Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the USCIS, recently announced that the agency is developing a self-check function to the E-Verify system. E-Verify is a voluntary web-based system that compares information from an employee’s I-9 Form with government databases to verify a worker’s employment authorization. This new self-screening function, expected to be implemented in 2010, will permit workers to look at their own information ahead of the hiring process. For additional information regarding E-Verify, please see our April 2008 Immigration Alert .