Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in Congress in 2017 – “Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 3711) – hopes to make the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system a “mandatory and permanent” requirement for U.S. employers to ensure the workers they hire are legally eligible to work in the United States. This move toward the …Continue reading "E-Verify System Will Move Closer to Becoming Mandatory Requirement for All U.S. Employers in 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released immigration enforcement statistics for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 that are available at “ICE Impact in FY 2017” and reveal that ICE totaled 143,473 administrative arrests in FY 2017, with 110,568 of those arrests occurring after start of the Administration of …Continue reading "ICE Administrative Arrests and Interior Removals Increased During Trump Administration"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan has indicated he instructed the investigative unit of ICE, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to potentially quadruple worksite enforcement actions next year while speaking at an event focused on enforcing immigration laws and strengthening border security, according a video recording …Continue reading "ICE May Quadruple Worksite Enforcement Actions Next Year to Better Enforce Immigration Laws"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 28, 2017, Asplundh Tree Experts, Co. – one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States – was sentenced to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $80,000,000.00 and an additional $15,000,000.00 to satisfy civil claims arising out of their failure to comply with U.S. immigration …Continue reading "Tree Trimming Company to Pay Record $95 Million Fine for Unlawful Employment of Illegal Workers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Starting Monday, September 18, 2017, all employers in the United States must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Revision Date 07/17/17 N) published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on July 17, 2017 and available at www.uscis.gov/i-9.Continue reading "Employers Must Start Using Revised Form I-9 by September 18"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 8, 2017, U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) – whose 1996 bill created the pilot for the E-Verify system – introduced to Congress “The Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 3711) which would require all U.S. employers to use E-Verify to check the work eligibility of new hires, according to a …Continue reading "Legal Workforce Act Would Require E-Verify Use by All U.S. Employers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Arizona, Maryland, and Wyoming became the latest states to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program beginning on July 31, 2017. These three states join Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin in the RIDE program.Continue reading "Three More States Join E-Verify RIDE Program Beginning July 31"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using the Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17, 2017. …Continue reading "USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9 on July 17"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The White House Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget that requests $44.1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also calls for “expanding worksite enforcement strategies by mandating nationwide use of the E-Verify system” to reduce illegal employment, according to the DHS FY 2018 Budget in Brief.Continue reading "Mandatory Nationwide Use of E-Verify Included in White House Budget for DHS"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is telling employees who used the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification downloaded between November 14, 2016 – the date the revised version of the Form I-9 was published – and November 17, 2016, to review the form to ensure Social Security …Continue reading "USCIS Tells Employers to Review Form I-9 for Social Security Number Glitch"