North Dakota Joins E-Verify RIDE Program

e-verify update

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that effective Monday, June 15, 2015 North Dakota will become the sixth state to participate in the Records and Information from DMV’s for E-Verify (RIDE) program.  RIDE is an ongoing E-Verify initiative that connects E-Verify with state departments of motor vehicles (DMVs) and state public safety offices.  [Read More…]

The special challenges of remote I-9s – a recent webinar

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Form I-9 seems simple on the surface, but it is filled with landmines and compliance implications throughout.  Adding in remote hires only increases the complexities and introduces special compliance risks. This fact was driven home at a recent webinar where we included a live polling question for attendees on the role of notaries as representatives [Read More…]

E-Verify Shutdown Avoided – DHS Funded

E-Verify Avoids Shutdown

Department of Homeland Security funded through Sept. 30 On March 3, 2015 Congress has reached an agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the September 30 end of the budget year and E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted as was reported as a possibility in our previous posts, “DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in [Read More…]

E-Verify Shutdown Avoided with Short-term Funding Extension

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DHS Short-term Funding Approved; Immediate E-Verify Shutdown Avoided Congress has reached a short-term agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through  Friday, 3/6 and E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted at this time as was reported as a possibility in our previous post, DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in the News – E-Verify Implications. Please [Read More…]

DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in the News – E-Verify Implications

e-verify update

Funding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) along with President Obama’s executive order on immigration remain hot topics in the news and areas to keep a close watch on.  With the deadline to fund DHS fast approaching, the Republican and Democrat public disagreement over the immigration amendments are key.  Reuters reports that DHS has [Read More…]

E-Verify Mandate to Come? Survey Says…

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Last week U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took a fairly big step toward determining the fate of the much rumored E-Verify mandate.  While the details and any  timelines for a potential E-Verify mandate are still to be determined, USCIS is looking to hear from E-Verify Employers.  On February 11, 2015, USCIS published a notice [Read More…]

New I-9 Anywhere – Designed for Remote Employee I-9 Compliance

I-9 Compliance Remote

New I-9 Anywhere Solution Designed for Remote Employee Compliance As organizations evolve towards a more flexible workplace environment, employers find themselves hiring more and more remote employees that are either located throughout the U.S, work in a satellite office, or work from home many miles away from their human resource department. This changing workplace landscape has created [Read More…]

Webinar: Remote I-9 legal challenges/2015 Immigration & Compliance trends

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Montserrat Miller, partner at Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP, was online recently to discuss I-9 challenges for remote hires and also provide her forecast for 2015 trends in immigration issues. Montserrat, a well-known immigration attorney and expert on Form I-9 compliance issues, discussed the issues at a one-hour webinar. Among the topics: Remote hires – completion of the Form [Read More…]

Expanded DACA Date Set

e-verify update

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions related to immigration.  One of these involves expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to people of any current age who entered the United States before the age of 16 and lived in the United States continuously since [Read More…]

Syria and El Salvador – Temporary Protected Status Extensions

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Over the course of the past year, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State have been reviewing the conditions in Syria. Due to the ongoing conflicts that prevent its nationals from returning safely, Jeh Johnson (Secretary of Homeland Security) redesignated Syria and provided an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  Additionally, [Read More…]