What Employers Need to Know about E-Verify Resuming Operations after U.S. Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Following a lapse in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations that made the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system unavailable during a shutdown of the U.S. federal government that lasted from January 20 to 22, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released information that employers need …

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E-Verify Unavailable During U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system is currently unavailable due to a lapse in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations caused by the United States federal government shutdown, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 22, 2018. (UPDATE 01/22/2018: CNN reports the U.S. …

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How U.S. Federal Government Shutdown May Impact Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With a United States federal government shutdown occurring after the U.S. Senate did not approve an appropriations bill before the deadline of midnight on January 19, 2018, employers would be wise to recall the impact felt from the United States federal government shutdown of 2013. (UPDATE 01/22/2018: CNN reports the U.S. …

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ICE Cracks Down on 7-Eleven Stores in Nationwide Operation Targeting Employers Hiring Illegal Workers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 10, 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the agency enforcing federal laws governing immigration – targeted 98 7-Eleven stores in the U.S. and arrested 21 suspected illegal immigrants in a nationwide crackdown on employers hiring undocumented workers, CNN reports.

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Employers Wanting to Retain E-Verify Cases Older than 10 Years Must Download Data Before March 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) –  the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – must dispose of E-Verify electronic employment verification system records dated on or before December 31, 2007. Employers using E-Verify have until February 28, 2018, to …

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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 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 …

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ICE Administrative Arrests and Interior Removals Increased During Trump Administration

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 …

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ICE May Quadruple Worksite Enforcement Actions Next Year to Better Enforce Immigration Laws

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 …

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Tree Trimming Company to Pay Record $95 Million Fine for Unlawful Employment of Illegal Workers

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 …

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Employers Must Start Using Revised Form I-9 by September 18

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.

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