Are you an immigrant who desires to work in the United States? If so, you
are required to obtain the necessary authorization. Under U.S. law, companies
who hire workers may only employ people who can legally work in the United
States – whether they are U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who
have obtained the appropriate authorization.
While America’s workforces is vast, diverse and contributes to the
strength of our economy, that strength also attracts unauthorized workers
seeking employment. This is where E-Verify comes in.
What is E-Verify? It is an Internet-based system that gives employers an
easy way to determine if an employee is eligible to work in the United States.
For businesses, E-Verify is fast, free, and simple to use, and according
to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it’s the
best way for employers to ensure that they are maintaining a legal workforce.
About the E-Verify Program
Authorized by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility
Act of 1996, E-Verify is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security, USCIS, and the Social Security Administration.
How does it work? Once an employer hires a worker, the employer submits
information from the new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility
Verification Form) through E-Verify to USCIS and the Social Security Administration.
Once those entities receive the information, they determine if it matches
up with government records and if the new worker is authorized to work
in the U.S.
Benefits of E-Verify for employers:
- Verify a new employee’s work eligibility fast,
- It helps employers maintain a “legal” workforce,
- It’s free and easy to learn, and
- To enroll, companies only need to provide basic information about their business.
Do you need legal assistance with an
deportation matter? Whether you are an immigrant or an employer seeking advice, a
Plano immigration attorney from our firm can help.
Contact our office to get the immigration help you need promptly.