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. …Continue reading "E-Verify Unavailable During U.S. Federal Government Shutdown"
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.Continue reading "ICE Cracks Down on 7-Eleven Stores in Nationwide Operation Targeting Employers Hiring Illegal Workers"
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 …Continue reading "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 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"