6 things to know about E-Verify
E-Verify, the federally operated online system employers can use to check whether the people they’ve hired are legally eligible to work in the United States, is used by about 500,000 employers across the United States, the Department of Homeland Security reports.
The system is voluntary for most private-sector employers, though 23 states require some or all employers to use E-Verify. Any employer may sign up for the system, which is administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of DHS. Congress is weighing whether to make it mandatory.
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