USCIS: New E-Verify Service Combats Fraud, Protects Identity, Educates Workers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced the launch of myE-Verify, a new website designed for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access new features for identity protection. For added security, myE-Verify introduces the following new services:

  • myE-Verify accounts – Allows employees and job seekers to set up free and secure personal accounts to manage the use of their information in E-Verify and Self Check through the available myE-Verify features.
  • Self Lock – Allows individuals to lock their social security numbers to prevent unauthorized or fraudulent use within E-Verify. Users can proactively protect their identities from being used by others to illegally gain employment. Self Lock is available only to myE-Verify account holders.
  • myResources – A section of the myE-Verify site that contains information in multi-media formats to educate employees about their rights as well as responsibilities of employers in the employment eligibility verification process.

myE-Verify accounts and Self Lock will initially be accessible only to individuals in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.  In future releases, USCIS will extend myE-Verify services across the country, with plans for additional features focused on employees and job seekers.

E-Verify is the free web-based service from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security used by nearly 550,000 employers to verify the employment eligibility of persons they hire. For more information on E-Verify, visit the www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

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