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Apr 23, 2020

Homeland Security extends some employment authorizations


The Department of Homeland Security issued a news release to address immigration-related challenges related to the pandemic. As a result, employers may have some leeway when updating expiring Form I-9 documentation of employees who used an I-94 as proof of authorization to work. The DHS indicates if an individual files for a timely extension, employment authorizations with the same employer, subject to the same terms and conditions of the prior approval, will be automatically extended for up to 240 days after I-94 expiration. For additional information, visit:

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