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Studies/Research on E-Verify

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Westat

The Practices and Opinions of Employers Who Do Not Participate in E-Verify
(Prepared by Westat and submitted to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Dec. 2010). (PDF) 

Findings of the E-Verify® Program Evaluation
(Prepared by Westat and submitted to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Dec. 2009).

"The effectiveness of E-Verify in correctly identifying unauthorized workers in April through June 2008 was estimated to be 46 percent with a plausible range of 36 to 63 percent." (p. 135 of the report) (PDF)

Findings of the Web Basic Pilot Evaluation
(Report submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security by Westat, Sept. 2007). 

"This report summarizes the findings of the evaluation of the Web Basic Pilot program, a modified version of the Basic Pilot program -– one of the three pilot programs originally mandated by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA)."  (PDF)

Interim Findings of the Web-Based Basic Pilot Evaluation
Report submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security by Westat, Dec. 2006). 

"This report is an interim report summarizing the findings to date of the evaluation of the Web Basic Pilot program, a modified version of the Basic Pilot program -- one of the three pilot programs originally mandated by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA)."  (PDF)

INS Basic Pilot Evaluation: Summary Report
(Temple University Institute for Survey Research and Westat, Jan. 29, 2002) (PDF) 

Findings of the Citizen Attestation Verification Pilot (CAVP) Program Evaluation
(Temple University Institute for Survey Research and Westat, April 2003) (PDF)


Congressional Research Service

Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification
(by Andorra Bruno, Congressional Research Service, Mar. 13, 2009) (PDF)


U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services   

Report to Congress on the Basic Pilot Program
(U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, June 2004) (PDF)


Government Accountability Office  

Employment Verification: Agencies Have Improved E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain (U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, GAO-11-522T, April 14, 2011; GAO website) 

Employment Verification: Federal Agencies Have Taken Steps to Improve E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain
U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, GAO-11-146, Dec. 17, 2010; PDF, GAO website) 

Employment Verification: Challenges Exist in Implementing a Mandatory Electronic Verification System
(U.S. Govt. Accountability Office Testimony before the Subcommittee on Social Security, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Statement of Richard M. Stana, Director Homeland Security and Justice Issues, GAO, June 7, 2007; PDF, GAO website) 

Immigration Benefits: Additional Efforts Needed to Help Ensure Alien Files Are Located When Needed (U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, Oct. 2006; PDF, GAO website)

 


Social Security Administration  

The Social Security Administration's Implementation of the E-Verify Program for New Hires
(Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration, A-03-09-29154, January 2010). 

Congressional Response Report: Employer Feedback on the Social Security Administration’s Verification Programs
(Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration, Dec. 2006). 

Congressional Response Report: Accuracy of the Social Security Administration's Numident File
(Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration, Dec. 2006). 

Congressional Response Report: Monitoring the Use of Employee Verification Programs
(Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration, Sept. 2006).

 


Federal Information Security Management Act Report Card  

Fiscal Year 2006 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Report Card on Computer Security