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The government shutdown forced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to temporarily suspend parts of the operation of its E-Verify employment eligibility verification program.
The E-Verify program is mandatory for some employers and is a valuable tool to ensure only those eligible to work in the U.S. are being employed. U.S. law requires employers to only hire workers who are eligible to work in the United States, the E-Verify website states.
Announcement - Twitter - USCIS - Officials - Due
In an announcement on Twitter, USCIS officials stated, “Due to a lapse in DHS funds, #EVerify, #FormI9, #myE-Verify, Self Check and Self Lock services are temporarily unavailable. Our E-Verify website remains online, however, to provide resources.”
A recent Pulse Opinion Research poll found that American voters support the idea that mandatory E-Verify checks should be part of any deal on a bill to legalize President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Breitbart News reported. The poll asked, “Should any bill that gives lifetime work permits to young-adult illegal immigrants also include a requirement that all employers use the government’s E-Verify system to keep future illegal immigrants from settling in the U.S. to obtain jobs?” Respondents overwhelmingly...
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