Feds Push For Greater Use Of E-Verify-Employee Work Eligibility
E-Verify is a free Internet-based system that allows employers to confirm the legal status of new hires. Although this system has been around for awhile, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has updated the program. To use it, you have to register, sign a memorandum of understanding and train employees who will use the system. It’s actually very simple. To run a query, you merely have to enter information found in sections 1 and 2 of a new employee’s I-9 form, such as name, date of birth, sociala security number, and immigraton “A” section information (if applicable ). The system should return the information within seconds.
We still get a number of calls regarding the “no-match” letters being sent by the social security administration. Signing up for this system would reduce those issues and verify legal status at the beginning of employment. Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security Secretary, has estimated that almost 70,000 employers currently use E-Verify and 1,000 new employers sign up each week. I should point out that the system cannot detect cases of identity theft where an illegal immigrant appropriates the identity of a legal worker already in the database, but at least you have done your due dilligence.
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