the current version expires on Oct. 31.

Last Friday wrap in March: No more expired List B docs for I-9 purposes, telehealth returns and more

03/25/2022
In which we cover college coaches’ compensation, I-9 forms, telehealth coverage, IRS training and payroll trouble for the foreign service.

I-9 document bias: Lessons from the Gap case

01/20/2022
When completing I-9 forms, HR professionals often focus too much on being “form enforcers” without realizing they could face discrimination charges for demanding that new hires produce certain documents.

DHS unveils new workplace immigration strategy: What does it mean for I-9s and E-Verify?

10/28/2021
In October, the Department of Homeland Security released an internal memo that outlines a new shift in worksite enforcement strategy from the various governmental agencies that oversee I-9 and E-Verify compliance.

Fewer ICE raids means more employer scrutiny

10/21/2021
The Biden administration recently announced that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would end its longstanding practice of raiding workplaces to sweep up and deport undocumented workers. On its face, that sounds like a major change in immigration policy that might take the heat off employers. It won’t.

DHS halting raids to detain undocumented workers

10/14/2021
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will focus on identifying and removing undocumented immigrants who pose “a threat to our national security, public safety and border security.” They will also shift their focus to employers.

Remote inspection of I-9 docs extended through Dec. 31

09/02/2021
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has extended covid-related rules that let employers remotely examine new employees’ work eligibility documents instead of physically reviewing them.