THE LAW. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 makes it your responsibility to hire only people who can legally work in the United States. That includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and aliens authorized to work in the country. IRCA requires employers to verify workers' identity and employment eligibility by completing an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) for each new hire.
The U.S. Labor Department and the newly renamed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) enforce IRCA. (The CIS is the successor agency to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which until recently was known as the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigra-tion Services.)
WHAT'S NEW. Anti-terrorism initiatives are having a far-reaching impact on U.S. immigration laws. This has not only affected immigrants of all types, from green card holders to frequent visitors, but also employers of foreign workers and organi...(register to read more)