job seekers must obtain homeland security approval

job seekers must obtain homeland security approvalfrom press esc: US citizens and other residents will require prior approval from Department of Homeland Security to get a job, under new immigration guidelines introduced by the Cabinet and sanctioned by President George W. Bush today.

This requirement was initially part of the failed immigration bill which has now been “within the boundaries of existing law to secure our borders more effectively,” according to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff And Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.

The Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS) has been renamed E-verify and will initially require more than 200,000 companies doing Federal business to use the system to establish employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security Numbers.

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