Immigration Law

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USCIS Q&A re I-9s, E-Verify (Apr. 3, 2020)
Posted on 6 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 3, 2020 "Questions and Answers Related to Temporary Policies for Form I-9 and E-Verify Questions about Form I-9 Requirements Q1. Can you provide an overview of changes to Form I-9 requirements due to COVID-19 and... Read More

Tags: I-9 , E-Verify , USCIS

Trump Tipped His Undocumented Golf Club Housekeeper in Cash
Posted on 6 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Dec. 6, 2018 - "During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf... Read More

NLRB on Unions, E-Verify: The Ruprecht Co. and UNITE HERE Local 1
Posted on 20 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Ruprecht Co. and UNITE HERE Local 1 - "Respondent violated the Act by unilaterally transferring bargaining unit work to temporary employment agency employees, unilaterally enrolling in E-Verify, dealing directly with bargaining unit employees... Read More

Tags: E-Verify , NLRB

E-Verify to Lock Theft-ridden SSNs: We Should All Worry
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]t appears that the lockdown is a crude tool that will affect the proper owner of the SSN as well as the imposters who have stolen it. The lockdown apparently will cause anyone-- even the worker to whom the SSN properly is assigned-- to be given... Read More

Businesses Ignore 'Mandatory' E-Verify - CATO
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CATO, Sept. 1, 2015 - " Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, and South Carolina have mandated E-Verify for all new hires in their state (see Table 1), which means that every time an employee is hired the employer must use the E-Verify system to check the... Read More

Two New (June 2012) USCIS Web Manuals
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Whether you or your clients use E-Verify or not, the checklists contained in the M-1043 and M-1044 may prove useful. M-1043 - Self-Assessment Guide For E-Verify Web Services Users M-1044 - Self-Assessment Guide For E-Verify Direct Access Users Read More

Pennsylvania Mandates E-Verify for State Public Works Contractors and Subcontractors
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On July 5, 2012, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act No. 127 (formerly Senate Bill 637 ), The Public Works Employment Verification Act. ... The law mandates all public works contractors and subcontractors with the state... Read More

Texas Governor Issues Executive Order Expanding Use of E-Verify
Posted on 4 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gov. Rick Perry, already jockeying amid a crowded field of potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls, issued an executive order Wednesday for state agencies to start using a federal electronic system designed to weed out undocumented workers... Read More

President Signs S.3245 into Law, Extending EB-5 Regional Centers, E-Verify, Religion Workers, and Conrad State 30 J-1
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Friday, September 28, 2012, the President signed into law S. 3245, which extends to September 30, 2015, the expiration dates of key requirements of four immigration programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security: the EB-5 Regional... Read More

The Current STATE of E-Verify – A brief look at State-Level E-Verify requirements beginning in 2012
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" For the past few years, we’ve been describing E-Verify laws as a growing patchwork, but I think it now more properly should be described as a full-blown quilt. By my count (which may change at any minute), we have 9 states which require... Read More

Tags: states , E-Verify

SHRM Survey on Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9 and E-Verify)
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This SHRM survey captures information on the employment verification process, including challenges associated with the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) process, the use of and challenges associated with E-Verify, an Internet-based... Read More

Tags: Survey , I-9 , E-Verify , SHRM

To E-Verify or Not to E-Verify?
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Form I-9 and E-Verify expert Tony Weigel presents the sobering facts...and reveals some surprising free inside information. - Anthony Weigel, July 19, 2012 . Read More

Tags: weigel , E-Verify

USCIS Teleconferences on New, Revised E-Verify MOUs, Dec. 11-12, 2013
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 and Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the upcoming release of... Read More

USCIS Public Engagement: E-Verify Final Non-Confirmation Review; Feb. 2, 2012
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS Office of Public Engagement: E-Verify Final Non-Confirmation Review Engagement U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 01/23/2012 03:18 PM EST Dear Stakeholder- The USCIS Verification Division and the... Read More

The E-Verify Shutdown: What Does It Mean For Employers and Employees?
Posted on 9 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS posted this message on October 1, 2013: "E-Verify is currently unavailable due to a government shutdown. While E-Verify is unavailable, you will not be able to access your E-Verify account. As a result, you will be unable to: Enroll any... Read More