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• Representation before the INS nationwide and at American Consulates abroad.
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Over 34 years experience in successfully handling complex immigration matters.
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
announced a final rule that adopts, without change, an interim
rule to improve the integrity of the Employment Eligibility
Verification (Form I-9) process. USCIS received approximately
75 public comments in response to the interim rule, which has
been in effect since April 3, 2009.
The main changes made by the interim rule and adopted by the
final rule include: prohibiting employers from accepting expired documents; revising the list of acceptable documents by removing outdated documents and making technical amendments; and adding
documentation applicable to certain citizens of the Federated States
of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Employers must complete Form I-9 for all newly hired
employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in
the United States. The list of acceptable documents that employees may present to verify their identity and employment authorization is divided into three sections: List A documents, which
show identity and employment authorization; List B documents,
which show identity only; and List C documents, which show
employment authorization only.
The final rule is effective on May 16, 2011. Employers may continue to use the current version of the Form I-9 (Rev
08/07/2009) or the previous version (Rev 02/02/2009). The
Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form
I-9 (M-274) was updated on January 5, 2011, and is available for
review at www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf.
Congressional Research Service report to the
Congress on USCIS fees
Charging fees for federal government services has long been
practiced. Such fees have usually been charged for service cost
recovery only to individuals who use the service or benefit – so
called user fees. As immigration services grow in complexity,
questions arise over what service users should pay. The user fees
debate has produced two positions: (1) an agency should recov-
er all of its costs through user fees, and (2) an agency should only
recover costs directly associated with providing services. USCIS
last increased its fees for immigration and naturalization servic-
es in July 2007 by an average of 88 percent. At that time, cost
estimates by USCIS and the Government Accountability Office
found that the agency's pre-2007 fee structure was insufficient
to maintain proper service levels and avoid backlogs.
How USCIS should be funded remains a divisive issue. Fee
increase proponents, who favor greater agency cost recovery,
contend that US immigration services are a ‘good deal’ by world
standards. They also feel that the cost of processing immigrant
applications should not be borne by taxpayers, particularly during an economic downturn. Fee increase opponents, who favor
more focused cost recovery, are concerned about detrimental
impacts of fee increases on lower-income families, and further
believe that the push to make the agency entirely fee-reliant in
past years has increased the application backlog and promoted
backlog definition changes. Concerns of fee increase proponents
and opponents have acquired heightened significance with proposed comprehensive immigration reform.
USCIS obtains over 80 percent of its funding from fee revenue. After consistently declining from fiscal year 2003 to FY
2008, the portion of USCIS's budget from appropriations
increased consistently for fiscal years 2009, 2010, and 2011. In
its FY 2011 budget, the agency has requested additional funds to
defray the cost of military naturalizations and refugee and asylee
applications, thereby shifting this cost from immigration service
applicants to US taxpayers. Although the agency has been
appropriated several hundred million dollars in the past decade,
these appropriations have largely been directed toward specific
projects, such as the backlog reduction initiative.
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