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Business Groups Turn to Capitol Hill to Amend E-Verify Regulations

September 8, 2009
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Starting Tuesday, September 9, new federal contracts of $100,000 or more will come with a requirement that companies sign up for a government-run electronic employment verification system that has generated vociferous criticism from many employers.
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E-Verify Verges On Expansion While Congress Weighs Immigration Reform

August 21, 2009
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When Congress returns in September, health care will consume most of the legislative oxygen. But immigration reform will also fight for air.
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Democrats, Republicans Seek to Add Biometrics to E-Verify

July 22, 2009
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Proposal includes the requirement that the system ‘must authenticate the employee’s identity by using a specific and unique biometric identifier,’ such as a fingerprint; giving workers PIN numbers or security codes would not suffice.
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DHS Seeks Mandatory E-Verify for Federal Contractors

July 8, 2009
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After delaying it three times, the Department of Homeland Security has embraced a regulation that would require all federal contractors to use a government-run electronic employment verification system that has drawn criticism from many employers.
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Employers Seek Best Talent--Foreign or Homegrown

June 29, 2009
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Leading Senator Intends to Scrap E-Verify Employment Verification System

June 25, 2009
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Democrat Charles Schumer, who is poised to lead the immigration reform debate on Capitol Hill, wants to scrap a government-run electronic employment verification system and replace it with one that incorporates biometric identification.
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Work-Site Enforcement Official Wants to Work With Employers

June 17, 2009
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In a speech, new Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton defends E-Verify, saying that it instantly confirms 97 percent of queries. But he acknowledges that the 3 percent rejection rate, in addition to the detection of unauthorized workers, could signal problems with the system.
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