to E-Verify Program Aimed At Decreasing Mismatch Rates for Naturalized
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced
improvements to its E-Verify employment authorization program that
will further reduce the mismatch rate, while also streamlining and
increasing the effectiveness of the overall program.
The E-Verify program, a web-based system allowing participating
employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of
newly hired employees, consists of more than 64,000 employers, with
approximately 1,000 new enrollments weekly.
The USCIS states that less than one percent of all work-authorized
employees receive a tentative non-confirmation through E-Verify.
The goal of the USCIS is for every employee who is authorized to
work in the United States to be instantly authorized by the program.
The E-Verify system will now include naturalization data, which
will help instantly confirm the citizenship status of naturalized
U.S. citizens hired by E-Verify employers.
The largest category of work-authorized persons who initially face
a mismatch in E-Verify are naturalized citizens who have not yet
updated their records with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Naturalized citizens who received a citizenship mismatch with SSA
can call USCIS directly to resolve the issue or may resolve the
mismatch in person at any SSA office.
Moreover, the E-Verify program will now include real-time arrival
data from the Integrated Border Inspection System, which will help
reduce the number of immigration status-related mismatches for newly
arriving workers who have entered the country legally.
USCIS also plans to initiate citizenship status records information-sharing
with SSA to further help prevent tentative non-confirmations, improving
the efficiency of E-Verify by providing the SSA with the most accurate
and timely citizenship status information.
The program also plans to check against Department of State passport
records to further reduce mismatches.
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