Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected a proposal that required the United States government to implement the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program to verify the legal status of workers 18 months after enacting immigration reform, according to a report on website available at reports the lead Democratic sponsor of the bill, Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York), said “an 18-month timeline for implementing the E-Verify program is unworkable.” However, the sponsor of the amendment, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), complained that “the comprehensive immigration reform bill does not make the E-Verify program mandatory for years,” reports.

E-Verify is a free web-based system that compares information from the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 that all newly hired workers must fill out with government records in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) databases. For more information about how E-Verify can help ensure a legal workforce, visit:

As previously reported on ESR News, a comprehensive immigration bill introduced in the Senate – S. 744 – would require all U.S. employers to use the E-Verify system. S. 744 would phase in the requirement for the mandatory use of E-Verify by employers over a period of five years after enactment.The full text of S. 744 is available at

The trend of new laws making use of E-Verify mandatory in several U.S. states was one of the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2013,’ a list featuring emerging trends in the background check industry selected by Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. The full list is available at

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a Designated E-Verify Employer Agent and a nationwide background screening provider accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). For more information about background check solutions from ESR, visit or call Toll Free 888.999.4474.


About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit or call toll free 888.999.4474.

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