E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program Receives 111 Million Dollars in Funding from Congress

Both houses of Congress have agreed on legislation – H.R. 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 – that includes a grant of $111,924,000 to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for necessary expenses for the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program. To read the full text of H.R. 933, visit http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr933/text.

H.R. 933 makes appropriations for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013. The legislation is currently enrolled in the House of Representatives and has yet to be signed off by President Obama.

E-Verify is a free web-based system compares information from the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 that all newly hired workers must fill out to government records in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) databases. For more information about E-Verify, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/e-verify.

While participation in E-Verify is still voluntary for many businesses in the United States, employers with federal contracts or subcontracts must use the system. E-Verify usage is also required by law in several U.S. states and the list continues to grow. A current E-Verify Legislation Map is available at http://www.trackercorp.com/everify-legislation-map.php.

The trend of new E-Verify state laws adding to the already confusing patchwork of regulations for employers was one of the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2013’ list featuring emerging and influential trends in the background check industry selected by Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. The full list is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/Top-Ten-Background-Check-Trends-for-2013.php.

A Designated E-Verify Employer Agent such as Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) may help businesses comply with E-Verify/Form I-9 regulations. For more information about E-Verify services from ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/formi9.php.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening provider accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). For more information about ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ or call Toll Free 888.999.4474.

Source: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr933/text

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