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10/15/18

New Issue of E-Verify Connection Newsletter

The 44th edition of the E-Verify Connection newsletter (PDF) is here and includes articles about our E-Verify Employer Search Tool, our brand new text-to-subscribe service, and info for federal contractors and subcontractors. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay connected.

10/5/18

TPS Alert

On October 3, 2018, in Ramos, et al v. Nielsen, et al., No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018) (PDF, 458 KB), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS from implementing and enforcing the decisions to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, pending further resolution of the case. Additional guidance with respect to evidence regarding TPS status and employment authorization is forthcoming.

09/14/18

TPS for Somalia Extended for 18 Months; Employment Authorization Documents Automatically Extended Through March 16, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia has been extended for 18 months, through March 16, 2020. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between Aug. 27, 2018, and Oct. 26, 2018.

Given the timeframes for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of Somalia through March 16, 2019.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9 , Employment Eligibility Verification, follow this chart to determine which documents a current TPS beneficiary of Somalia may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADs.

Find more details on the extension of this TPS designation for Somalia page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

09/06/18

New Issue of E-Verify Connection Newsletter!

Stay up-to-date by subscribing to the E-Verify Connection (PDF) e-newsletter for employers and employees. The August 2018 issue highlights E-Verify compliance tips for federal contractors and subcontractors, the benefits of my E-Verify , the latest E-Verify enhancements, new E-Verify job aids, and more.

08/20/18

TPS for Yemen Extended for 18 Months; Employment Authorization Documents Automatically Extended Through March 2, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Yemen has been extended for 18 months, through March 3, 2020. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between Aug. 14, 2018, and Oct. 15, 2018.

Given the timeframes involved for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of Yemen through March 2, 2019.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9 , Employment Eligibility Verification, follow this chart to determine which documents a current TPS beneficiary of Yemen may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADs.

Find more details on the extension of this TPS designation for Yemen page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

08/02/18

Scam Alert: Fraudulent Form I-9 Requests

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has learned that employers have received scam emails that appear to come from USCIS requesting Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, information.

These scam emails come from a fraudulent email address: news@uscis.gov. This is not a USCIS email address. The body of the email may contain USCIS and Office of the Inspector General labels, your address and a fraudulent download button that links to a non-government web address (uscis-online.org). Do not respond to these emails or click the links in them.

If you believe that you received a scam email requesting Form I-9 information from USCIS, report it to the Federal Trade Commission. If you are not sure if it is a scam, forward the suspicious email to the USCIS webmaster. USCIS will review the emails received and share with law enforcement agencies as appropriate. Visit the Avoid Scams Initiative for more information on common scams and other important tips.

06/22/18

Change to Extension Period From 12 to 18 Months for Certain Form I-797 Receipt Notices

Beginning June 11, Form I-797 Receipt Notices for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, and Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, will be issued with an 18 month extension period. See the USCIS news alert for more information.

06/06/18

TPS for Honduras Terminated Effective Jan. 5, 2020; EADs Automatically Extended Through Jan. 1, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras, with a delayed effective date of 18 months, through Jan. 5, 2020.

Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status until the delayed effective date of the termination must re-register between June 5, 2018, and Aug. 6, 2018.

Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) before their current EADs expire. Accordingly, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Honduras through Jan. 1, 2019.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9 , Employment Eligibility Verification, follow the chart below to determine which documents a current TPS beneficiary of Honduras may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADS:
 

If the “Card Expires date on the employee’s EAD is:

Did they apply
for a new EAD?

Then, to complete Form I-9 , they may present
this Federal Register notice
OR
the following document(s):

Enter the new expiration date of the automatically extended EAD on Form I-9 :

You must reverify them before they start work on:

Jan. 5, 2018

Yes, they applied on or after Dec. 15, 2017, during the last reregistration period, but have not yet received their new EAD. (See note below.)

EAD that contains a category of
A12 or C19

 

AND

Notice of Action
(Form I-797C)
that contains:

 

  • Received Date
    on or after:
    Dec. 15, 2017
  • Class Requested or Eligibility Category:
    A12 or C19

Jan. 1, 2019

 

 

Jan. 2, 2019

July 5, 2018

Yes, they applied on or after June 5, 2018, during this reregistration period

EAD that contains a category of
A12 or C19

 

AND

Notice of Action
(Form I-797C)
that contains:

 

  • Received Date
    on or after:
    June 5, 2018
  • Class Requested or Eligibility Category:
    A12 or C19

Jan. 1, 2019

Jan. 2, 2019

July 5, 2018

Not yet

EAD with a category of A12 or C19

 

Jan. 1, 2019

Jan. 2, 2019

(Note: TPS beneficiaries who have an EAD with a Jan. 5, 2018, expiration date, but did not timely and properly apply for an EAD on or after Dec. 15, 2017, do not receive an automatic extension of their expired EAD.)

Find more details on the termination of this TPS designation for Honduras on I-9 Central and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

05/29/18

TPS for Nepal Will End June 24, 2019; EADs Automatically Extended Through Dec. 21, 2018

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal. She has authorized a delayed effective date of 12 months, through June 24, 2019.

Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status until TPS for Nepal ends must re-register between May 22 and July 23, 2018.

Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) before their current EADs expire. Accordingly, we have automatically extended the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Nepal through Dec. 21, 2018.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9 , Employment Eligibility Verification:

  • Refer to this Federal Register notice, which provides confirmation that your employee’s EAD is automatically extended for 180 days, until Dec. 21, 2018.
  • Employees may also present their EAD that has an expiration date of June 24, 2018, and a category code of “A-12” or “C-19,” along with Form I-797C that contains category code “A-12” or “C-19.” This combination is a List A document that is valid until Dec. 21, 2018.

Find more details on the termination of this TPS designation for Nepal on I-9 Central and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

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