USCIS Announces Trial Launch Of E-Verify+

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced the trial launch of E-Verify+, a new service designed to integrate Form I-9 with the E-Verify employment eligibility ...
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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced the trial launch of E-Verify+, a new service designed to integrate Form I-9 with the E-Verify employment eligibility verification process. The trial launch will include live testing with E-Verify users in order to assess the user experience. USCIS will incorporate their feedback when it releases E-Verify+ for wider use.

Key Features of E-Verify+

  • Seamless I-9 Completion: Once electronically signed by both the employer and the employee, the I-9 form will be automatically completed and ready for download or archiving.
  • Integrated Case Management: All E-Verify cases, including E-Verify+ cases, will be able to be managed in one centralized location. Employers will have the option to choose between a standard E-Verify case or an E-Verify+ case.
  • Direct Employee Contact: Employees will be notified directly if verification issues arise, thereby eliminating the need for employers to issue further action notices and expediting the process.
  • Employee Self-Input: Employees will be able to input their personal information and documentation directly, which employers will then be able to review and approve.
  • Portable Verification: Many employees will be able to transfer their verified status to new employers, simplifying employment transitions.

Related Development

Last year, the Department of Homeland Security announced the publication of a new Form I-9 and authorized an optional alternative procedure for the in-person physical examination of documents. This alternative procedure is available exclusively to employers who are participants in good standing with E-Verify. See our earlier Alert.

Background

The predecessor to the E-Verify program was initially introduced in 1997 under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. This web-based system allows employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their employees.

For More Information

If you have any questions about this Alert, please contact Ted J. Chiappari, M. Alejandra Vargas, any of the attorneys in our Immigration Law Group or the attorney in the firm with whom you are regularly in contact.

Disclaimer: This Alert has been prepared and published for informational purposes only and is not offered, nor should be construed, as legal advice. For more information, please see the firm's full disclaimer.

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