Beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2023, U.S. employers may only use the 08/01/2023 edition of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. USCIS announced a new Form I-9 in July 2023 whichContinue Reading I-9 Alert! Tick-Tock: Employers Must Use the New Form I-9 by November 1st!
On July 21, 2023, DHS announced a new edition of Form I-9 along with a new rule permitting certain employers to conduct remote inspection of the documents used in the…Continue Reading I-9 Alert! New Form I-9 and New Remote Verification Procedure for E-Verify Employers
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced employers will have 30 days to achieve I-9 compliance with the Form I-9 requirements after the COVID-19 temporary flexibilities sunset on July 31, 2023. …Continue Reading I-9 Alert! End of COVID-19 Flexibilities
On January 24, 2023 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced another extension of certain COVID-19-related flexibilities, now through March 23, 2023.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally implemented…Continue Reading USCIS extends immigration related due dates for the FINAL time through 03/23/2023
Effective Dec. 12, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated the USCIS Policy Manual to allow USCIS to automatically extend the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (a/ka/a Green Cards)…Continue Reading USCIS announces automatic extension of Permanent Resident Cards (“Green Cards”) for Naturalization Applicants
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…Continue Reading ICE Extends Temporary COVID-19 Flexibility for Form I-9 through July 31, 2023
Yesterday marked another occurrence of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) placing a bandage on processing backlogs with the announcement of a temporary rule that increases the automatic extension period…
Continue Reading Another USCIS Bandage – EAD Renewals
USCIS issued new guidance today on expedited EADs for health care workers. Effective immediately, health care workers with pending Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal applications where the EAD expires in…
Continue Reading ALERT! Expedited EADs for Health Care Workers
On November 11, 2021 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its litigation partners Wasden Banias and Steven Brown, announce the historic settlement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in …
Continue Reading USCIS issues Policy Guidance on Employment Authorization for Certain H-4, E, and L Nonimmigrant Dependent Spouses
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making “structural changes” to work authorization for H-4 and L-2 spouses. The changes result from an agreement settling litigation brought against the agency…
Continue Reading BREAKING NEWS: Changes to Work Authorization for H-4 and L-2 Spouses