Tag Archives: E-Verify

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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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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No Summer Vacation for I-9 Compliance

The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Discrimination (OSC) has been very busy in the last few weeks. While many employers and their employees have been enjoying traditional August vacations, the OSC has been conducting investigations, bringing suit and … Continue reading

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New I-9 Form Finally Released- 60 Day Grace Period for Implementation

The long awaited NEW Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13) has finally been released by USCIS.  After months of reviewing over 6,000 comments, USCIS has finalized the new form with some key changes: New data fields, including the employee’s … 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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President Obama Lays Out White House Vision for Immigration Reform

The White House’s FACT SHEET  lays out a very similar plan to the one proposed yesterday by the bipartisan Gang of 8 in the Senate. (See the Immigrationist’s Post on the Senate Proposal).  The President’s plan includes the following themes: Strengthening Border … Continue reading

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Senate Gang of 8 Offers Bipartisan- Comprehensive Immigration Reform Framework

Democratic Senators Schumer (D-NY), Durbin (D-IL), Menendez(D-NJ), Bennet (D-CO) and Republican Senators Graham (R-SC), Rubio (R-FL), Flake (R-AZ) and McCain (R-AZ), also known as the “Gang of 8” have released a bi-partisan framework for immigration reform.   The 5 page … Continue reading

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