January 26, 2017 –
Senator Chuck Grassley has introduced an E-Verify bill designed to expand the employment verification program nationwide.
The bill, if enacted, would make all employers in the United States participate in E-Verify, with respect to all employees, whether recruited or referred and would enhance the enrollment process through the addition of biometric data such as facial photographs.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. The program compares information from an employee’s “Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9” to data from U.S. government records. If the information matches, that employee is eligible to work in the United States.
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New E-Verify proposal would see addition of biometric data