Employers have until August 30, 2023, to conduct in-person physical verification of identity and employment eligibility documentation for all employees who were onboarded using remote virtual verification between March 20, 2020 and July 31, 2023.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that, as of April 1, 2023, USCIS will accept the self-identified gender marker for individuals requesting immigration benefits.
On May 4, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) announced that employers have 30 days to reach I-9 compliance after COVID-19 flexibilities end on July 31, 2023.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has officially implemented its “Simplified Arrival” program that was piloted in various cities from 2021 to 2022 to streamline the arrival process for international travelers.
The latest Spring Statement of Changes of Immigration Rules has set out important developments that employers should be on top of, as have Budget day Treasury announcements and a new addition to the rules around Scale-up visas just published.