Immigration reform was a hot topic in Washington during the first half of 2007, but Congress ultimately failed to pass legislation to tighten enforcement of decades-old laws that regulate which foreign-born workers are eligible to work in the United States.
Together, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 and the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 govern U.S. immigration policy.
U.S. employers must complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for each new employee to establish identity and legal work status. Employers can only hire only people who are eligible to work legally in this country.
New employees must fill out Section 1—providing documentation of their eligibility to work—on their first day. Employers must complete Section 2—asserting that the documentation appears legitimate—within three days after the person begins employment. Failing to complete I-9 forms ...(register to read more)