E-Verify is a web-based system through which employers electronically confirm the employment eligibility of their employees.
In the process, employers create cases based on information taken from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The system then electronically compares that information to records available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). The employer usually receives a response within a few seconds either confirming the employee’s employment eligibility or indicating that the employee needs to take further action to complete the case.
The program is administered by SSA and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS facilitates compliance with U.S. immigration law by providing program support, user support, training and outreach, and developing innovative technological solutions in employment eligibility verification.
Visit the E-Verify data page for in-depth information on the program, including performance and usage statistics, reports, system enhancements, and the participating employer search tool.
Below are some links discussing and containing information on the program in which our law firm and some of our corporate clients participate.
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E-Verify General Resources
- E-Verify Page (USCIS)
- Employee Rights and Responsabilities (USCIS)
- How to Correct Your Immigration Records after Resolving a Tentative Nonconfirmation
- myE-Verify (USCIS)
- MyE-Verify – A Good Tool For Employers To Avoid I-9 Fines
- Participating Employers (USCIS)
- Employee Rights Toolkit
- Federal Contractor Q and A’s
- Quick Reference Guide for Employers (June 2018)
- User Manual for Employers (Updated June 2013)
- User Manual for Federal Contractors (Updated June 2013)
- Employer DOs and DON’Ts (Justice Department) (Revised 3-21-11)
- How Do I Use E-Verify? (USCIS) (August 2008)
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Carl Shusterman served as an INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) before opening a firm specializing exclusively in US immigration law. He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law who has testified as an expert witness before the US Senate Immigration Subcommittee. Carl was featured in the February 2018 edition of SuperLawyers Magazine.
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