U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has added three new features to the E-Verify system. E-Verify is a USCIS program that participating employers can use to verify an employee’s identity and employment eligibility. The program compares information from the employee’s Form I-9 against the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security databases. The three enhancements are:

  • E-Verify now alerts users when a case contains the same Social Security Number as an existing case previously entered within the last 30 days. This will help employers identify and correct duplicate queries early on.
  • When passwords have expired, users are now prompted to confirm or update their email and phone number when updating their passwords. This feature will help keep user contact information updated.
  • “Further Action Notices” for web service users are no longer pre-populated and therefore are easier to fill in.

USCIS announced the enhancements June 23 and created an E-Verify Enhancements page for more information.

BAL Analysis: The new features are intended to make the E-Verify system more user-friendly and efficient.

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