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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 Form I-9, allowing employee documents presented in connection with the Form I-9 review process to be examined remotely (e.g. via video link, fax, or e-mail, etc.) rather than in the employee’s physical presence under certain circumstances for employers with employees taking […]

On August 19, 2020, in response to a lawsuit challenging the delayed production and delivery of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) entered into a consent decree allowing employers to temporarily accept certain approval notices for an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) for Form I-9 employment eligibility verification purposes in lieu of the actual physical card.     Specifically, when completing Form I-9, employers will be allowed to […]