Legislation Reintroduced in Senate to Require Mandatory E-Verify Use by U.S. Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has reintroduced the “Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act” to permanently authorize the Internet-based E-Verify system that helps employers determine whether their employees are authorized to work in the United States and to require mandatory use of E-Verify by employers to determine employment eligibility of workers, according …

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E-Verify Resumes Operations after Partial Government Shutdown Ends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification service has resumed operations after being unavailable for over a month due to a lapse in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that caused the longest United States federal government shutdown in history that lasted from December 22, 2018, …

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Form I-9 Audits and Worksite Arrests by ICE Surged in Fiscal Year 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the federal agency that enforces laws governing American border control – announced that criminal investigations, business audits, and arrests by ICE surged in fiscal year (FY) 2018 compared to FY 2017 following a commitment made …

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E-Verify Services Unavailable During Partial U.S. Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification service will be unavailable and the E-Verify website at www.e-verify.gov will not be actively managed due to a lapse in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that led to a partial shutdown of the United States federal government that began on …

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Form I-9 Audits Will Continue to Rise for Employers Suspected of Hiring Illegal Workers in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Worksite Form I-9 audits will continue to rise for employers in the U.S. who are suspected of hiring ineligible workers in 2019. This trend has been chosen by leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as tenth on the list of “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for …

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USCIS Reminds Employers Using E-Verify Not to Terminate Employees for Tentative Nonconfirmations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding employers using E-Verify that they may not terminate or take adverse action against employees because of Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNC) until after the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have reviewed the case and the TNC becomes …

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ICE Executes Federal Criminal Search Warrants in Texas that Lead to 160 Arrests for Immigration Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – a federal agency under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that enforces laws governing border control – arrested 160 workers on federal immigration violations for unlawfully working in the United States …

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E-Verify System Act of 2018 Would Require Mandatory Use of E-Verify by All Employers in United States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 23, 2018, Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced legislation – S.3386,  The E-Verify System Act of 2018 – that would require all employers to use E-Verify to ensure employees are authorized to work in the U.S. legally, according to a press release on Senator McCaskill’s …

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Undocumented Immigrant Accused of Murder Passed Government Background Check that did not Use E-Verify

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An “undocumented immigrant” accused of murdering a 20-year-old college student in Iowa gave his employer false information to pass a government background check that did not use the federal E-Verify employment eligibility verification system in order to get a job, according to a report from the Des …

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ICE Announces Results of Operation that Served Form I-9 Audit Notices to More than 5,200 Businesses

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In late July 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – a federal agency under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that enforces laws governing border control – announced the results of a two-phase nationwide operation that served Form I-9 audit notices …

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