What is E-Verify?

Minneapolis immigration attorney DeAnne Hilgers explains what E-Verify is.

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E-Verify is a free online system that our federal government has created. It’s a joint agreement between the Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration and the employer to verify that the permanent resident number, called the A number or the USCIS number, or the Social Security number do exist within the federal government’s databases. It’s not a perfect system. It has some deep flaws, but some employers do feel that it provides them with an extra assurance that they have authorized workers.