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28 Jul

July 2021 Federal HR Updates

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Acceptable I-9 Documentation Updated for Refugees and Asylees

Update Applicable to:
All employers

What happened?
On July 13, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services updated the Refugees and Asylees section Handbook for Employers.

What are the details?
Section 6.3 of the Handbook for Employers (M-274) has been updated with additional information reminding employers that refugees and asylees can present any acceptable documents in their possession.
Refugees and asylees are employment-eligible due to their status and are authorized to work indefinitely because their immigration status does not expire. They may present any List A document or combination of List B and List C documents from the Form I-9 Lists of Acceptable Documents to demonstrate identity and employment authorization. Employees may also present an acceptable receipt instead of the List A, B, or C document.

The full updated information can be read in full here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the updated information to stay in compliance with new hire processing of refugee’s and asylee’s documents.