September 28, 2020

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September 28, 2020

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City of Springfield, Missouri Reaches Settlement to Strike Down E-Verify Requirement

On September 20, the City of Springfield, Missouri settled a lawsuit with four local companies who challenged the city’s ordinance requiring the use of E-Verify, contending that the measure violated the Constitution and state and federal law. The settlement removes the E-Verify requirement and requires the city to pay the companies more than $45,000 in legal fees. The Springfield City Council is now expected to adopt a new ordinance that will update city laws to comply with the judgment.

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Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Northern Virginia, Immigration Law Attorney

Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez focuses her practice on global business immigration matters. She advises corporate and individual clients in a variety of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant cases. She advises corporations on Form I-9 and E-Verify employment verification matters, including compliance audits, due diligence for corporate restructuring, and immigration-related defense in connection with worksite enforcement investigations. Nataliya also conducts Form I-9 and E-Verify trainings and frequently authors articles regarding immigration compliance issues. She...