Revised Form I-9 to Debut within 90 Days

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in late August approved revisions to the federal Employment Verification Form I-9 and gave the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 90 days to release the new form. The note sent to USCIS by OMB reads: USCIS will, within 90 days, update the I-9 system in order to reflect […]

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USCIS Launches E-Verify Usage Web Page

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created a web page to show statistics on the numbers of businesses using the E-Verify database system to confirm the eligibility of job applicants to work at their firms.T As of March 31, when the latest statistics were compiled, Georgia led all states in the number of […]

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USCIS Opens Second Public Commentary Period on Revised Form I-9

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has opened a public commentary period on its revised Form I-9, which will close its 30-day window on April 27. Many of the proposed changes to Form I-9 were designed to reduce technical errors and help customers complete the form on their computer after they have downloaded it […]

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New Form I-9 Coming Soon

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says to continue using the current Form I-9, with an expiration date of March 31, 2016, until the new one is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Paperwork Reduction Act requires that all federal government forms be reviewed every three years and either eliminated […]

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USCIS Launches Known Employer Pilot Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this past week announced the launch of a Known Employer pilot program to assess a new process for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories. By modifying the process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses to review an employer’s eligibility to sponsor individuals under certain employment-based immigrant […]

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Revised Form I-9 On the Way after Commentary Period Closes

A 60-day commentary period on proposed changes for the employment verification Form I-9 ended on Jan. 25, enabling the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to proceed with its new “smart” version of the form. The “smart” Form I-9 is not a true electronic form per se since employers will still have to print […]

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USCIS Seeks Public Comments on Changes to Form I-9

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a notice in the Federal Register to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 60 days, until Jan. 25, 2016. Many of the proposed changes to Form I-9 are intended to help  […]

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Cities, Counties File Legal Brief to Unblock Obama’s Stalled Immigration Plan

President Obama’s plan to provide legal status and even work permits for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants has been blocked by a federal judge in Texas since February, but yesterday a consortium of 73 cities and counties in 27 states filed a legal brief asking an appeals court to lift the sanction. The signature gathering […]

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Federal Judge Orders Halt to President’s Immigration Plan

Two days before the first wave of President Obama’s immigration reform was to take effect, a federal judge in Texas has issued a 123-page order halting federal immigration officials from implementing the plan. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville issued the order on Monday barring implementation of “any and all aspects” of President […]

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USCIS Website Redesigned with Enhanced Mobile Tool

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has relaunched its website, USCIS.gov, with a new look and an enhanced tool for mobile user to check the status of their cases. The USCIS announcement explained: Our updated homepage for www.uscis.gov and www.uscis.gov/espanol will still offer the user-friendly icons and tabs you are familiar with, and […]

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