Immigration Matters: The Form I-9 and E-verify Program Needs Special Discussion

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Experts at AudioSolutionz are discussing the why, how and what of the I-9 form and E-verify program in their Audio Conference. Is the shady economy going to get better?

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After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Immigration and Naturalization service was replaced by the Department of Homeland Security and enforcement became more of a concern for those living here without legal status.

The Immigrations Reform and Control Act enacted in 1986 definitely needed a major overhaul as almost 30 million immigrants entered US illegally since then. The CEO of Marek Brothers in Texas, Stan Marek exclaimed, ‘after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Immigration and Naturalization service was replaced by the Department of Homeland Security and enforcement became more of a concern for those living here without legal status.’

The IRCA mandated employers to verify the ‘facially present’ documentation of the new employees so as to authenticate their identity and legal authorization before accepting employment in the US. Thus the I-9 form was born making it mandatory for employees to fill the form at the time of hire. E-verify followed soon, entering the market as a free program run by the US government to compare information from Form I-9 with data in US government records. The employees whose information matched would become eligible to work in US. However, in cases of mismatch, the employer would be alerted by E-verify. Though the employee would be allowed to work during this period, he/she should contact an appropriate agency to resolve the problem within 8 government work days from the referral date.

The program structure was different under President Bush, however, President Obama changed the tactics where agents are to visit businesses to audit and see the I-9s of every employee. In case there are problems, they will be given a period within which they have to resolve the problem or else get terminated.

Currently, an estimated 11 million workers are expected to fail, should there be a stringent E-verify check or a DHS I-9 Audit.* Many of these workers take chances in the hope of not getting caught, and the rest of them become independent contractors in the shadow economy. It is due to these considerations that the 1986 Act needed a major overhaul.

In 2013, the United States Senate passed a bill named Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Moderation Act of 2013, S.774. Once enacted and signed into the law, the bill would create a large scale overhaul of the US Immigration system that it has seen in last 25 years. The bill would also create stringent measures of enforcement and deportation and would make E-verify compulsory for employees.

Major hurdles are to remain where politics and group decisions are concerned. However, the immigration system approach is being discussed by the right people gives hope that the situation would soon be resolved, and American organizations would get to work with a legitimate crew.

Dayna J. Reum, the Payroll Tax Manager at PetSmart Inc. is going to speak in a live audio conference, ‘Tackling the new Form I-9’ organized by, country’s leading business enhancing information provider. Dayna would provide tools which will help you understand the complex form of I-9 better and also understand the various sections of I-9. She would also be talking about what E-verify is, how it works and what is its value to the employees.

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