As healthcare organizations in the US continue to rely on international nurses for their staff, it is essential to stay updated with the latest immigration regulations. In particular, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in policies regarding Form I-9 flexibilities, and it is crucial to have an experienced immigration law firm on your side to navigate these changes.
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS-ICE) released updates regarding the conclusion of COVID-19-related Form I-9 flexibilities. These flexibilities allowed employers to inspect Section 2 documents remotely and provide extra time for employees to present documents in-person for verification. However, as of May 31, 2021, these flexibilities will no longer be in effect, and employers will need to return to in-person inspections and comply with the regular Form I-9 requirements.
For healthcare organizations, this means ensuring that all nurses and other employees have completed their Form I-9 correctly and within the required timeframe. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines and legal issues, which can be detrimental to the operations of a healthcare facility.
That’s why having an immigration law firm on your side can make all the difference when it comes to hiring international nurses and staying on top of the latest regulations. A dedicated immigration team can provide guidance to ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner, avoiding any issues that could arise from non-compliance.
Additionally, immigration law firms can help healthcare organizations stay up-to-date with ongoing changes to immigration policies and regulations, which can be complex and confusing for those who are not familiar with them. By staying informed and prepared, healthcare organizations can navigate the immigration process with ease and avoid any costly mistakes.
In conclusion, as the healthcare industry continues to face challenges related to staffing, it’s essential to have a reliable and experienced immigration law firm on your side. At VisaMadeEZ, we specialize in helping healthcare organizations hire international nurses, manage their Form I-9 process and navigate the US immigration system. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your nurse staffing goals while complying with all immigration regulations.