The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended and redesignated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria for 18 months from April 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016. The extension allows current TPS beneficiaries of Syria to re-register for TPS. DHS has also automatically extended the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) issued under the TPS designation of Syria for six months, through Sept. 30, 2015. The redesignation allows individuals who currently do not have TPS to submit an initial registration application and apply for an EAD, in accordance with the Federal Register notice.
Further details on the extension and redesignation of Syria for TPS may be found in the Federal Register notice. Additional information on TPS for Syria is available at www.uscis.gov/tps. Employers verifying or reverifying the employment eligibility of employees who are TPS beneficiaries from Syria should refer to the Temporary Protected Status page on I-9 Central.
TPS Designation, EADs Extended for El Salvador (1/26/15)
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador for an additional 18 months, from March 10, 2015 through Sept. 9, 2016. The extension allows current TPS beneficiaries of El Salvador to re-register for TPS in accordance with the Federal Register notice. DHS has also automatically extended the validity of Employment Authorization Documents issued under the TPS designation of El Salvador for six months, through Sept. 9, 2015.
Further details on this extension of TPS for El Salvador may be found in the Federal Register. Additional information on TPS for El Salvador is available at www.uscis.gov/tps. Employers verifying or reverifying the employment eligibility of employees who are TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador should refer to the Temporary Protected Status page on I-9 Central.
myE-Verify accounts now in 16 more states! (1/13/15)
myE-Verify is a website that gives U.S. workers and job-seekers resources and tools to learn about and participate in the E-Verify process. In October 2014, the website introduced two new services, myE-Verify accounts and Self Lock, in five states and the District of Columbia. myE-Verify accounts are now also accessible to residents of California, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington—and eventually nationwide.
The website also includes Self Check and multi-media resources for workers and jobseekers to learn about employee rights and employment eligibility verification from their perspective. Visit the myE-Verify website and take a free webinar to learn more.
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Employers Can Display the E-Verify Participation Poster In More Languages! (1/09/15)
The E-Verify Participation poster is now available in 17 foreign languages. E-Verify employers can download and print the posters from the “View Essential Resources” section of E-Verify. Samples of the E-Verify Participation poster can be viewed on E-Verify Participation poster page.
New Issue of E-Verify Connection! (1/05/15)
The December issue of the E-Verify Connection has 10 articles reporting the latest about Form I-9, E-Verify, myE-Verify and more interesting information useful to employers and workers.
REMINDER. E-VERIFY RECORDS DISPOSAL. DEADLINE APPROACHING! (12/19/14)
On January 1, 2015, E-Verify must dispose of transaction records that are over ten years old - those dated on or before December 31, 2004. E-Verify employers have until December 31, 2014, to download case data from the new “Historic Records Report” if they want to retain transaction data that is more than ten years old. For more information and guidance on downloading the Historic Records Report, see the Fact Sheet and Instructions for Downloading.