Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a Spanish-language myE-Verify to give Spanish speaking employees and job seekers access to identity theft protection features for the E-Verify process. A Spanish-language version of this announcement is at http://www.uscis.gov/es/noticias/uscis-lanza-mye-verify-en-espanol-y-amplia-servicios.
“Since its inception, myE-Verify has provided employees with valuable online tools and resources regarding the employment eligibility verification process,” USCIS Director León Rodríguez stated in news release about the announcement (Spanish-language version). “We are delighted to release our myE-Verify services for our Spanish-language customers.”
The USCIS – the government agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States – also announced the addition of Case Tracker and Case History services to the English and Spanish myE-Verify websites. The new Spanish-language myE-Verify will have the following services that are currently available on the English-language myE-Verify launched in 2014:
- myE-Verify accounts – Employees and job seekers in the U.S. can set up free and secure personal accounts to manage the use of their information in E-Verify and Self Check.
- Self Lock – myE-Verify account holders can lock their Social Security numbers in E-Verify to prevent others from using their identities in E-Verify.
- Self Check – Individuals can confirm their own employment eligibility by checking databases that E-Verify queries.
- Resource Center – This section of the myE-Verify site contains information in multimedia formats to educate employees about their rights and the responsibilities of employers in the eligibility verification process.
myE-Verify is also introducing two new services and these new features are available nationwide in both English and Spanish:
- Case History – myE-Verify account holders can generate a report to see when their data was used in E-Verify.
- Case Tracker – Individuals can track the status of their E-Verify case using the case verification number. While Case History does require users to create an account, Case Tracker does not.
The USCIS is inviting the public to participate in a virtual forum on Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss myE-Verify’s new features and current resources that assist workers in protecting their identities and understanding their rights. For more information, visit http://www.uscis.gov/outreach/mye-verify-has-something-everyone.
E-Verify is a free web-based service from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) used by over 600,000 employers to confirm the employment eligibility of newly hired workers. For more information about E-Verify, visit http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. To learn more about myE-Verify, visit http://www.uscis.gov/myE-Verify.
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