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Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas: Illinois

Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Lindsey M. Hogan, Stacey Smiricky and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Although Illinois employers are not obligated to participate in the Employment Eligibility Verification (E-Verify) program, those that do are prohibited from certain actions. See E-Verify Program.
  • The Illinois Human Rights Act contains discrimination protections pertaining to citizenship and work authorization status. See Discrimination Protections.