On March 17th the director of the Department of Homeland Security and the director of USCIS announced three new initiatives to improve E-verify which include streamlined adjudication processes, and an informational telephone hotline and new training videos on E-Verify procedures and policies in English and Spanish.
The debate about the efficacy of E-verify rages on. The government continues to seek new ways to impose E-verify on employers while civil rights and immigrant rights groups complain about the errors and problems inherent in the E-verify system. These new initiatives are meant to address these concerns so that the Government can continue its efforts to expand the use of E-verify. A bill to make use of E-verify mandatory in Colorado was defeated in the Colorado Legislature.