USCIS Issues Guidance for Form I-9 and E-Verify during Hurricane Season

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In September of 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – issued “Form I-9 and E-Verify Guidance during Hurricane Season” to remind employers that all Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification requirements remain in effect for areas …

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USCIS Informs Employers to Continue Using Form I-9 that Expires on August 31 Until New Edition Released

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Updated August 27, 2019) The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – has informed employers in the United States to continue using the “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification” released on July 17, 2017, despite the expiration date …

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ICE Executes Search Warrants at Agricultural Processing Plants in Mississippi and Detains 680 Workers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 7, 2019, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the federal agency enforcing laws governing American border control – announced that ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed multiple federal criminal search warrants at seven agricultural processing plants in Mississippi as part of an ongoing …

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Dunkin’ Sues Franchisees for Failure to Use E-Verify to Determine Work Eligibility of Employees

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In June of 2019, coffee and doughnut franchise Dunkin’ sued several franchisees in federal court for failure to use the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program “to properly determine their employees’ eligibility to work in the U.S.,” according to a report from Restaurant Business. Restaurant Business reports that …

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Bill Introduced to Make E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program Permanent

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 12, 2019, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) introduced a bill called the Permanent E-Verify Act that will make the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program permanent by removing the termination provision that requires Congress to repeatedly act to extend the program, according to a press release …

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USCIS Invites Public Comment for Proposed Form I-9 Extension Until April 30

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States – has published a Federal Register notice in order to invite public comments on the proposed extension of the ‘Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification’ before the document expires on …

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Legislation Reintroduced in Senate to Require Mandatory E-Verify Use by U.S. Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has reintroduced the “Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act” to permanently authorize the Internet-based E-Verify system that helps employers determine whether their employees are authorized to work in the United States and to require mandatory use of E-Verify by employers to determine employment eligibility of workers, according …

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E-Verify Resumes Operations after Partial Government Shutdown Ends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification service has resumed operations after being unavailable for over a month due to a lapse in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that caused the longest United States federal government shutdown in history that lasted from December 22, 2018, …

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Form I-9 Audits and Worksite Arrests by ICE Surged in Fiscal Year 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the federal agency that enforces laws governing American border control – announced that criminal investigations, business audits, and arrests by ICE surged in fiscal year (FY) 2018 compared to FY 2017 following a commitment made …

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E-Verify Services Unavailable During Partial U.S. Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification service will be unavailable and the E-Verify website at www.e-verify.gov will not be actively managed due to a lapse in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that led to a partial shutdown of the United States federal government that began on …

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