Today, ICE announced an extension of the temporary COVID-19 flexibilities for completion of the Form I-9, initially announced in March 2020 and extended multiple times throughout the pandemic.  Due to ongoing safety precautions related to COVID-19,  employers may continue to utilize these temporary flexibilities for Form I-9 purposes through July 31, 2023.  This means eligible employers will be able to continue to review I-9 identity and employment authorization documents without conducting a physical inspection until this temporary policy expires or until three days after the COVID-19 national emergency is over, whichever is first. 

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Ali Brodie is a Partner and the Co-Chair of the Immigration and EB-5 Immigrant Investor Practice Groups of Fox Rothschild LLP and has extensive experience in corporate immigration law and compliance.  Based in Fox Rothschild’s Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado offices, Ali’s practice spans the United States and reaches Consulates worldwide.  You can reach Ali at (303) 446-3854 or at