The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has launched a Spanish language version of the I-9 Central online resource center that provides information, resources, and assistance related to the ‘Form I-9, Employee Eligibility Verification.’ The Spanish I-9 Central is available at: “The release of the Spanish I-9 Central reflects our continued commitment to provide vital, accessible information to our multilingual customers,” USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas stated in a press release announcing the launching. “Since its launch last year, I-9 Central has provided the public with a much needed resource to help them navigate the employment eligibility verification process.” The home page of Spanish I-9 Central online resource center reads as follows: Bienvenido a la Central I-9 La ley federal exige a cada empleador, reclutador o agente que refiere trabajadores agrícolas por honorarios, verificar la identidad y la elegibilidad de autorización de empleo de la persona a la que contrata, completando el Formulario I-9, Verificación de Autorización de Empleo. Estas páginas Web del Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de EE. UU. (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) en relación al Formulario I-9 lo ayudarán a obtener más información acerca de lo siguiente:

Employers in the U.S. must verify the identity and employment authorization for every worker hired after November 6, 1986 by completing and retaining a Form I-9. Both the English and Spanish versions of I-9 Central include sections about employer and employee rights and responsibilities, step-by-step instructions for completing the form, and information on acceptable documents for establishing identity and employment authorization. I-9 Central also includes common mistakes to avoid when completing the form, guidance on how to correct errors, and answers to questions about the Form I-9 process. The USCIS also offers a Spanish language version of the E-Verify Self Check, a service that allows workers and job seekers in the United States to check their own employment eligibility status online, and a Spanish language version of “Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274).” A Designated E-Verify Employer Agent can help employers with Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance. To learn more, visit For information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ and a nationwide background screening firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – at, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected]. To learn about the new updated second edition of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ by ESR’s Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen, visit: Sources: About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more, visit, call 888.999.4474, or email [email protected]. About ESR News: The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at [email protected]. To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit]]>


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