Remote verification of immigrant worker eligibility.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering permanently allowing businesses to remotely verify immigrant employees’ eligibility to work in the United States.
DHS released a proposal in the Federal Register that would allow the agency to expand its temporary program that was used during the pandemic.
Federal immigration law requires employers to physically inspect immigrant workers’ eligibility documents within three days after being hired.
The proposal last week would not make a specific verification program,
But it would allow DHS to explore other options for doing so.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday said it is considering permanently allowing businesses to remotely verify some immigrant employees’
Eligibility to work in the U.S.,
Saying a shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic is likely here to stay.