Immigration

Back in March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new temporary process to allow some employers to temporarily complete the Form I-9 process remotely for new hires during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Temporary Authorization lets employers complete Section 2 of Form I-9 by remotely reviewing the new hire’s identity and employment eligibility documents. DHS originally extended this Temporary Authorization until May 2020; however, because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, DHS has continued to extend the Temporary Authorization in increments. Currently, DHS has authorized these new procedures through March 31, 2021, or until three business days after…