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USCIS Director Mayorkas Confirms E-Verify Changes Coming

Posted by Michael Pollak on Sep 16, 2009 4:20:00 PM
As part of an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, Alejandro Mayorkas the newly minted Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sounded alarm bells on Monday over the possible expiration of a program used to verify the legal status of workers in the country.  The E-Verify program is set to expire at the end of this month unless Congress reauthorizes it.  This is significant because the USCIS is already considering changes in E-Verify on the assumption Congress eventually will pass comprehensive immigration reform that would give legal status to millions of undocumented workers in the country. This raises questions about how the agency can handle the anticipated rise in inquiries to check a worker's immigration status against Homeland Security Department and Social Security Administration databases.  Read more in Chris Strohm's article, Official:  E-Verify Changes are int the works appearing in Congress Daily.

Tags: Alejandro Mayorkas, USCIS, Immigration, Immigration Law, E-Verify

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