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Why do Federal contractors have to enroll in E-Verify?

On June 11, 2008, President George W. Bush amended Executive Order 12989 directing all Federal departments and agencies to require federal contractors with a federal contract that contains the FAR E-Verify clause to use E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of employees performing work under a qualifying federal contract. On November 14, 2008, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council published a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) final rule (FAR case 2007-013, Employment Eligibility Verification) that implements the amended Executive Order 12989.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/30/2012