USCIS Requests Public Comment On Proposed Changes To Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requesting public comments on proposed changes to Form I-9 and I-9 instructions. Employers use Form I-9 to verify the employment eligibility of all employees. Public comments are due to USCIS by May 29, 2012. See:

One proposed change would require employers to record the following information on the I-9 if the employee presents List A documentation consisting of a passport and an F or J I-94 (but not if the student or exchange visitor presents an EAD card as List A documentation):

"If the employee is a student or exchange visitor who presented a foreign passport with a Form I-94, the employer should also enter in Section 2:

(1) The student’s Form I-20 or DS-2019 number (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System-SEVIS number) and

(2) The program end date from the Form I-20 or the employment authorization expiration date from the DS-2019."