DHS has posted the following statement on its website:
E-Verify is a voluntary program for all employers, with the exception of federal contractors.
The presidential executive order calling for all federal contractors to use E-Verify requires DHS to issue regulations first. And DHS has only issued a proposed regulation. Congress passed the Administrative Procedures Act to require government agencies to go through a strict process of gaining feedback from the public before a rule becomes final. The inclusion of this language on the site sends the message loud and clear that DHS has little interest in waiting for the input of the public before ramming this rule through.
The US Chamber of Commerce has taken note and sent the following letter:
US Chamber of Commerce chides DHS for stating E-Verify rule is final - Get more Legal Forms