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An I-9 Lawyer's Lament

"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, the cooks, the factory workers, the housekeepers...

All I Got for Christmas Was a Crumb-y Immigration Compliance Checklist

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 chocolates."

Objection! (To Wearing Suits, Growing Up, and Immigration Law in TV and Film)

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 boasts a cast including Sandra Bullock , Ryan...

E-Verify's New Lock: Like it or Not, This is a Big Deal!

"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 supposed to do: verify employment authorization....

Ten Steps to Avoid the I-9 Poo Storm: Nicole Kersey

"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 fraud. It is often detected by government inspectors...

Immigration Voices: Baring My Teeth at I-9 Enforcement Inequalities

"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 governmental functions largely maladministered by...

Gambling on Immigration at a Dangerous Intersection (Merry Christmas, Ninja Squirrel!) - Nici Kersey

"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, and whether the business could survive the...