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Immigration Law Compliance Policy

Wentworth is committed to complying with federal immigration laws. These laws require that all individuals pass an employment verification procedure prior to or within 3 days from the first day of employment. All offers of employment are conditional upon receipt of satisfactory evidence of an employee’s identity and legal authority to work in the United States

In accordance with federal immigration laws, Wentworth must verify, on a form provided by the Attorney General that anyone hired, recruited, or referred for employment is not an “unauthorized alien.” In order to check an applicant’s status, Wentworth requires sufficient documentation to establish the individual’s identity and authorization to work in this country. The documents reviewed by Wentworth must “reasonably appear” to be genuine, and may include a U.S. passport, certificate of citizenship and naturalization, resident alien card, certificate of birth (upon employment), a valid labor certificate issued by the Secretary of Labor, Social Security card, and driver’s license. Any employee who is returning to Wentworth after a break in service of one year or more must also renew their paperwork in Human Resources before they begin work. Employees without the necessary paperwork will not be allowed to continue work.

It is essential that all international students, scholars, and staff ensure that current INS paperwork is on file in the Human Resources Department. If an employee renews a Visa, I-20, I-90, or any other such paperwork, the employee must also renew their records of that paperwork in Human Resources.

Employees with questions or seeking more information on immigration law issues are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department. Employees may raise questions or complaints about immigration law compliance without fear of reprisal.