USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to E-Verify

On May 20, 2016, USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register (FR) inviting public comment on proposed changes to E-Verify.

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Agency Information Collection Activities: E-Verify Program; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

30-Day Notice

06/20/2016

81 FR 31956

The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 30 days, until June 20, 2016. In response to the public comments USCIS received during the 60-day notice, USCIS has made the following updates:

  • Revision to the Further Action Notice and Referral Date Confirmation Notice to indicate that the employee may receive emails about his or her case from E-Verify.
  • Addition of the employer’s name to email notices from E-Verify to employees.
  • Provision of separate email notices for Social Security Administration and DHS Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) results (these are currently contained in one email that mentions both agencies).
  • Implementation of a process for reverification of employee work authorization for employees with expiring temporary work authorization.
  • Updates to the E-Verify Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Addition of contact information for assistance with Final Nonconfirmation results.

Submit a Comment

To view the proposed E-Verify changes and submit a comment, go to https://www.regulations.gov/ and enter USCIS–2007–0023 in the search box. Open the docket folder to view the supporting documents. To submit a comment, include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615-0092 in your comment, then send the comment to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You may also submit comments via fax at (202) 395-5806 (this is not a toll-free number).

After the 30-Day Comment Period

After the 30-day comment period ends and public comments are considered, USCIS may make further changes to E-Verify. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will review the information collection for approval. Once OMB approves the information collection, USCIS will put the updates to E-Verify into effect.

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