Immigration is a hot topic these days. As an employer, you are charged with your own type of “immigration enforcement,” as you are required to verify that every person you hire is legally authorized to work in the U.S.
The Department of Homeland Security oversees the employment eligibility verification process. The Immigration and Nationality Act requires all employers to verify the identity and eligibility of everyone hired in the U.S. after November of 1986. This is done by completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.