Looking for COVID-19 Resources? Bridge is here to help!
Blog
Back to Blog

COVID-19 Update: I-9 and Border Closure Extensions

Sarah Huddleston
Client Services Associate

I-9 Extensions

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced another 30-day extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. The expiration date for these accommodations is now July 19. The original announcement from March can be found here.

Employers are reminded that these Form I-9 accommodations only apply to employers and workplaces that are operating 100% remotely in light of COVID-19. Please refer to our previous article outlining this provision here.

Additionally, as in the previous extension, employers who were served Notices of Inspection (NOIs) for their Form I-9s in March 2020 and have not already responded, are granted an additional extension of 30 days to respond. However, ICE confirmed that this will be the final extension relative to NOIs served by ICE during the month of March 2020. DHS indicated that they will provide updated guidance as needed, and that employers are required to monitor the DHS and ICE websites for additional updates.

Canada, the U.S., and Mexico Extend Border Closures

On June 16th, Canada, the U.S., and Mexico agreed to extend their border closures through July 21st. Non-essential travel will not be permitted at ports of entry, but essential travel will still be permitted, and includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult a Bridge-affiliated partner attorney or another qualified legal professional.

Tags:

More from the Blog

H-1B Cap 2022 (FY 2023) How the Process Works on Bridge

Discover what is the H-1B cap lottery process is and how it works on the Bridge platform.

Read Story

Tips for the 2022 (FY 2023) H-1B Lottery

An overview of what is the H-1B lottery, how the H-1B lottery process works, which employees might qualify and some key dates to consider for the FY2023 H-1B lottery

Read Story

Presenting the Job Bank - A new Bridge Feature

We are releasing the Job Bank feature to improve role standardization, forecasting, and talent management within your immigration workflows.

Read Story