On January 30, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a press release announcing that it was delaying implementation of the regulation requiring employers to use a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9). The new form was originally scheduled to be required as of February 2. USCIS has reopened the comment period on the new rule through March 4 and currently plans to implement the new form and corresponding documentation changes on April 3.

For an overview of the changes to the I-9 process contained in the original regulation, see the January 2009 issue of the Immigration eAuthority and for additional coverage of immigration compliance issues, employers are invited to attend Ogletree Deakins’ upcoming 2009 Immigration Compliance Review webinar. For more information on this program or to register, click here.  

If you have any questions about the new I-9 Form or other immigration-related issues, contact the Ogletree Deakins attorney with whom you normally work or the Client Services Department at 866-287-2576 or via e-mail at clientservices@ogletreedeakins.com.

Note: This article was published in the February 2, 2009 issue of the Immigration eAuthority.


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