U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a March issue of the E-Verify Connection newsletter.

The new edition announces that the E-Verify system will be upgraded in Spring 2018.  Improvements will include enhanced system security, increased speed and system performance, and improved fraud detection capabilities.

The newsletter also includes E-Verify enrollment statistics by state and by industry.  Georgia leads the U.S. with 96,427 E-Verify Memoranda of Understanding, while professional, scientific, and technical services’ E-Verify enrollment beat out other industries.

Finally, the March edition of the E-Verify Connection newsletter includes information about desk reviews being conducted by E-Verify’s Monitoring and Compliance unit.  The desk review process involves Monitoring and Compliance representatives contacting enrolled employers by telephone to make recommendations about Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance.  During a desk review, the Monitoring and Compliance representative may request an employer’s Forms I-9.

Contact your Gibney representative or email immigrationalerts@gibney.com for additional details regarding this announcement, or for information concerning the use of E-Verify or other immigration-related onboarding processes.