The effective date for the mandatory use of E-Verify by federal contractors and subcontractors has been delayed again. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who administers the system with Homeland Security, announced that the date has been pushed back to June 30, 2009.
Former President Bush first signed an executive order in November 2008, requiring companies that have contracts with the federal government to run new employees through E-Verify. It was originally set to go into effect on Jan. 19, but he agreed to delay the effective date to Feb. 20, pending the outcome of a lawsuit.
The Obama Administration delayed the effective date for a second time at the end of January, moving the date to May 21. Today's order extends that delay for another six weeks to June 30.
Updated: Wed, Dec 30th 2009 @ 11:28am EST