The USCIS announced today that it added passport information into the E-Verify system last month, which has allegedly reduced the number of erroneous tentative nonconfirmations (TNC) for foreign-born US citizens. This new data enables the USCIS to check State Department records prior to issuing a TNC for instances when the system is unable to immediately confirm a citizen’s work eligibility. Prior to this enhancement, the system would have issued a TNC, prompting a potentially “authorized” worker to resolve the mismatch issue.
The USCIS also announced the latest facts and figures concerning E-Verify participation which are summarized below. The entire announcement is available here on the USCIS web site .
Current E-Verify enrollment: more than 113,000 employers
Enrollment rate: an average of 1,000 employers sign up per week
Usage: More than three million queries have been run through the system since Oct. 1, 2008
TNC rate: More than 96.1 percent of employees are automatically verified as employment authorized