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23 October 2014

We’re Starting to Roll Out myE-Verify, Including a New Way to Fight Identity Fraud

USCIS is always looking for ways to support jobs in the United States. So I’m really excited to tell you about our newest service for workers and job seekers. We call it myE-Verify. It’s a free and secure way to be part of the E-Verify process for confirming employment eligibility. We launched myE-Verify on Oct. 6 in five states and the District of Columbia, and will be rolling it out nationally in future releases. 
With myE-Verify, anyone in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia and Washington, D.C., can:
  • Create a personal account to manage how their information is used in E-Verify and easily access Self Check, where any U.S. workers can confirm their employment eligibility themselves;
  • Use Self Lock, a feature we created just for myE-Verify that lets users lock their Social Security numbers in E-Verify, preventing fraudulent use in the system in the future;
  • Get resources explaining employee rights in the employment eligibility process.
While myE-Verify is currently only available to a limited audience, all workers and job seekers in the U.S. can still use the Self Check system and check out helpful materials in the myResources section.
More than half a million U.S. employers already use E-Verify to check that their new hires are authorized to work in the United States. Almost 1,400 more employers are joining this free online service each week. If you get a job anywhere in the country, it’s more and more likely your employer will use E-Verify to quickly confirm your employment eligibility.
By using myE-Verify to protect your identity, you can help make sure employers will see the real you.

Juliet K. Choi
USCIS Chief of Staff



At October 23, 2014 at 2:19:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your work developing this important and exciting tool.

At October 23, 2014 at 3:01:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please note that the description of Self Check is not accurate. Self Check does not enable me (a US citizen) to confirm my employment eligiblity. I am eligible to work regardless of self check's response. Self Check is more accurately described as a means for US workers to check E-Verify's accuracy, e.g., whether E-Verify will accurately reflect their employment eligibility status. Even then, Self Check is not as all encompassing as implied. I do not believe that Self Check has a photo match, so my employer may still ding me with a mismatch even though I pass Self Check. I also note that Self Check says it checks SSA and DHS records. Yet, E-Verify also matches records of some DMVs and the Department of State. Are these included within Self Check? If not, once again, I may get dinged with a mismatch even though I cleared Self Check. If Self Check was a product sold by a private company, I would say the company was guilty of puffery, and such puffery is perhaps expected in the marketing world, buyer beware! But Self Check is a US Gov't product. The US Gov't should be above marketing, and should describe its products in a factually correct manner. Finally, I signed up for myeverify. While I can lock my SS number, the other features are not yet available. So it is also a bit of puffery to say that through this service I can manage how my information will be used in EV. Thank you.


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