U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requiring customers to verify their identities at USCIS field offices to obtain interviews or “to receive evidence of an immigration benefit.”
On July 1, 2013, USCIS announced its latest “customer service enhancement” to E-Verify. If an employee voluntarily provides his or her email address on the Form I-9, E-Verify will notify the employee directly of a Tentative Non- Confirmation (TNC) at the same time it notifies the employer.
Immigration law and tax law, although at first glance strikingly different, share much in common. Each rivals the other in complexity. Each permeates every nook and cranny of human behavior — from commerce and criminality to love and divorce, from mental illness to extraordinary brilliance, from birth to death and everything in between.
The immigration laws of the United States require companies to employ only people who are able to work in the United States legally.
We are often asked by regional center clients if there is any way to speed up the EB-5 application process, either at the I-526 stage or the I-924 stage. USCIS will expedite either Form I-924 or Form I-526 if the application meets the USCIS “expedite criteria.”
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the New Form I-9, I-9 compliance and how to limit your company’s liability.
On March 5, 2013, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (“USCIS Ombudsman’s Office”) held a meeting for stakeholders of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (“EB-5 program”) to address issues ranging from persistent adjudication delays to the conflict between agency standards and business realities.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which employers may immediately start using. Beginning on May 7, 2013, employers must use the new form.