ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
© 1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

I-9 E-Verify Immigration Compliance

Over 500,000 Employers Now Using E-Verify; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser

Rate this Entry
The USCIS recently announced more than 500,000 employers now use its E-Verify program. The free tool allows employers, small businesses and large corporations alike, to confirm their new employees’ eligibility to work. This is a sharp increase in usage since the program began in 1996. Originally, just 11,474 companies in fiscal year 1996 signed up for E-Verify. That number jumped ten-fold to 111,671 companies in FY 2012.

Why the increase?

In FY 2013, employers’ use of E-Verify increased by almost 500%. Much of the increase can be attributed to improved accuracy since, according to USCIS, 98.8% of work-authorized employees are confirmed instantly or within 24 hours, requiring no further employee or employer action. Additionally, many states have passed their own E-Verify laws and federal contractors and subcontractors are often required to use E-Verify. A useful map of state by state E-Verify requirements is available here .

It would also be hard to ignore the continued enforcement efforts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) whereby certain companies have agreed to use E-Verify, conduct self-audits, and submit to an ICE audit as part of settlement agreements for violations or in acts of voluntary compliance under the “IMAGE” program.

An immigration lawyer’s perspective

From an immigration lawyer’s perspective, the increased use of E-Verify means employers are relieved of some of the burden of determining whether an employee’s I-9 Form documentation is authentic. Additionally, E-Verify can act as a safe harbor for employers in many instances.

Businesses wishing to learn more about E-Verify should read USCIS’s Employer Manual located here .

Submit "Over 500,000 Employers Now Using E-Verify; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser" to Facebook Submit "Over 500,000 Employers Now Using E-Verify; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser" to Twitter Submit "Over 500,000 Employers Now Using E-Verify; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser" to Google Submit "Over 500,000 Employers Now Using E-Verify; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser" to StumbleUpon Submit "Over 500,000 Employers Now Using E-Verify; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser" to Reddit Submit "Over 500,000 Employers Now Using E-Verify; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser" to Digg Submit "Over 500,000 Employers Now Using E-Verify; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser" to del.icio.us

Comments

Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: