Immigration Blog

Foreign Nationals Don’t Need a SSN to Be Onboarded

Foreign nationals arriving in the United States to work are often unable to get their Social Security number (SSN) until a few days or weeks after they begin working for various reasons. As of this writing, along with countless other businesses across the country, the Social Security offices are closed. So no one can get a new SSN. What should you do if you need to onboard a foreign national worker without a SSN? Don’t […]

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Extended Time for Resolving E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations

E-Verify extended the timeframe to take action to resolve: Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) when they cannot be resolved due to SSA office closures. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tentative Nonconfirmations when they cannot be resolved due to office closures. Employers Must Still Notify the Employee of the TNC As Soon As Possible Employers are still required to let the employee know about the TNC result as soon as possible. Once the employee […]

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Just Announced Flexibility for In-Person I-9 Verification

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security used its discretionary authority to allow flexibility for the in-person Form I-9 verification requirements. Here is what you need to know. Who Is Eligible for This Flexibility? If you’re an employer practicing social distancing because of the pandemic, you can now remotely review new hires identity and employment authorization documents. This flexibility only applies to employees working remotely. If the employee is physically present at […]

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BREAKING NEWS: DHS Announces Flexibility in Requirements Related to Form I-9 Compliance

This situation has already changed since our newsletter went out on Friday. You can read more about the change here.

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New I-9 Form Now Available

The new Form I-9 was made available for use starting January 31, 2020, and employers can start using it now. However, you are not required to start using it until the grace period ends on May 1, 2020. Some of the general changes to note: USCIS website addresses have been updated Which documents are acceptable for Form I-9 has been clarified Who can act as an employer’s authorized representative has been clarified You can read […]

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A Note about the Form I-9, which Expired August 31

Until USCIS makes an announcement, employers should plan to continue to use the current Form I-9.

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