E-Verify has resumed operations following the government shutdown.  This federal government system used by many employers to confirm eligibility of employees to work in the United States had been closed during the 35-day shutdown.

While enrolling in E-Verify is mostly voluntary, once an employer is enrolled in E-Verify, it is critical to follow the rules

Congressional negotiations on federal spending for the remainder of FY 2019 remain very active. If Congress and the President can’t come to an agreement on a spending bill or continuing resolution by midnight Friday, December 21, 2018, approximately 25 percent of government functions will shut down. Such a shut down will impact immigration services across

If Congress cannot resolve FY2018 funding issues by December 8, 2017, it will result in another federal government shutdown. Such a shutdown will impact immigration services across a number of different government agencies, affecting many of the systems and processes employers rely on to facilitate employment, including E-Verify, visa petition processing, labor certifications and other

If Congress should fail to pass a FY2016 budget or Continuing Resolution before October 1, 2015, the government, including the Department of Labor will shut down (again; previously occurred in October 2013). This will directly affect the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) since its functions are not “excepted” from a shutdown

The U.S. government is back in business, including immigration-related services.  Immigration Courts are re-opened and Removal proceedings of non-detained aliens have resumed.  The Department of Labor (DOL) will be accepting Labor Condition Applications (LCA) so employers of temporary workers in H-1B status may file to extend their employment authorization and status.  The U.S. Citizenship and

Today, October 17, 2013, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an alert notifying the public that E-Verify has resumed operations following the federal government shutdown, and all E-Verify features and services are available:

The following information addresses questions on how the federal government’s shutdown affected E-Verify and Form I-9.

Form I-9

The Form