E-Verify Program Reports
The E-Verify program is a powerful, efficient, and accurate tool for employers to confirm that their employees are work-authorized. USCIS is constantly improving the E-Verify Program to ensure that employers using the system receive customer-focused service and the most accurate information on work-authorized individuals applying for employment.
Over the course of three years, four independent studies were completed by the Westat Corporation on E-Verify that focused on the accuracy of the program, employer opinions of E-Verify, employer and employee experiences in Arizona after state legislative mandates went into effect, and E-Verify Employer Agent (EEAs). The results from each of the studies show that the E-Verify users have confidence in the system, find it straightforward to use and appreciate the amount of customer service they receive when using E-Verify.
The Westat reports confirm that E-Verify is a strong program that is growing stronger.
Below is a summary description of each of the reports followed by a link to the full report and USCIS assessment and response to the report’s recommendations:
Evaluation of the Accuracy of E-Verify Findings
The report builds on the last comprehensive evaluation of the E-Verify Program and demonstrates that E-Verify produces accurate results and that accuracy rates have improved over time. The study also provides recommendations on how USCIS can continue to improve on the accuracy of E-Verify.
Findings of the E-Verify User Survey Report
The report presents the results of a nationally representative survey of E-Verify users that collected data on employer opinions and experiences with using E-Verify. Survey responses were received from 83% (or 2,928) of the eligible employers surveyed and showed high user satisfaction with the program.
Findings of the Case Study of E-Verify Employer Agents and Their Clients
The primary goal of the case study was to explore the relationship between E-Verify Employer Agents (EEAs), their clients, and the E-Verify Program. The case study consisted of telephonic interviews with 33 EEAs and 49 clients of EEAs
Findings of the Arizona Case Study
This 2009 study evaluated mandatory E-Verify use in the state of Arizona as provided under Arizona state law. This study looked at E-Verify’s implementation in that environment and its impact on employers and employees, including program satisfaction and the protection of worker rights.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/30/2014
Full Reports & Studies
Summary Reports & Studies