After being cut from the billion-dollar stimulus plan, the E-Verify system, used by employers to check prospective employee information against the databases maintained by Social Security and the Department of Homeland Security, is now part of the Obama administration’s proposed budget, Workforce Management reported.
The budget calls for $110 million to expand the program, which was cut from the $787 billion stimulus package passed by Congress. Approximately 87,000 employers are currently signed up to use E-Verify, according to Workforce Management.
The program is set to expire March 6. It is possible that Congress will continue the program without formally renewing it, so that it can be addressed in more detail as part of a larger immigration bill, perhaps later this year, the report said.
Source: Workforce Management, Cut From Stimulus, E-Verify Likely to Resurface in Immigration Debate