E-Verify Implements Call-in Process to Resolve Citizenship Mismatch TNCs 

March | National: A new E-Verify policy provides employees with a “citizen mismatch” reason with the option to call the DHS to resolve their cases. 


Verification Conundrum for Florida Employers: To E-Verify or Not to E-Verify 

March | Florida: A new E-Verify compliance requirement makes the use of E-Verify mandatory for all government employers, contractors, and certain private employers. 


E-Verify Releases Final Version of ICA v31 and Sets Deadline of March 31, 2022, for Web Services Providers 

October | National: A new version of the E-Verify ICA includes modifications of the duplicate case checking process and additional abilities to close a case during the scan/upload step. 


DHS Announces New Worksite Enforcement Strategy: What Does It Mean for I-9 and E-Verify Compliance? 

October | National: The DHS has released a memo that outlines a shift in worksite enforcement strategy from the various governmental agencies that oversee I-9 and E-Verify compliance. 


DHS Increases Civil Penalties for I-9 Paperwork Violations as of October 19, 2021

November | National: The DHS has imposed adjustments to a wide variety of civil monetary penalties, including Form I-9 paperwork fines. 


Discrimination Settlement Highlights the Risks of Non-Compliant Electronic I-9 Software

November | National: An extensive DOJ investigation has discovered that from Jan. 1, 2018, to April 30, 2020, Ascension Health Alliance violated I-9 regulations with a custom-made platform. 


Large Clothing Retailer Settles I-9 Discrimination Claims 

December | National: Gap, Inc., has reached a settlement with the DOJ resolving claims that the company routinely discriminated against certain non-U.S. citizen employees with their I-9 verification process. 


Best Practices for Form I-9 Retention and Destruction

December | National: The USCIS has released a handbook to clear up confusion about I-9 retention.  


2021 in Review: Top Ten I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Insights

December | National: The top 10 I-9 and E-Verify Compliance insights were revealed at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference.