USCIS Reminds Employers About Complete Form I-9

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminded all employers that they are required to complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification to verify their new hires' identity and employment eligibility.  The Department of Homeland Security Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) partnered and published guidance for employers on internal Form I-9 audits in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). 

The guidance gives important information for employers, including:

The purpose and scope of an internal audit

Considerations before conducting internal audits

How to avoid conducting internal audits that are discriminatory

What information should be communicated to employees during an internal audit

Procedure for correcting errors or omissions

The entire Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits to help ensure internal audits are conducted properly can be found at

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