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USCIS releases updated I-9 handbook for employers

  1. Original Date Announced

    April 27, 2020

    USCIS releases an updated "Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9" (M-274) to include both new guidance and clarification on existing policy guidance for employers completing I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Forms. [ID #595]

    USCIS New I-9 Handbook for Employers M-274
  2. Effective Date

    April 27, 2020
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    July 1, 2022

    6.9 Other Temporary Workers

    USCIS published new Form I-9 guidance in Section 6.9, Other Temporary Workers, of the M-274, Handbook for Employers. The guidance indicates that employees whose E and L nonimmigrant status derives from being the spouse of an E or L nonimmigrant can show Form I-94 as proof of employment authorization. A separate employment authorization document (EAD) is no longer required.

    Go to article on uscis.gov

Current Status

Partially in effect
July 1, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Employment Verification
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

Commentary

Documents

Trump-Era Policy Documents
Biden Administration Policy Documents

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