Tag Archives: I-9

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Department of Homeland Security Seeks Comments for New ‘Smart’ Form I-9

For its proposed 13th iteration, the I-9 form is getting “smart” new features. The suggested changes to the form from the Department of Homeland Security include:  Validation of certain fields to ensure the entered information is correct; Helpful on-screen text for various fields; Space to enter more than one preparer or translator; Drop-down menu for …

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Federal Register Announces TPS Extended for Somalia – I-9 Update Temporary Protected Status

Immigration entry stamp on the inside page of a passport.  Note that I have deliberately left the background inky and blotchy.

As published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2015, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation was extended for Somalian nationals currently living in the United States.  Somalia’s TPS extension and re-designation is for an additional 18 months, from September 15, 2015 through March 17, 2017.  This action was taken after the Secretary of Homeland Security …

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) Form I-9 Finally Makes Its Appearance

The National Law Review recently published an article, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) Form I-9 Finally Makes Its Appearance, written by W. Chapman Hopkins of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) just announced the long-awaited new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  Although the previous form expired on August 31, 2012, employers have continued …

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USCIS Correction: Most Employers Must Complete English Version I-9

Kimberly A. Clarke, Nina Thekdi, and Luis E. Avila with Varnum LLP recently had an article, USCIS Correction: Most Employers Must Complete English Version I-9, featured in The National Law Review: On March 12, 2013 the USCIS announced the new Form I-9 is available and may be completed in English or Spanish. Today, March 13, 2013, USCIS clarified that Spanish I-9 …

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Immigration Law Alert – USCIS Extends Form I-9 Validity Period Past Aug. 31, 2012 Expiration Date

Mariana Richmond and Marco A. Moreno of Barnes & Thornburg LLP recently had an article, Immigration Law Alert – USCIS Extends Form I-9 Validity Period Past Aug. 31, 2012 Expiration Date, published in The National Law Review: On Aug. 13, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)announced that employers should continue using the current version of the Form I-9 after the form’s …

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From the Office of Special Counsel: Anatomy of an OSC Investigation

An article regarding The Anatomy of an OSC Investigation written by Dawn M. Lurie of Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently appeared in The National Law Review: The phone rings. “Hello, this is Attorney Smith with the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, may I speak to the Human Resource manager in charge of your Form I-9 process?” …

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USCIS Introduces Redesigned Employment Authorization Document: Form I-766

Recently posted in the National Law Review an article by attorneys Eric S. Bord , A. James Vázquez-Azpiri , Lance Director Nagel, Lisa Stephanian Burton of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP regarding a redesigned Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document:   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a redesigned Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document, commonly referred to as an “EAD card.” Part of USCIS’s …

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