Jackson Lewis LLP • June 07, 2013
Immigration Reform Bill Advances to Senate Floor
Fisher & Phillips, LLP • June 06, 2013
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) continues to issue Form I-9 Notices of Inspection to businesses across the nation. In fiscal year 2012, ICE served 3,004 Notices of Inspection to businesses, totaling over $12 million in fines. Additionally, ICE made 520 criminal arrests tied to worksite enforcement investigations. These criminal arrests involved 240 individuals who were owners, managers, supervisors or human resources employees.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • June 06, 2013
In April 2013, representatives from Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigation Worksite Enforcement Unit announced a critical change in policy regarding electronic I-9 software that now prohibits employers from pre-populating Section 1 of electronic Form I-9s, even if the employer also completes the preparer/translator certificate.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. • May 24, 2013
As of April 30, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began phasing out the paper Form I-94 cards at airports and seaports in the U.S. and U.S. territories. CBP will still issue a paper Form I-94 card to foreign nationals seeking admission at land border crossings.
Barker Olmsted & Barnier • May 13, 2013
Beginning May 7, 2013, employers are required to use a new I-9 form. No drastic changes are made, but employers should review USCIS publications to become familiar with the new form.
Jackson Lewis LLP • May 10, 2013
A bulletin on immigration issues.
Franczek Radelet P.C • May 08, 2013
Last month, the so-called “Gang of Eight” Democratic and Republican Senators released their comprehensive immigration reform bill entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” The full bill runs 844 pages, but for employers who want to avoid slogging through the dense language, the Senate has released a detailed 17-page outline that helpfully outlines the bill’s main provisions.
Ford & Harrison LLP • May 07, 2013
Executive Summary: The Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency has begun gradually eliminating the paper I-94 Admission/Departure Record (known as the "I-94") at all air and sea ports of entry. Note: travelers will still receive a paper form I-94 at land border ports of entry. The I-94, in combination with a passport, is commonly used as a List A document for I-9 employment eligibility verification. Therefore, after the change is fully implemented, employers can expect foreign workers to present electronic Form I-94s printed from the CBP's website as evidence of their work eligibility.
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP • May 03, 2013
Employers are following with much interest the ongoing debate in Congress regarding comprehensive immigration reform. A compromise bill was proposed in the Senate earlier in April, and although it is likely that the proposed legislation will undergo a number of changes during the legislative process, one item of particular interest to employers is the provision requiring all companies to use the federal online E-Verify system. Many are already familiar with E-Verify, but here are some Frequently Asked Questions for those who are new to it, and for those who want a refresher.
Nexsen Pruet • May 02, 2013
Starting on May 7, 2013, all employers in the United States may only use the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/13N to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.