TheVISAGeek™ is the pen name for Ann L. Lipson, a U.S. Immigration attorney with 25+ years experience.
Ann represents and advises business and individual clients worldwide from her base in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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San Jose Office
111 N. Market St., Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
San Francisco Office
201 Spear St., Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94015
Monterey Bay Office
1005 Pau Hana Dr.
Soquel, CA 9507
I-9 Form revised 3/8/13 is the version that employers must use for all employees U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a press release today regarding the revised I-9 form that they issued in March, 2013. The revised form must now be used for all new hires and re-verifications. The new I-9 forms may be… read more
Mistakes on I-9 forms can be corrected as long as “transparency” and “accountability” are evident. In the face of growing and expansive multi-faceted ICE audits of employers’ records, the question often arises whether it is too late to make corrections to Forms I-9 when errors are spotted during the course of a regularly scheduled I-9… read more
Onsite raids are not the only tactic in ICE’s enforcement toolkit In a new twist to the I-9 enforcement process, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has ordered audits of the hiring records of hundreds of employers. As of March 29, 2012, ICE had notified 500 businesses “of all… read more
Simple steps can avoid big problems for employers during a worksite I-9 audit When an employer faces an ICE worksite audit, our office typically receives a frantic call from the employer who has only a few days to provide ICE with the company’s I-9 forms. A worksite I-9 audit is undoubtedly a stressful and frustrating… read more
Be prepared for a visit from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with a voluntary Form I-9 audit The usual scenario for a voluntary I-9 audit is when an employer frantically calls our office in the face of a mandatory ICE audit with only a few days to spare before the company’s I-9 forms must be… read more
Questions and Answers: Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Effective All employers are required to use the revised Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification and re-verification effective April 3, 2009. Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder that effective April 3, 2009, all U.S. employers are required to use the revised Form… read more