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DeAnne Hilgers Discusses E-Verify with Minnesota Public Radio and LawLogix


DeAnne Hilgers recently shared her insight regarding E-Verify with Minnesota Public Radio in the article, “Franken: E-Verify ID check 'isn't ready for prime time'.” Hilgers expressed her concerns with E-Verify and Congress' plan to require all employers to use a government database to verify whether new hires are eligible to work in the United States, as she has worked with several clients that have been misled by the program.

She discussed additional concerns with the program with LawLogix in the article, “Hitting the Pause Button on E-Verify.” She shares examples of the specific challenges employers are facing with the program, including the issues of identity theft and enforcement actions by ICE, the agency that enforces immigration laws. She shares, “E-Verify does confirm whether the Social Security Number exists, but it does not necessarily confirm that it belongs to the person presenting it.  In other words, E-Verify can identify fraudulent numbers, but it does not identify identity theft. I’ve had clients with situations when E-Verify assured them that their workers were ‘verified’ when in reality, the workers were not work authorized.”

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