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G8’s Immigration Bill Shakes Up E-Verify, I-9 and More!

The Senate’s “Gang of Eight” Senators have released its comprehensive immigration reform bill entitled, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” Congress wants to implement the E-Verify program on a mandatory, national basis and the bill proposes employers enroll according to a specified timeline, which is contingent on DHS publishing regulations. […]

Congress Loves E-Verify: Grants $111 Million Funding, Conducts Research Study

Last month, both houses of Congress agreed to grant USCIS an additional $111 million dollars to fund the E-Verify Program. H.R. 933 is currently enrolled in the House of Representatives and has yet to be signed off by the President. To be fair, the E-Verify Program isn’t the only program receiving funding. H.R. 933 would […]

The Form I-9 Gets a Make-Over

With the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, since November 6, 1986, all employers throughout the U.S., small or large, have been obliged to complete a form I-9 to record identity and work authorization documents for every new hire. The government has released six major editions of the I-9 form and on March […]

North Carolina Joins Growing List of States Mandating Employer Use of Federal E-Verify System

In light of growing dissatisfaction with the federal immigration system, various states have taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to limit employment of unauthorized aliens. North Carolina has joined the fray, and on July 1, 2013, its E-Verify requirement went into effect for all private employers of 25 or more employees. These […]

E-Verify Begins Checking Idaho Driver’s Licenses

Effective July 14, 2013, Idaho is now the 3rd state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program, which gives employers the ability to validate an employee’s driver’s license, driver’s permit, or state-issued ID card (if presented during the I-9 process) against Motor Vehicle Agency (MVA) data. RIDE was designed to […]

Georgia Employers Face More Aggressive Immigration Compliance Requirements Effective July 1, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently signed into law Senate Bill 160 (SB 160), a tough expansion of Georgia’s 2011 Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act (HB 87 or the Georgia E-Verify law). The Georgia E-Verify law requires that private employers with 10 or more employees (as of January 1, 2013) start using the federal E-Verify […]

ICE Collects for Tardy I-9s

In July 2010, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent a notice to Anodizing Industries, a metal-finishing factory in Los Angeles, requiring the company to produce I-9 forms (employment eligibility verifications) for its employees. In response, Anodizing presented 26 I-9 forms. However, 21 of the forms were prepared in August 2010, about two weeks […]

The Impact of OCAHO Decisions on Employers

OCAHO is issuing a record number of decisions (on pace to triple their decisions concerning alleged I-9 form violations from 2012) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is conducting a record number of Notice of Inspections (NOI). Employers should know these enforcement activities will, at some point, impact their own I-9 compliance and recordkeeping. More […]

Small Businesses Say U.S. Background-Check System Has Drawbacks

E-Verify matches job applicants’ Social Security numbers and other identification against a national database kept by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a federal agency under Homeland Security. Those who return a mismatch are deemed to be unauthorized to work. The government’s effort to mandate E-Verify’s use is part of a broader immigration overhaul by federal […]

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