If 2017 is any indication, the new year will bring a fresh cascade of changes – both announced and unannounced, anticipated and unanticipated – in the business immigration landscape. Few, if any, of these changes are expected to be good news for U.S. businesses and the foreign workers they employ.
The newly revised Form I-9 adds data fields, including the employee’s foreign passport information, telephone and email address; improves and expands the form’s instructions (now six pages); and revises the form layout to two pages, one for the employee and one for the employer.
Employers should begin using the new Form I-9 immediately, but are required to use it beginning May 7, 2013. On that date, all prior versions of Form I-9 – (Rev. 08/07/09) Y and (Rev. 02/02/09) N – will become invalid.