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Update on Status of Changes to Soon-To-Expire Form I-9

The I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form, that employers have been using since July 2017 is set to expire on August 31, 2019. Until USCIS makes any additional announcements on I-9 Central, employers should plan to continue to use the current form.

In preparation for the form’s expiration, USCIS initiated a 60-day comment period on its plan to extend the Form I-9 without making any changes in March 2019. Twenty-one comments were received. Since the Form I-9 has so many traps for the unwary, requests for some changes and clarifications were to be expected. In light of the comments received, USCIS decided to extend the comment period for an additional 30 days until July 6, 2019.

It has been reported that if the new comments are extensive, USCIS will likely just extend the use of the current Form I-9 until decisions can be made about any possible changes to the form itself or the M-274, Handbook for Employers.

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Amy L. Peck, Immigration Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Worksite Compliance Lawyer

Amy L. Peck is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She dedicates her practice exclusively to immigration law and worksite compliance, and she is Co-Leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.

Ms. Peck is one of 21 Directors elected to serve on the 14,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Board of Governors. She currently is serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council.

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Michael Neifach is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a recognized leader on immigration, visa and border security matters, and he is Co-Leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.

Mr. Neifach has held senior positions at the White House Homeland Security Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He served as General Counsel at ICE from July 2007 through January 2009. Following his government service, Mr. Neifach oversaw the Immigration, Compliance, and Homeland Security practice at a boutique immigration law firm until joining Jackson Lewis.

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