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…

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,…

Modernized E-Verify System Increases Speed and Accuracy of Employment Eligibility Verification Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 23, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – announced that the E-Verify program had modernized its system to improve user experience, reduce errors, and increase the speed and accuracy of the employment eligibility…

E-Verify and myE-Verify Temporarily Unavailable from April 20 to April 22 Due to System Enhancements

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has announced that the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system and myE-Verify will be temporarily unavailable from April 20, 2018, at 9:00 p.m. to April 22, 2018, at…

USCIS Launches E-Verify.gov Website to be Authoritative Source for Information about E-Verify

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 10, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States – launched the E-Verify.gov website to be an authoritative source for information on the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system for employers, employees, and the general public.…

E-Verify System Will Move Closer to Becoming Mandatory Requirement for All U.S. Employers in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in Congress in 2017 – “Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 3711) – hopes to make the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system a “mandatory and permanent” requirement for U.S. employers to ensure the workers they hire are legally eligible to work in the United States. This move toward the…