Utah and Virginia to Require E-Verify Use

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer Utah and Virginia have recently passed bills mandating E-Verify participation and requiring certain employers to use the E-Verify Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification to check the work eligibility of new hires in the United States. In Utah, as of July 1, 2010, the Private Employer Verification Act requires all private…

All GSA/FSS Contracts Mass Modified to Include E-Verify

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer On June 24, 2010, a mandatory mass modification — or “Mass Mod” — was issued requiring all U.S. General Services Administration/Federal Supply Services (GSA/FSS) contracts to include the most recent standard contract clauses, capture exceptions, and incorporate E-Verify into all contracts, according to the GSA.gov website. E-Verify — a free,…

County in Washington to Require E-Verify Use for Contractors

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR NEWS Staff Writer According to a report on TDN.com, (The Daily News Online), officials in Lewis County, Washington have approved a resolution requiring all contractors hired by the county for $100,000 or above to verify the employment eligibility of their workers through the government’s E-Verify Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification system. E-Verify —…

E-Verify Website Redesign Coming June 13

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States has announced that “big changes” are coming to E-Verify on June 13 that will enhance the electronic employment eligibility verification systems usability, security, accuracy, and efficiency. According to ‘E-Verify Redesign…

Former INS, ICE Heads Agree E-Verify Should Be Mandatory for Employers

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer Two former heads of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appearing together on a National Public Radio (NPR) program agreed that the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system should be mandatory for U.S. employers, according to a transcript of the radio show…

Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Law that Includes Strict Use of E-Verify by Employers

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a controversial law that would require police officers to question anyone that they have reason to believe may be in the country illegally, while also directing employers to keep verification records of employee work eligibility through the E-Verify electronic eligibility verification system and…

Arizona Senate Passes Tough Immigration Bill That Includes Stricter Rules on E-Verify Usage

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer The Arizona Senate has passed a controversial bill that along with requiring law enforcement officers to question anyone that they have reason to believe might be in the country illegally  would direct employers to keep verification records of employee work eligibility through the government’s E-Verify electronic eligibility verification system…