ALERT: USCIS Redesigns EAD and Certificate of Citizenship

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Starting October 30, 2011 USCIS will be issuing newly redesigned Employment Authorization Cards (EAD) and Certificates of Citizenship.  These new designs have enhanced security features to prevent tampering and counterfeiting.  Immigrants and employers should make sure they are aware of these changes so they can properly identify a fraudulent document and so that immigrants with…

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Arizona law punishing employers who knowingly hire unathorized workers

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said that states have the authority to impose sanctions on U.S. employers who hire unauthorized workers. The decision upholds the validity of a 2007 Arizona law that applied only to business licenses. Under the Arizona law, employers found to have violated the law can have their business…

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Should You Store Your I-9’s Electronically?

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

The Department of Homeland Security allows employers to store their I-9s electronically. Legislation was first enacted in 2004 with the regulations finalized on July 21, 2010 so that an employer may now store their I-9s electronically. Everything else is becoming automated, why not jump on the bandwagon and do it for I-9s too? Abercrombie &…

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