Feds to start immigration crackdown on contractors

September 9, 2009
Homeland Security News, Immigration
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For federal contractors, it’s time to start checking whether employees are able to legally work in the United States.

Beginning Tuesday, the federal government is requiring federal contractors to use the E-Verify system to check the immigration and citizenship status of the people they hire and assign to new federal contracts.

“Don’t panic about this. You do have time, but the time will pass quickly, so vigilance is important,” Bonnie Gibson, a partner with New York-based Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy law firm, told hundreds of contractors who dialed in to a conference call last week for an explanation of the Obama administration’s latest immigration enforcement rule. (AP)