PUBLIC CHARGE RULE FAQs

As of February 24, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires new forms and additional documents for most types of immigration cases in order to address the revised Public Charge Rule.  

I-9 Compliance

The current Form I-9 dated 10/21/2019 must be used for all new hires and reverifications after April 30, 2020.

U.S. immigration law requires all employers to complete and maintain an I-9, Employer Verification Eligibility, form for each U.S.

E-Verify System Was Unavailable January 4th and 5th 2021: What Employers Need to Know

The E-Verify system experienced technical issues which caused it to be unavailable beginning at some point January 4th, 2021through the entire business day of January 5th, 2021

For employers who participate in E-Verify, it is important to note that the unavailability of E-Verify has no impact on an employer’s ability to timely complete the Form I-9 and employers should never delay and employee’s start date due an inability to create a case in E-Verify. 

Waivers

Foreign nationals may be inadmissible to the United States for a multitude of reasons, including health-related grounds, economic grounds, criminal grounds, moral grounds, violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding entry or documentation, fraud or misrepresentations, security and related grounds, and other miscellaneous grounds.

E-1 Treaty Trader

The “E” category was established to give effect to treaties between the United States and foreign countries that provide for reciprocal benefits to nationals of each country who invest in the other country, or who conduct trade between the two countries.