Immigration laws are complex, and many parents hire nannies who are not legally authorized to work in the United States. The consequences of hiring an undocumented immigrant can be severe. First, parents may be fined. Second, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement may arrest and deport a nanny to his or her home country. To avoid these negative consequences, follow the simple steps in this article.
First, check the immigration status of your nanny on or before the first day of his or her work. To do so, ask him or her to complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
Form I-9 is straightforward. In the first section, the nanny must provide his or her name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number. The nanny must also indicate his or her immigration status and sign and date the document. In the second section, the parents indicate … Read More