Company Fined Whopping $95 Million for Hiring Illegal Workers

Asplundh Tree Experts of Philadelphia has agreed to pay a fine of $95 million for hiring illegal workers and openly accepting false documents to do so, even after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had audited the company and ordered the workers terminated, many of whom were soon thereafter rehired under different names. The fine […]

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New Process Announced for E-Verify Corporate Administrators

On May 25, the E-Verify Modernization Project revamped the employer (child) enrollment process and made it more efficient and user-friendly. When corporate administrators add new employers they will find:  A new webpage and easier navigation Fewer fields, which will quicken processing Improved data fields that require fewer clicks New features including the ability to save […]

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E-Verify Records from 2006 to Be Purged March 31

Employers who have employee records on the E-Verify database dating to Dec 31, 2006, and earlier are advised that these records will be purged on March 31. The system is designed to purge records once they reach 10 years in age to avoid any possible compromise of information. Through March 31, employers can download a […]

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USCIS Launches Known Employer Pilot Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this past week announced the launch of a Known Employer pilot program to assess a new process for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories. By modifying the process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses to review an employer’s eligibility to sponsor individuals under certain employment-based immigrant […]

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USCIS Launches myE-Verify for Employees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez has announced the launch of myE-Verify — a new website designed for employees.  myE-Verify is a one-stop shop for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access new features for identity protection, according to USCIS. “Since its inception, E-Verify has provided employees with valuable […]

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USCIS Issues New Manuals for E-Verify

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued new manuals for its E-Verify system of online employment eligibility verification. The agency has tailored the guides to differing groups of users: employers, employer agents and web services. Employer agents are third parties who do E-Verify employment eligibility checking for employers, and web services are […]

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USCIS Issues New MOU for E-Verify Employers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a new memorandum of understanding (MOU), effective yesterday, for employers who wish to participate in the E-Verify program. The MOU sets forth responsibilities for both the user and the government regarding the online employment eligibility database. Existing E-Verify users do not need to execute new MOUs […]

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E-Verify Adds SSN Fraud Detection Feature

E-Verify added an enhancement that will help identify and deter fraudulent use of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for employment eligibility verification.  E-Verify is now able to detect patterns that indicate an SSN may have been used fraudulently.  The enhancement strengthens the integrity of the E-Verify program by implementing standards that have proven effective in protecting […]

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N.C. E-Verify Mandate Becomes Law Over Governor’s Veto

Though exempting employees who work for fewer than nine months, North Carolina law now mandates that state, city and county governments all require all contractors and subcontractors to use the federal E-Verify system for employment eligibility verification. Gov. Pat McCrory originally vetoed the legislation, but the North Carolina House and Senate both voted to override […]

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USCIS Updates Its E-Verify Employer Manuals

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its employer references for the E-Verify online employment eligibility verificaiton system. DOWNLOAD THE E-VERIFY MANUAL DOWNLOAD THE E-VERIFY QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

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