Permanent Resident Extension to 24 Months

Permanent Resident Extension to 24 Months
The announcement that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are allowing eligible individuals a conditional permanent resident extension to 24 months is another change to the growing number of changes to some Form I-9 practices due to pandemic challenges, which can be overwhelming to employers already doingRead more

Ten Tips for Preparing for an ICE Audit

Ten Tips for Preparing for an ICE Audit
Audits by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are a normal occurrence, but employers who proactively abide by these top ten tips for an ICE audit do not have to live in fear of them. By reinforcing a consistent and proper hiring and Form I-9 procedure fromRead more

Fines for I-9 Violations Increasing

Fines for I-9 Violations Increasing
In today’s world, conscientious employers are already paying close attention to how to be compliant with Form I-9 guidelines, but the success of their efforts is more important than ever with fines for I-9 violations increasing. In October 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made anRead more

Audits and Compliance Laws Remain In Place As Worksite Immigration Raids Expected to Taper Off

Audits and Compliance Laws Remain In Place As Worksite Immigration Raids Expected to Taper Off
In mid-October 2021, the current Secretary of the Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, confirmed in a memo that the Feds are going to cease doing worksite immigration raids and focus on more effective strategies, policies and practices. However, with raids decreasing, audits and compliance laws remain in placeRead more

What Is A Form I-9 Audit

What Is A Form I-9 Audit
Employers have been required to comply with the Form I-9 practices set forth by the federal government since the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act was passed. What is new is that in recent years there has been an uptick in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement audits,Read more