In a last minute notice and delay, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is postponing, until April 3, 2009, the implementation of a new I-9 form and a revised list of acceptable documents to determine employment eligibility.  (For background, you can find my most recent post on the form here.)

The new forms were to go into effect today, February 2, 2009. Instead, it has instructed employers to continue to abide by the old rule and use the old form.

USCIS released a press release late last week in which it indicated that it was reopening the public comment period for 30 days. You can find the release here