Immigration Law

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All I Got for Christmas Was a Crumb-y Immigration Compliance Checklist
Posted on 25 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli writes : " Today's post brings a bit of holiday cheer from my colleague and I-9 expert, Nicole ("Nici") Kersey . I want to publicly thank her for allowing me a Christmas break from blogging, and for the delicious... Read More

Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!) - Nici Kersey
Posted on 22 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Previously, employers deciding whether to undergo an audit needed to consider several factors. Among them: the cost of the audit, the risk that would be eliminated by the audit, whether the employer could take the time to correct violations discovered... Read More

Tags: daca , audit , kersey , I-9 , dapa

An I-9 Lawyer's Lament
Posted on 13 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I love my job. And I help my clients save boatloads of money by providing training and completing audits of their I-9s. But it is hard – extraordinarily difficult sometimes – to know that instead of helping the migrant farmworkers... Read More

Tags: seyfarth , kersey , I-9 , jobs

E-Verify's New Lock: Like it or Not, This is a Big Deal!
Posted on 25 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The enhancement “enables USCIS to lock a SSN that appears to have been misused, protecting it from further potential misuse in E-Verify.” What does this mean? It means that E-Verify is actually getting better at doing what it’s... Read More

Immigration Voices: Baring My Teeth at I-9 Enforcement Inequalities
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Here we go with another guest column from Nicole (Nici) Kersey who offers a witty, wise and worthy post on the inequities and inanities of the worksite enforcement scheme concocted by Congress in 1990, a flawed system of employer deputization of... Read More

Tags: paparelli , kersey , I-9

Objection! (To Wearing Suits, Growing Up, and Immigration Law in TV and Film)
Posted on 22 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo Paparelli writes: "Today's post comes from the prolific keyboard of Nici Kersey , a friend and colleague whom I number among the best in I-9 and E-Verify compliance issues ." "One of the worst offenders is The Proposal , which... Read More

Ten Steps to Avoid the I-9 Poo Storm: Nicole Kersey
Posted on 21 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Here are my top ten simple and easy ways to avoid fines for I-9 errors. ... #6. So shouldn't I just have the employee date the I-9 using his first day of work (and then backdate it myself)? Surely no one would ever know, right? Wrong. This is... Read More

Tags: ten steps , kersey , I-9