I’m getting my driver’s license; can I register to vote?

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For many years now it has become routine to register to vote while applying for a driver’s license. However, to a non-U.S. citizen, this routine act can derail any future immigration benefits. Simply registering to vote can be considered a claim of U.S. citizenship. Current immigration law severely penalizes anyone who claims to be a U.S. citizen by making them …

I-9 Immigration Compliance-How to Advise Employers

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On September 30, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ends its fiscal year.  As we look back on 2013 we will see that Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE), the principle investigative arm of DHS, continues to focus on employer compliance.  According to reports, ICE audited over 3,000 businesses in 2012. How does that compare to prior years? In 2007, …

What Employers Need to Know About The New Form I-9

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Interview with the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce discussing the new version of Form I-9. On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective immediately, all NEW hires by U.S. employers should fill out the new version of Form I-9, which is identified in the lower, left-hand corner of the form with the label “Form I-9 03/08/13 …

The New Form I-9 and How to Properly Use It!

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On March 8, 2013, USCIS announced that all U.S. employers should begin using Form I-9 [with a revision date of “(Rev. 03/08/13)N”)] to comply with their employment eligibility verification responsibilities for NEW employees.  The revision date is located in the bottom left-hand corner of the form.   Here is a PDF version of the new Form I-9.  After May 7, 2013, all prior …

Why A Company Should NOT Self-Audit Their Own Forms I-9

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Much has been made recently of the increased ICE enforcement activity against employers. The majority of this enforcement activity is directed towards the Form I-9 and whether or not employers have either properly completed the Form, or have somehow knowingly hired individuals who are not authorized to work. In support of this enforcement activity, in May 2010, ICE released the …

The “New” Form I-9 and the Problems Created by USCIS in Not Fixing It!

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Today is the first day that the “new” Form I-9 must be used by all U.S. employers. The problem? The new Form I-9 is virtually the same as the “old” Form I-9, but the new Form I-9 disallows an entire segment of the authorized legal work population from using documents they previously used to verify their employment eligiblity from now …