By The National Law Review
Immigration enforcement is a major focus of attention of the Trump administration — including in the business immigration context. One measure of this interest is the increase in I-9 audits. ICE reported that worksite investigations surged in FY 2018 by “300 to 750 percent” over FY 2017. Given that, many employers are considering whether to register for E-Verify.
E-Verify is the federal web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States based upon the presented documentation. The employer must still complete Form I-9s for each employee, even if E-verify is utilized.
Whether registering for E-Verify is right for your company will depend upon a number of factors. Here are some of the “pros and cons” to consider.