immigration lawEmployers Should Review USCIS Fillable Forms I-9 Completed Based on Download From USCIS Website Between November 14 and November 17, 2016 for Social Security Number Glitch

Any employer who used the revised fillable Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, downloaded from the USCIS website between November 14 and November 17, 2016 should review those forms to ensure that their employees’ Social Security numbers appear correctly in Section 1. USCIS announced on April 17th that there was a temporary “glitch” when the revised fillable Form I-9 was first published on November 14, 2016. Numbers entered in the Social Security number field were transposed when employees completed and printed Section 1 using a computer.

For a full discussion about where the transposed numbers will appear on the form as well as how the USCIS wishes employers to remedy it, please:

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United States District Court Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Withholding Federal Funds From Sanctuary Cities

On April 25, 2017, United States District Court Judge William Orrick imposed a temporary injunction on any attempts by the Trump administration to enforce portions of an executive order that called for the withholding of federal funds from sanctuary cities.

The executive order, which President Trump signed in January, directed the Attorney General to withhold funds from any state that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security designated as a “sanctuary jurisdiction” and to take “appropriate enforcement action” against any jurisdiction with had “statute, policy, or practice that prevents or hinders the enforcement of Federal law.”

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