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2.5.6 Employment of Foreign Nationals (Aliens)

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) imposes obligations on employers in regard to the hiring of aliens and the record keeping of information pertaining to all new hires.  The Division of Human Resources must approve all new hires to ensure each employee has the right to work in the United States.  Some Aliens are automatically entitled to work according to the terms of their visa status, while others must request permission to work. 
 
All new employees and rehires (within a year of termination), must execute an Immigration and Naturalization Service Form I-9, certifying that they have permission to work.  Foreign employees, including student workers, must have, or have applied for, a Social Security number in order to be employed by the University.  Foreign workers are advised to apply for a Social Security number and card, and if it has already been applied for, to provide the University with additional information, including the worker's full name, address, date of birth, place of birth, father's full name, mother's full maiden name, gender, and the date he or she applied for a Social Security number.