Immigration Blog

An Employee’s Green Card Is Expiring — Do You Need to Reverify It?

Welcome to the second in a series of posts celebrating the publication of my new book: I-9 Verification Employment eGuide for HR professionals. We have made this free, comprehensive book chock-full of detailed information. It’s designed to walk you through the process. Hopefully, it will help you avoid (literally!) costly mistakes. In this series of blog posts, I am sharing helpful information from the first chapter, “Top 10 Questions from Employers About I-9s.” The first […]

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How Do I Complete the I-9 Verification of an F-1 Student Under the H-1B Cap-Gap?

Some F-1 students whose H-1B petitions were timely filed with an October 1 start date and requested change of status are eligible for a cap-gap extension of status and employment authorization. The cap-gap is the period between when the F-1 student status would end and the H-1B status begins on October 1. What Does the “Cap-Gap” Entail? Qualifying students are legally able to live and work in the United States during the “cap-gap” period. The […]

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Is Pre-Population of Section 1 Allowed for Form I-9?

Welcome to the fifth post in a series celebrating the publication of my new book: I-9 Verification Employment eGuide for HR professionals. This book is a free guide that covers everything busy HR pros need to know to avoid common issues throughout the I-9 verification process. These blog posts cover the first chapter of the book, “Top 10 Questions from Employers About I-9s.” So far, I have covered: 6 of the Top I-9 Mistakes That […]

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Want to Hire Someone with an Expired EAD? There May Be Hope!

Have you experienced the frustration of wanting to hire someone with an expired EAD? You’ve completed the arduous process of finding the perfect candidate for the job. This person fits the bill perfectly. Beyond having the necessary skills and experience, they also have the right personality and attitude to fit into the team seamlessly. Better yet, everyone agrees that this candidate is the one! Now comes time for the onboarding process. You’re filling out the […]

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Permanent Resident allowed to work 48 months beyond the card’s expiration.

              Our client wrote: I’m writing for a consultation about an expiring green card.  For his Form I-9, he provided an I-797 form (attached) which states that his conditional permanent resident status was extended for 24 months from the expiration date on his Permanent Resident Card, and it currently expires 2/8/2023.   My question is: Is he able to work past 2/8/2023? We understand that he has work eligibility until 2/08/23 […]

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How you can proactively use the government’s matrix to mitigate your I-9 violations?

            Immigration compliance is complicated and time-consuming. Even if you have an electronic I-9 system that makes your job “easy and provides friendly” reminders, you need to understand the compliance requirements, trends, and how fines are applied and mitigated. During our New Form I-9 Workshops, we discuss how hefty I-9 base fines are assessed through set schedules and how after that ICE uses an “Enhancement Matrix” to increase the base […]

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