July 18, 2020
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In order to safely accommodate distancing and remote teleworking during the pandemic, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced special flexibility for employers with regard to completing the physical inspection component of the Form I-9 Section 2. This accommodation was originally set to expire on May 19, but was extended in May and June, and has been extended once more. The new expiration date for the remote inspection of identifying documents accommodation is now August 19, 2020.
On the other hand, ICE also announced that there would be no further extensions granted to employers who received notices of inspection (NOI) from the agency during the month of March 2020. Previously, employers who were served NOIs during March and had not yet responded were granted an automatic 60-day extension from the effective date. However, no further extensions have been granted.
- Review the USCIS’s Temporary Policies Related to COVID-19.
- Update Form I-9 procedures where appropriate.
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