ICE Extends I-9 Virtual Verification through January 31, 2021

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As an early Christmas present to employers, on December 23, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced another extension until January 31, 2021 of the policy allowing remote or virtual verification of the documentation required for a Form I-9 when a workforce is working remotely. Originally, on March 19, 2020, due to COVID-19 precautions … Read more

How President-Elect Biden’s Immigration Plans will affect Employers?

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As we begin anew after four years of hell under President Trump’s anti-immigration policies, many are wondering what President-Elect Biden’s Immigration policies will look like. We have some guidance as Biden’s campaign website lists a number of his immigration plans. Furthermore, immigration attorneys are hopeful for a more immigration-friendly Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & … Read more

When Labor Law Overlaps with Immigration Law


An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found an employer was required to bargain with a union over the effects of Frontier’s decision to require employees to complete new I-9 forms and supply certain requested information. See Frontier Communications Corp, JD-42-20 (Oct. 14, 2020). As a former attorney for the … Read more

How did ICE Target Mississippi Food Processing Plants for Raids?

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As most people know by now, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), acting through Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), raided seven food processing plants in six small towns near Jackson, MS – Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie and Sebastapol and detained 680 mostly Latino workers. The companies raided were Koch Foods, Peco Foods, PH Food, Inc., … Read more

Dunkin’ Donuts Sues Franchisees Over Failure to Use E-Verify

Dunkin’ (which recently changed its name from Dunkin’ Donuts) has sued several franchisees with nine locations in Delaware and Pennsylvania in federal court, seeking to stop them from running their Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants after their franchise agreements were terminated over failure to properly determine their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States. These lawsuits … Read more

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