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Report: Trump construction firm uses undocumented workers

August 13, 2019

E-Verify is a system, under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, that allows employers to electronically check their employees’ eligibility for jobs through a web-based system administered by the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Regardless of whether the employee’s paperwork indicates that he or she is or is not eligible to work in the U.S., the system returns the results within seconds of submission.

Running an employee’s documentation through E-Verify is mandatory only for federal agencies, as well as for contractors and subcontractors performing federal work.

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