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According to an independent study commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), E-Verify, the online tool employers can use to check the work-authorization status of new hires, wrongly clears illegal workers about 54% of the time. The systems does not currently identify identity fraud and therefore, individuals are “getting through” by obtaining and utilizing another’s employment records.

E-Verify is currently voluntary for most U.S. employers however certain Federal contractor’s have been required to use this program since last year. Congress gave the DHS about $100 MILLION to spend on E-Verify in its 2010 budget but it’s not for certain which of these services will be “tweaked” or targeted for change this year.

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