Big changes are coming to E-Verify that will enhance its usability, security, accuracy, and efficiency. The newly redesigned E-Verify features a clean and modern design, easy and intuitive navigation, and clear and simple language. Additionally, a new home page, improved case management, and a streamlined tutorial are among the dozens of improvements coming to the online system.
E-Verify is a free online program that electronically verifies the employment eligibility of newly hired employees. It is jointly operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) and is overseen by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
E-Verify allows employers to electronically compare employee information taken from the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) against the records in the DHS and SSA databases. All new employees complete Form I-9s to verify their identity and employment eligibility. The SSA verifies that an employee’s name, social security number, and date of birth are correct. If employees indicate they are not U.S. citizens, the USCIS verifies their employment authorization status. If the information on the Form I-9 matches the information in the SSA and USCIS databases, E-Verify will confirm employment eligibility.
Check out the new “E-Verify Redesign” section of the E-Verify website at www.uscis.gov/e-verify_redesign to learn more about what’s coming and how to prepare. The new section highlights several of the exciting new features before the site launches on June 13.
Learn about the recent changes to E-Verify and get a comprehensive update on immigration reform at the all-new audio conference, “New E-Verify and ICE Enforcement Challenges: Best Practices from Immigration Insiders,” coming Tuesday, June 15. The presenters will be attorneys who advise employers on the employment of foreign nationals – Hector Chichoni of Miami and Robert S. Groban, Jr., of New York, both with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.