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While Republican leaders of the House continue to block a vote on a national mandatory E-Verify bill, the Obama Administration has issued a statement that it is getting E-Verify ready to handle a big expansion. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning to launch a 2012 Web User Survey that will be used:  

"In anticipation of the enactment of mandatory state and/or national eligibility verification programs for all or a substantial number of employers."

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning to launch a 2012 Web User Survey that will seek input from approximately 2,800 employers nationwide to obtain information about the E-Verify program, Government Security News reported.

USCIS published a Federal Register notice yesterday asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for permission to establish the survey initiative. 

NumbersUSA Founder Roy Beck thinks DHS and USCIS are moving in the right direction.

"I laud the managers and workers at DHS to rise above the politicians and to do the practical work as necessary," Beck said.  

The agency issued an earlier notice in the Federal Register on January 18, but received no comments from members of the public. It has now posted a second notice and invites comments by May 3.

Read the full story in, GSN: Government Security News.  

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