U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently
launched a new website, E-Verify.gov. USCIS called it “the
authoritative source for information on electronic employment
eligibility verification.” The website is intended for
employers, employees, and the general public.
The website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9,
Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and
employer responsibilities in the employment verification process.
The site “allows employers to enroll in E-Verify directly and
permits current users to access their accounts. Individuals with
myE-Verify accounts can also access their accounts through
E-Verify.gov,” USCIS said.
Employers can access E-Verify from a Web browser. Nearly all
employees are confirmed as work-authorized “instantly or
within 24 hours,” the agency said. The system, which has
nearly 800,000 enrolled employers, compares information from an
employee's I-9 to records available to the Department of
Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to verify
authorization to work in the United States.
USCIS said it “encourages all U.S. employers to verify all
new hires through E-Verify.” The announcement is HERE.
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