USCIS announces launch of its new website ‘E-Verify.gov’

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USCIS announces launch of its new website 'E-Verify.gov'
Credit: US Department of Homeland Security.

The Internet-based system where about 800,000 employers are enrolled compares information in Form I-9 with records of the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to authenticate work authorization of an individual in the US.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Tuesday the launch of its website E-Verify.gov that would help employers and employees in getting information on electronic employment eligibility verification.

“The user-friendly website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment verification process,” the agency said in a press statement. “E-Verify.gov allows employers to enroll in E-Verify directly and permits current users to access their accounts.”

The new website is for employers, employees and the general public.

“For the past decade, E-Verify has been the cornerstone of our continued commitment to helping employers maintain a legal workforce,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “E-Verify.gov now allows users to better understand and navigate through the employment verification process.”

The Internet-based system where about 800,000 employers are enrolled compares information in Form I-9 with records of the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to authenticate work authorization of an individual in the US.

“On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American executive order to help reduce illegal immigration and preserve jobs for U.S. workers. To support these objectives, USCIS encourages all U.S. employers to verify all new hires through E-Verify,” USCIS said.

The agency said that nearly all employees are confirmed as work-authorized instantly or within 24 hours.

The new website will provide all the required information required on employment, for instance, employment eligibility, employee rights and employer responsibilities on one platform. Earlier, such information could be gathered through USCIS website but it was not centralized.

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