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Expired Form I-9 Still in Use Until Further Notice From USCIS

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The most recent version of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification has an expiration date of August 31, 2019. A new I-9 form version is in the works, but USCIS has not yet finalized or released it for use by employers. Until USCIS publishes the new Form I-9 version, employers must continue to timely and properly complete Form I-9 for all new hires by using the existing I-9 version (showing an issue date of 07/17/17 at the bottom and a 08/31/2019 expiration date at the top).

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New Public Benefits Rule Affecting Legal Immigration

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01/27/2020 UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an order staying most injunctions related to the new public charge rule, except for the one previously issued by the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  This means that, while the litigations surrounding the public charge rule continue to be pending, the Trump administration can begin implementing the new rule in all states except Illinois.  The Supreme Court’s decision was not based on whether the public charge rule is constitutional or whether it will actually survive by the end of the litigation(s).  Instead, the Supreme Court allowed the rule to go into effect because, in its opinion, the lower courts had no authority to issue nationwide injunctions because such a practice would exceed the scope of the lawsuits before them.  The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois had only limited its injunction to the State of Illinois, instead of nationwide.  We will continue to monitor this matter closely and we will provide updates as they unfold.  For now, applicants for permanent residence should expect increased scrutiny and regarding prior use of public benefits, and additional hurdles to overcome a presumption that they will become dependent on public assistance.

10/11/2019 UPDATE:
 A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the Trump administration from implementing the new public charge rule.  In his decision, the judge found that Plaintiffs will likely be successful in showing that the proposed rule is arbitrary and capricious, that it violates the Immigration and Nationality Act, and that it is not consistent with the intent Congress had when it enacted the existing public charge law.  In addition, the judge found that the proposed rule may also violate the Rehabilitation Act because it appears to discriminate against individuals with disabilities.  Therefore, the new public charge rule is not taking effect on October 15, 2019, as it has been blocked pending additional litigation.  The injunction applies nationwide.

We will continue to monitor this issue and will provide updates as additional developments emerge.

On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security published its highly anticipated final rule defining how an immigration applicant may be deemed a public charge, and what public benefits would disqualify applicants from legally immigrating to the U.S. or from extending or changing their legal temporary immigration status.  If implemented, the final rule could penalize foreign nationals who are seeking legal status, including those who are already legally present in the U.S. or who are trying to come legally in the first place, and who obtain certain government-funded benefits that federal law otherwise expressly allows.

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Another ESOP Brewery in Oregon

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As we have written in this space before, many ESOPs are borne from word of mouth.  That is one of the reasons why we see so many ESOPs in the craft brewing world.  The most recent example is detailed here.  Breakside Brewing of Portland, Oregon is now 30% employee-owned through an ESOP.  

Oregon is also the home of another prominent ESOP-owned brewery- Deschutes Brewing.

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TN Work Visa under the NAFTA Agreement

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Many people are familiar with some of the common work visas we have on the books, such as H-1B for skilled workers, H-2B for temporary or seasonal non-agricultural workers, or the H-2A seasonal agricultural visa, among others.  But many employers can benefit from a lesser-used classification available pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  

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