ICE is Coming – 5 Ways Employers Can Prepare

By James K. Larsen, Attorney When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Thomas Homan called for a 400 percent increase in worksite enforcement, ICE responded in dramatic fashion. ICE agents raided close to 100 convenience stores throughout the United States in...

4 Ways GCs Can Prepare For Potential Worksite Raids

By Michele Gorman, Law360 The worksite enforcements conducted at nearly 100 7-Eleven locations across the country earlier this month resulted in federal immigration officials arresting almost two dozen employees for being illegally present in the United States and conducting...

Employers should prepare for immigration inspections

By Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle Houston employers need to dot their i’s and cross their t’s, because immigration agents are stepping up demands of: “Show me your papers!” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expanding inspections of Form I-9s,...

New Form I-9 and I-9 Employer Handbook Announced on July 17, 2017

On Monday, July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  After September 17, 2017, the prior version of Form I-9 with revision date of 11/14/16 N will no longer be acceptable for use.  The new...

New M-274 Handbook for Employers Outlines Additional Guidance in Completing Form I-9

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently issued new guidance for employers on Form I-9 compliance. The Handbook for Employers (Rev. 1/22/2017), also known as the M-274, has been updated and revised to provide guidance to employers on how to...

New Form I-9 with Enhanced Features is an Improvement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a new, fillable Form I-9.  While not a true electronic Form I-9, employees and their employer representatives can complete the form online at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9, and then print and sign the form for...

Answer Man: USCIS Request for I-9 During Naturalization Examination

By Gary Endelman Dear Answer Man: I have a problem. This past week, I took one of my best clients in for what I confidently anticipated would be a quiet and uneventful naturalization examination at our local USCIS office. Mid-way through the examination, the USCIS officer asked...

Will I-94 Automation Cause More Headaches for U.S. Employers?

By Susan J. Cohen and Gary Endelman Did you get the memo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that the I-94 card is now being automated?  Don’t worry if you didn’t. Most employers didn’t either.  We wrote about those developments on our sister blog here. Why I-94...
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