Workers can now check status on E-Verify

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Published: March 21,2011

Tags: employees, employers, illegal workers, immigrants, jobs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Immigrants and other job seekers in Mississippi as well as four other states and the District of Columbia with questions about their eligibility to work in the United States can now use a government database to verify their own status.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today that people in Mississippi, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Virginia and Washington, D.C., can also use the E-Verify self-check system to ask the government to correct any information that may be wrong in the Homeland Security Department or Social Security Administration files.

The program, run by DHS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, had previously only been available to employers trying to verify the legal work status of employees.

Napolitano said the self-check program is expected to expand to all other states in 12 months.

Source: The Associated Press

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