The E-Verify Program: Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Law360, New York (April 06, 2012, 1:23 PM ET) -- E-Verify is an online, fully electronic federal database used for verifying if an employee is eligible to lawfully work in the United States. According to some reports, currently more than 60,000 businesses use E-Verify with over 1,000 signing up each week. Although E-Verify is mostly voluntary, E-Verify is required by law in some states, is required by federal contractors and federal agencies and subcontractors and some employers.

The strongest argument in favor of the use of the E-Verify program is that it protects employers where new...
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