E-Verify

2:35pm

Thu May 2, 2013
U.S.

Bill Would Put Immigration Verification System To The Test

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 3:27 pm

Employers using the E-Verify program are required to post an E-Verify Participation Poster, shown here in a handout photo. A Senate bill would make participation in the system, used to check employees' immigration status, mandatory for all employers.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Reuters/Landov

Some employers around the nation have been using E-Verify to check the immigration status of employees for years. Operated by the Department of Homeland Security, the online system is designed to make it harder to hire unauthorized workers — and harder for those workers to find jobs.

While participation in the program has been voluntary since 1996, the immigration bill now in the Senate would make E-Verify mandatory.

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8:30am

Thu June 16, 2011
Immigration

Colorado Immigrant Group Warns of Dire Consequences if E-Verify Expanded

Many businesses now display signs saying they use the now-voluntary E-Verify system

A Colorado immigrant rights group is denouncing a bill that would require mandatory use of the employment verification system, E-Verify, nationwide.

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