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Foster first reported in March of 2020 that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was providing flexibility to employers in completing the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 by allowing documents presented by employees in connection with the Form I-9 process to be examined remotely (e.g., via video link, fax, e-mail, etc.), rather than in the employee’s physical presence. This flexibility was permitted under certain circumstances for employers taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19.  This policy has […]

Effective October 1, 2021, applicants for permanent residence (“green card”) must be vaccinated against COVID-19, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified as a “Class A inadmissible condition.” The CDC explained that the COVID-19 vaccination meets the criteria for required vaccinations and is a requirement for applicants eligible for the […]