From an US immigration compliance perspective, 2012 was an extreme busy year for E-Verify. In light of the upcoming immigration reform, 2013 promises to be no less. The following are a few E-Verify highlights gathered from a variety of government sources:
Made available on line:
- Self-Assessment Guides for E-Verify users;
- Quick Audit Report (which allows employers to quickly review their E-Verify activity);
- The E-Verify Employers Search Tool (which allow users to see which employers are using E-Verify);
- Tentative Non-confirmation Notices and Referral Letters in 9 additional languages;
- E-Verify overview in Spanish.
Expanded the following services:
- Self-check available nationwide in February 2012, giving access to everyone over the age of 16;
- Florida became the second state to join "Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify" (RIDE);
Incorporated the following technical enhancements:
- Supports mobile Web browsing as well as four major browsers: Internet Explorer (version 6.0 and above), Firefox (version 3.0 and above), Chrome (version 7.0 and above) and Safari (version 4.0 and above).
Experienced a tremendous growth:
- E-Verify enrollment increased by 35% in 2012, and it continues to grow by more than 1,500 employers each week;
- On January 12, 2013, there were more than 424,000 employers enrolled in E-Verify (1.2 million worksites) and, as of March 19, 2013, there are more than 432,000 employers enrolled.