Skip to Content

Rule

Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification; Correction

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 10455

AGENCY:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS.

ACTION:

Interim rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

On December 17, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an interim rule in the Federal Register amending its regulations governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents and receipts for completion of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. On February 3, 2009, USCIS delayed the effective date of the interim rule until April 3, 2009. On February 23, 2009, DHS published a final rule that amended the same section of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as the interim rule, resulting in an inadvertent error in the interim rule's amendatory language. This document corrects that inadvertent error.

DATES:

Effective Date: This correction is effective April 3, 2009.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Stephen McHale, Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 470 L'Enfant Plaza East, SW., Suite 8001, Washington, DC 20529-2600, telephone (888) 464-4218 or e-mail at Everify@dhs.gov.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Need for Correction

On December 17, 2008, DHS published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 73 FR 76505. The interim rule amended 8 CFR 274a.2 by revising paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A).

On February 3, 2009, DHS published a document in the Federal Register at 74 FR 5899, delaying the effective date of the December 17th interim rule until April 3, 2009, and extending the comment period until March 4, 2009. This extension was necessary to allow for further review and consideration of the interim rule by DHS officials.

On February 23, 2009, DHS published a final rule in the Federal Register at 74 FR 7993, providing for employer-specific employment authorization for certain aliens lawfully enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces. The final rule became effective on February 23, 2009, and amended 8 CFR 274a.2 by:

  • Adding and reserving paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(6) and by
  • Adding paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(7).

Since the December 17th interim rule becomes effective after the February 23rd final rule, the amendatory language revising 8 CFR 274a.2(b)(1)(v)(A) in the interim rule would inadvertently remove the new paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(7) of the final rule. This correction will fix that inadvertent error.

Correction of Publication

Start Amendment Part

Accordingly, the publication on December 17, 2008 (

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 274a—CONTROL OF EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS

[Corrected]
End Part Start Amendment Part

1. On page 76511, in the first column, instruction 2d should be revised to read: “Revising paragraphs (b)(1)(v)(A)(

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

2. On page 76511, in the first column, add an instruction immediately after instruction 2d to read: “Paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A) is further amended by removing the period at the end of paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(6) and adding a “; “ in its place.

End Amendment Part Start Signature

Dated: March 5, 2009.

Michael Aytes,

Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. E9-5164 Filed 3-10-09; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 9111-97-P