E-Verify Redesign Coming Soon

June 08, 2010 0 COMMENTS

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).

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Controversial Immigration Reform Bill in the Works

April 08, 2010 0 COMMENTS

by Hector A. Chichoni

Senate Immigration Subcommittee Chair Charles Schumer (D-New York) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) are working together on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that they plan to introduce this year. In a recent Washington Post article, the senators laid out their plan’s “four pillars”:

  • requiring biometric Social Security cards to ensure that illegal workers cannot get jobs;
  • strengthening border security and interior enforcement;
  • creating a process for admitting temporary workers; and
  • implementing a “tough but fair path” to legalization for workers already in the United States.

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ICE to Inspect 180 Employers in South

March 03, 2010 0 COMMENTS

By Hector Chichoni

On Tuesday, March 2, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it had sent 180 notices of inspections (NOIs) to employers in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

At least 30 NOIs have been sent to employers in Tennessee and another 30 or so to employers located in southern and central Alabama. ICE has not yet disclosed the targeted employers’ names.

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