The President’s budget allocates $15 million to “begin implementation of mandatory nationwide use of the E-Verify Program.”
E–Verify is a government web-based system that compares information from the Form I-9 to data from US government databases to confirm the applicant’s work eligibility. Currently, participation is primarily voluntary.
The President will need Congress approval to mandate E–Verify nationwide. Senator Charles Grassley has re-introduced legislation to authorize a national E–Verify program. Continue reading