Shane Falco

Source Notes #9 (Institutional)

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Information about E-Verify

Summary: This is a webpage that explains what E-Verify is and how it works for employers.

Topic: Should employers be held accountable by the Department of Homeland Security for hiring illegal immigrants?

Category: Institutional

What is it? Information on the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website that explains how E-Verify works for employers.  It is a way for the employer to report information to the government about the possible hiring of an individual.

Title: How does E-Verify affect me as an employer
Location: Click Here
Accessed: 2/9/09

Support: Form I9, Department of Homeland Security, Social Security Administration, 

The Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration created an electronic verification system called E-Verify.  This system matches the information provided by employment form I9 to other government records of the individual such as Social Security Number, date of birth, citizenship status, and any other non-citizen information.  If the information doesn’t match then there is a problem.  If the information matches then the employee is cleared to work.

Audience and Agenda:
The United States Citizen and Immigration Services website gets about 44,000 views a month according to  This is a government funded agency whose goal is “to provide immigration services, policies and priorities to preserve America’s legacy as a nation of immigrants while ensuring that no one is admitted who is a threat to public safety.” ( us)   Any visa petitions, naturalization petitions, and or asylum and refugee applications are processed by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.

This is an a useful source because it describes the effectiveness of E-Verify and how employers can use the governmental tool to get easy approval of a potential employee through E-Verify.  This is a great way for the U.S. government to regulate and verify legal working citizens of the U.S.  The benefits seem to be fast response rates (2-5 seconds after submitting request) and it’s a free Internet-based system that is easily accessible to employers.

Works cited:
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, E-verify, Quantcast

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