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E-Verify

Can E-Verify verify the immigration status of an individual?

No, E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares the information a participating employer enters from an employee’s Form I-9 with SSA and DHS records to electronically verify the newly hired employee’s employment eligibility. E-Verify does not share an employee’s immigration status with an employer: Employers will only see the employee’s employment eligibility status.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/30/2012