USCIS - Form I-9 One Page Summary & Videos
The new one-page Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet responds to common questions and prepares new employees to fill-in Section One of the Form I-9. This resource is available in English and Spanish on I-9 Central. You may want to make this available to new employees.
First Ever Form I-9 Video VignettesThese three short videos make completing Form I-9 easier for everyone. The first vignette helps employees properly complete Section 1, while the second and third vignettes help employers complete Section 2 and Section 3 of the Form I-9. In four minutes or less, each video walks you through the key steps.
Decisions Show A Trend In Lower Immigration Fines
The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) is the agency responsible for reviewing and making final determinations on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) penalty assessmentsfrom I-9 inspections. Recently, published cases appear to demonstrate a distinct trend of OCAHO severely reducing ICE's penalty assessments.
Immigration & Customs Enforcement Releases
Form I-9 Video Tutorials by USCIS
USCIS just released three short video vignettes for employees and employers that demonstrate how to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Watch the new Form I-9 videos and learn how to complete Sections 1, 2, and 3. Each vignette walks the viewer through the key steps in four minutes or less.
Top 5 Common I-9 Errors As Seen Through the Eyes of OCAHO
Today’s article is authored by Bruce Buchanan, Attorney at Siskind Susser, PC in Nashville, Tennessee.
In reviewing the numerous OCAHO decisions issued so far this year, there have been some fairly common violations that have gotten employers in a lot of trouble. Here’s my detailed take on what some of those common errors are and why they consistently plague employers.
Little-Known Immigration Mandate Keeps Detention Beds Full
Imagine your city council telling the police department how many people it had to keep in jail each night.
That's effectively what Congress has told U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a policy known as the "detention bed mandate." The mandate calls for filling 34,000 beds in some 250 facilities across the country, per day, with immigrant detainees.
Form I-9 Inspection Overview
On November 6, 1986, the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act required employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their employees and created criminal and civil sanctions for employment related violations. Section 274A (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), codified in 8 U.S.C. § 1324a (b), requires employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all individuals hired in the United States after November 6, 1986. 8 C.F.R. § 274a.2 designates the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (Form I-9) as the means of documenting this verification. Employers are required by law to maintain for inspection original Forms I-9 for all current employees. In the case of former employees, retention of Forms I-9 are required for a period of at least three years from the date of hire or for one year after the employee is no longer employed, whichever is longer.