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What businesses need to know about changes to I-9 forms

As of January 22, 2017, there is a new version of the I-9 form that all employers must use when hiring a new employee to verify their ability to work in the United States of America. The new form must also be used when reverifying expired employment authorization of a current employee.

A closer look: permanent residency (green card) eligibility

Although a family member or employer often petitions U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for permanent residency on an immigrant’s behalf, there are other ways to qualify. Depending on the immigrant visa preference category, however, the wait time may range from months to years.

Can undocumented immigrant farm workers qualify for a visa?

One of the areas that might be affected by the new presidential administration is immigration law. In particular, President-elect Donald Trump has made statements about deporting undocumented immigrants. How those statements might take shape remains to be seen. In the meantime, a local commentator suggests that business visas offered to undocumented migrant farm workers might help Tennessee’s agricultural industry.

Does your immigration status affect your employment rights?

In some instances, criminal charges might prompt separate scrutiny from immigration officials. In the event of a felony conviction, immigration officials might even commence a deportation proceeding against a non-citizen or undocumented immigrant.

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