For all you E-Verify nerds (like me) out there, here is the latest on the status of the E-Verify program. The program is obviously operational and not going away, so don’t stop using it if you are. But in a technicality, since E-Verify is not a permanent program at this time, it requires periodic “reauthorizations” by Congress. The current reauthorization, which is provided through a continuing resolution, ends tonight. The Congress is about to approve another continuing resolution to keep the federal government open and that will include the E-Verify program. The latest continuing resolution will likely be until December 22. At which point, the hope is that the 2,009 page omnibus bill will have been signed by POTUS (President of the United States). Stay with me. Once the omnibus is signed, it includes language to reauthorize the E-Verify program administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services until…drum roll….September 30, 2016.
Below is the language which makes this a reality, found on page 707 of the current omnibus text: