On March 21, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano introduced a new component of the E-Verify system called Self Check. This free, voluntary service would allow individuals to log in to a system to verify their immigration status and address any problems with their work status, including outdated information or typographical errors. Self Check is a positive step in improving E-Verify accuracy and helping employers to ensure that their workforce is legally able to work in the United States.
Employment remains one of the biggest drivers of illegal immigration in the United States. Therefore, it is essential that Congress and the Administration support E-Verify and other work-site measures to enforce the law and decrease the incentive to come to the United States illegally. Read more