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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