E-Verify will be rolling out new E-Verify Memorandums of Understanding geared toward the various types of E-Verify access methods. While the enrollment process remains unaltered, new users must sign the new MOUs, which become available on December 8, 2013. It is important to note that existing users, who are not required to sign the new MOUs, are nonetheless bound to the rules of the new MOUs. However, existing users will want to review the new versions as readability has been improved, making the MOUs far more accessible to users.
New TPS Extension for Somali Nationals
An 18 month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for eligible Somali nationals. The additional extension will go into effect March 18, 2014 and expires on September 17, 2015. For Somalis currently in TPS who wish to extend their status they must re-register between November 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. They may also apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for the duration of the extension. Applicants must complete a Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status and pay for the biometrics fee (or submit a fee waiver), though the application fee has been waived.