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IMMIGRATION & E-VERIFY ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2020 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ (17)


New Form I-9 Must Be Used After April 30

February | National: A new version of Form I-9 was published in January by the USCIS and employers must be using it by April 30, 2020.

The Future is Cloudy for E-Verify

February | National: Critics have questioned the accuracy and enforcement measures of E-Verify, but USCIS plans to invest about $118M to strengthen the program.

ICE Steps Up I-9 Inspections in Southern California Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March | California: ICE has ramped up the I-9 workplace inspections, with offices combining to issue more than 300 Notices of Inspections recently.

Form I-9 Conundrum: Is Your Business Operating Remotely During COVID-19?

April | National: A new Form I-9 option enables employers to conduct a remote verification of a new hire’s identity and work authorization documents, followed by in-person verification later.

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Updates

May | National: Employers verifying identity and employment authorization for their employees must use the October 21, 2019, edition of Form I-9.

USCIS Updated M-274, Handbook for Employers on Completing Form I-9

May | National: An updated handbook for employers provides substantive clarification and developments regarding Form I-9 compliance.

Avoid ICE Penalties! Use the Correct Form I-9! New Version of Form I-9 in Effect as of May 2, 2020

May |National: Employers now are required to use the new version of the Form I-9, as well as a revised handbook, designed to supplement employer’s understanding and knowledge of obligations.

I-9 Compliance Flexibility Extended to July 19

June | National: The Department of Homeland Security office has extended its flexibility regarding the physical presence requirements for I-9 inspection to July 19 due to the pandemic.

USCIS Provides Form I-9 Mockups to Illustrate Temporary COVID-19 Policies

June | National: The USCIS has updated its guidance to annotate the Form I-9 when remotely inspecting employment authorization and identity documents.

Florida Governor Signs New E-Verify Law for Employers

July | Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a state mandate that requires public employers and some private employers to use E-Verify to confirm employee work eligibility.

ICE Extends Remote I-9 Verification Policy Again, But Employers Should Take Action Now to Ensure Good-Faith Compliance

July | National: A temporary policy has been issued by ICE that allows certain employers to conduct remote review and inspection of I-9 documentation for new employees.

Florida Governor Signs New E-Verify Law for Employers

August | Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis signed a mandate into law that requires public employers and some private employers to use E-Verify to confirm employee work eligibility.

ICE Extends Remote I-9 Verification Policy Again, But Employers Should Take Action Now to Ensure Good-Faith Compliance

August | National: Certain employers have been temporarily permitted to conduct remote review and inspection of I-9 documentation for new employees.

ICE Stays the Course and Extends I-9 Flexibility

September | National: ICE has announced an extension of 90 days to its flexibilities in rules related to the completion of Form I-9.

eVerify Announces New 10-Day Requirement for Taking Action on Tentative Nonconfirmations

October | National: Employers must take action on a Tentative Nonconfirmation during the E-Verify case creation process within 10 federal government working days.

E-Verify Employers: Know Your Responsibilities in the Tentative Nonconfirmation Process

November | National: Employers should understand and follow E-Verify procedures, which requires enrolled employers to take action on TNCs for employees within 10 federal government working days.

Florida’s New Mandatory E-Verify Law Will Require Changes to Hiring Practices in the New Year

December | Florida: Employers in Florida will be required to use the E-Verify system before hiring any new employees in the new year.