Agency Action

E-Verify security change announced. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a change in the E-Verify program aimed at combating identity fraud by identifying and deterring fraudulent use of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for employment eligibility verification. USCIS offers an example of an employer entering information into E-Verify that appears valid — such as a matching name, date of birth, and SSN — but was in fact stolen, borrowed, or purchased from another individual. The new safeguard enables USCIS to lock an SSN that appears to have been misused, protecting it from further potential misuse in E-Verify. If someone tries to use a locked SSN, E- Verify will generate a "Tentative Nonconfirmation," and the employee will have the opportunity to contest the finding at a local Social Security Administration (SSA) field office. Read More...