Another Delay for E-Verify Enforcement
June 2, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security has again delayed enforcement of the requirement that mandates federal contractors use the E-Verify system to check the eligibility of their employees to work in the U.S. until at least September 8, 2009.
This mandate was originally scheduled to take effect of January 15, 2009 but was pushed back to February 20, 2009 due to a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups. The parties then agreed to extend the deadline to May 21, 2009.
According to WashingtonTechnology, the rollback is to allow President Obama’s administration more time to complete its review of the rule.
“It would be the fourth time DHS’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has delayed the controversial rule. Under former President George W. Bush’s executive order, about 168,000 federal contractors were to begin using E-Verify in January. The order applies to contracts of more than $100,000 and subcontracts of more than $3,000.”