How do I e-verify the legal immigration or work status of someone in the U.S?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

I've a small business and I employ two people. I want to hire one more person and need to e-verify his legal status to ensure he has proper immigration documents . How can I do it? And what documents do I need to obtain from him to get this done?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . Please watch the following video.

    Please click the link below for additional information.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . The e-verify system is still far from being perfect and unless you are required to use this system (government contractor, etc.), I would think twice before doing so, as it is not fully reliable yet and is full of glitches.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Myron Russell Morales


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    Answered . Use the I-9 process and you have satisfied the Federal Requirements. Once you start e-verify, you have to do it for all new hires.

    Myron R. Morales, Attorney
    Morales PLLC

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