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Federal Government Closure – Wednesday, Dec. 5

President Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to remember the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Accordingly, all U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices will be closed Wednesday. The E-Verify and Form I-9 Contact Center phone lines will not be available on Wednesday.

E-Verify will permit employees one additional day to resolve contested tentative nonconfirmations if the referral confirmation notice was issued between Nov. 20 and Dec. 5.

Employers should be aware that all Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, requirements remain in place, as do the E-Verify-enrolled employer’s requirement to create a case for a new employee no later than three business days after the employee’s first day employment.

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