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U.S.CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
ANNOUNCES REVISED FORM I-9 EMPLOYMENT
TAGLaw's Los Angeles member firm, Mitchell Silberberg and Knupp LLP, has released its November Immigration Alert dealing with this issue.
The U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 is available for immediate use. Employees must transition to the revised form no later than December 26, 2007. All U.S. employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each new hire in order to document authorization to work in the U.S.A. The new Form I-9 has been revised for consistency with the documentation reduction requirements of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996(IIRIRA) and USCIS’ongoing efforts toward reducing the number of documents used to confirm identity and work eligibility.
The entire report can be downloaded by clicking Immigration Nov 2007.pdf.
“NO MATCH” REGULATIONS ARE NO MATCH
FOR FEDERAL JUDGE
A Mitchell Silberberg and Knupp Immigration Alert by Mona L.Banerji and Frida P.Glucoft
On August 15, 2007, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) published its “Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter”setting forth specific procedures employers must follow upon receipt of a letter from either the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which calls into question an employee’s immigration status. As drafted,the new regulations were slated to take effect on September 14,2007. However,on August 31,2007,in a lawsuit filed by various labor unions and immigrants’rights groups,a federal judge in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order enjoining the implementation of these new regulations.
To download a PDF file containing the complete alert, click on Immigration Sept 2007.pdf (74.22 KB).
FRAUD REDUCTION EFFORTS IN “GREEN CARD”PROCESSING
WILL INCREASE COSTS FOR EMPLOYERS
The TAGLaw Los Angeles member firm, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp has published an employment and immigration alert on the the impact of fraud reduction efforts. New federal regulations attempt to reduce fraud in connection with green card applications by: (1) prohibiting employers from making any amendments to or substituting employee beneficiaries of approved or pending labor certification applications;(2) mandating that employers bear all financial costs of the labor certification application;and (3) limiting the time period for filing an immigrant visa petition after approval of an application for labor certification.
The alert can be downloaded by clicking on MSK Employment Alert Aug 2007.pdf.