Immigration Enforcement Against Employers of Undocumented Workers is a “Cash Cow” for State and Local Agencies!

Posted: Jan 28, 2011

In an era when state and local governments are struggling for resources and facing deep budget cuts due to shrinking tax revenues, the Federal Government is now doling out millions of dollars it has collected from employers found to have violated laws relating to the hiring of undocumented workers.  Recently, the Department of Homeland Security […]

Revised USCIS I-9 Handbook for Employers: Summary of Key Changes

Posted: Jan 22, 2011

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised its Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). Revised as of January 5, 2011, the handbook includes expanded guidance on lawful permanent residents, H-1B employees, F-1 students, J-1 exchange visitors, refugees and asylees, and acceptable documents for employees in temporary protected status (TPS). The […]

Employer Alert: Revised M-274 (Handbook for Employers) Released

Posted: Jan 17, 2011

On Tuesday, January 11, 2011, USCIS announced the release of a new and revised Handbook for Employers, also known as the M-274, which is a guide designed to help employers understand the Form I-9 process.   The handbook was last revised 7/31/2009. Employers must verify identity and work authorization of every employer hired after November 6, […]

USCIS Revises I-9 Handbook for Employers

Posted: Jan 11, 2011

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the updated version of The Handbook for Employers (Rev. 01/05/2011), also known as the M-274. Some of the many changes, new sections, and tools included in The Handbook for Employers are: New visual aids for completing Form I-9; Examples of new relevant USCIS documents; Expanded guidance […]

USCIS Issues Executive Summary From The November 2, 2010 Verification Division Stakeholders Meeting on Form I-9.

Posted: Dec 6, 2010

Verification Division Stakeholder Meeting USCIS Form I-9 Stakeholder Engagement Executive Summary Overview On November 2, 2010, the USCIS Verification Division and Office of Public Engagement (OPE) hosted a stakeholder engagement regarding the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification). USCIS indicated at the opening of the session that the agency is in the early stages of drafting […]

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