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DHS Further Extends Flexibility in I-9 Compliance Rules

On June 16, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a second extension of its prior guidance relaxing the in-person verification requirements of Form I-9 for employers operating remotely due to COVID-19. The original guidance was adopted for an initial 60-day term, but its expiration was subsequently extended to June 19, 2020. ICE has now indicated that due to continued precautions related to COVID-19, this policy is once again extended for an additional 30 days, setting the policy to expire on July 19, 2020.

The policy continues to extend only to employers operating 100 percent remotely due to COVID-19. In addition, employers on which ICE served notices of inspection (NOIs) during the month of March 2020 will be granted an additional 30-day extension to respond to such NOIs. This additional 30-day extension brings the total available extension period for responding to such NOIs to 120 days from March 19, 2020.

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Caroline Page Immigration Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
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Caroline Page joined the firm as an associate in January 2020, where she practices in the area of business immigration law.  She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude.  Caroline received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 2016.

Prior to joining the firm, Caroline worked as the Patents & Contracts Manager for the University of South Carolina’s Technology Commercialization Office where she reviewed intellectual property-related...

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Curtis Chow, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Immigration Attorney
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Curtis Y. Chow is a member of the Immigration, International, and Employment Practice Groups of Ogletree Deakins, representing employers in all aspects of U.S. immigration law and compliance, as well as international employment matters.  Based in the Columbia, South Carolina office, Curtis represents clients across the United States and internationally in a broad range of industries, including technology, retail, manufacturing, automotive, air transportation, biotechnology/biopharmaceuticals, education, entertainment, and professional services.

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Lee Depret-Bixio joined Ogletree Deakins in 2003 and she practices exclusively in the area of business immigration law.  She assists U.S. and foreign companies in obtaining and maintaining employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for key employees and assists clients with state and federal employment verification (I-9) compliance and enforcement issues. Having lived and worked in France for several years, Ms. Depret-Bixio is fluent in French.

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