Over One Million Employers Use E-Verify; USCIS Announces Expansion of Self-Check

Posted on 02/15/2012 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced (PDF) that in December 2011, E-Verify reached a milestone: employers are now using E-Verify at more than one million worksites.

Also, USCIS announced on February 9, 2012, that Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status, is now available in all 50 states; Washington, DC; Guam; Puerto Rico; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Launched in March 2011, Self Check was developed through a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide a tool for workers to check their own employment eligibility status and guidance on how to correct their DHS and SSA records. It is the first online E-Verify service offered directly to workers. A Spanish version was added in August 2011.

Other resources:

  • “Self Check Information Toolkit” (link)
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Mark Ivener is an experienced business and EB-5 immigration attorney who has written 5 books on Immigration Law as well as has written numerous articles and spoken at many events on EB-5 topics.