The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has made available a summary of the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2164), which was introduced into the House of Representatives this past June by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX).
The bill, if passed into law in its current form, would change the existing employment verification process by, among other things:
- Limiting the documents that may be provided for I-9 purposes.
- Mandating an E-Verify style system for all employers called the Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS).
- Introducing retention requirements for the EEVS verification form in line with those for maintaining I-9 forms currently.
- Creating a new felony crime for individuals who misuse a Social Security Number.
- Mandating EEVS reverification in conjunction with I-9 reverification.
The entire 8-page summary, which is still in draft form, is available for your view on my web site at "AILA Summary of Legal Workforce Act H.R. 2164" on the Helpful Links page.