Sunday, September 28, 2008

E-Verify Needs Congressional Approval

E-Verify is a government program, designed to slow down identity theft and illegal immigration, that needs to be reauthorized on by Congress before November 30, 2008.
"Through E-Verify, participating employers can check the work eligibility status of new personnel they are hiring through an online service that compares information from an employee's I-9 form against Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This service is provided free to employers (though the individual companies must bear the cost of providing the infrastructure and people to enter the data). So far this year, E-Verify has processed over 4 million eligibility checks. The system has proven to be quite effective, and SSA and DHS continue to work to improve service, reliability, and privacy protections."
Read more about this program in "Time Is Ticking: Congress Must Re-Authorize E-Verify Now", InsiderOnline, September 17, 2008.

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