What is Form I-9, and Who Must Comply?

All US Employers must complete a Form I-9 for each person hired after November 6, 1986. The Form I-9 was established into law under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The form requires employers to review and record data from the individual’s original identity and employment authorization document(s), and assess whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and related to the individual presenting them. In cases for subcontracted workers, subcontractors must be put on notice and sign off on a policy that requires properly documented workers.

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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).