Immigration Newsletter

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Customs & Border Protection looking to eliminate the form I-94

www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=40897&utm_source=AILA+Mailing&utm_campaign=dbd3912dfc-AILA8_8_14_12&utm_medium=email

How could this possibly go wrong? I am generally in favor of less paperwork and streamlining administrative procedures. Getting rid of the I-94 card is a good idea (at least in theory) but it is a complicated issue to implement in real-life situations.

The I-94 form is often the best evidence a foreign national has to show that they are in the country legally and/or that they have permission to accept employment. The form I-94 is widely integrated into other government functions -- so it requires care in retiring it.