Category Archives: E-Verify

News on State and Federal E-Verify laws, policies and enforcement actions

New E-Verify SSN Safeguard May Be More Harm than Help

On Monday, November 18, 2013, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced the release of a new E-Verify enhancement designed to combat identity fraud. The enhancement is designed to detect and prevent the fraudulent use of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) to gain … Continue reading

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Compliance Week: Immigration Compliance Audits Hit Record High Levels

In this November 19, 2013 article by Jaclyn Jaeger for Compliance Week, I discuss the importance of internal I-9 compliance, including centralizing a company’s I-9 function, and conducting internal audits.  Read the full article:immigration-compliance-audits-hit  

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SHUTDOWN Impact: USCIS, DOL, E-Verify, Consulates & More

Applications and Interviews: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Is Not Affected USCIS operations are fully funded by application fees paid when applications are filed, so the agency is not affected by federal budget negotiations. As a result, all USCIS … Continue reading

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Bill to make E-Verify Permanent Introduced in the Senate

The first bill of the annual “let’s make E-Verify permanent” ritual has been introduced in the Senate. The  Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act of 2013 would permanently fund the E-Verify program and make it a national mandate for all employers. E-Verify … Continue reading

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E-Verify Adds Florida DMV Database to Records Check

90% of persons completing the I-9 form provide a driver’s license and social security card. As a result of this high number, it has long been a goal of USCIS to have state Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) records included … Continue reading

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Immigration Trends to Watch in 2013 – Part 2

In Part 1,  I looked at the Employment Based  trends to watch in 2013, including the H-1B Cap, EB-2 and EB-3 backlogs as well as the possibility of backlogs in EB-5. With the unemployment rate ticking slowly down and signs of life … Continue reading

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Justice Department Steps up E-Verify Information Campagin fro Workers

The Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) released an informational flyer for workers entitled “Know Your Rights! What You Need to Know about E-Verify.” The document starts out by notifying employees that employers … Continue reading

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