Jennings Immigration Law Office

Immigration Debate Increases Use of Employment Verification Program

July 26, 2006

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced yesterday that registrations for its electronic employment verification system had doubled in the current fiscal year, growing at a rate of 200 new employers a month.  More than 10,000 employers have verified the employment eligibility of over one million hires per year through the system.  The Employment Verification Program compares information from I-9 forms to Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security databases to verify the identity and eligibility of potential hires.