Federal Register: November 7, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 215)
DOCID: fr07no07-60 FR Doc E7-21829
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
RIN ID: RIN No. 1615-ZA62
CIS ID: [CIS No. 2427-07; DHS Docket No. USCIS-2007-0054]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of meeting.
Announcement of a Stakeholder Meeting on the Evaluation of E- Verify
The E-Verify program, formerly Basic Pilot, is an online tool that allows participating employers to confirm the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees, regardless of citizenship, to help maintain a stable, legal workforce. The purpose of this Notice is to announce to interested members of the public a stakeholder meeting on the evaluation of the EVerify Program to identify program strengths and weaknesses from multiple perspectives and to assist the evaluation staff in prioritizing research topics.
Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On September 15, 1997, the legacy
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) published a notice in the
Federal Register describing pilot programs that were required by
section 403 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant
Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA). On December 20, 2004, the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the extension of
one of these programs, the Basic Pilot, to November 30, 2008. Renamed
EVerify, the current program constitutes an online modification of the
Basic Pilot and allows participating employers to confirm the
employment eligibility of their newly hired employees regardless of
citizenship to help maintain a stable, legal workforce. EVerify is
operated jointly by USCIS and the Social Security Administration. An
evaluation of the current EVerify program is being conducted by
Westat, Inc. This notice announces a public meeting to seek stakeholder input regarding the EVerify program.
Summary of Agenda
The meeting is open to the public, but advance notice of attendance
is requested to ensure adequate seating. In the event that requests for
attendance exceed available space, it may not be possible to honor all
requests. Persons planning to attend should notify Ms. Lyons at least 5 days prior to the meeting.
Dated: November 1, 2007.
Jonathan R. Scharfen,
Deputy Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. E721829 Filed 11607; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Sara Speckhard, U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, Office
of Policy & Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Room 4012,
Washington, DC 20529. Telephone: (202) 2721470. Research contact: Ms.
Marsha Lyons, Westat, 1650 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850.
Telephone: (301) 5174050, Fax: (301) 2943992. Email: