E-Verify Citizenship and Immigration Status – Criminal Background Checks & Social Security Verifications

Proving Citizenship and Immigration Status
Criminal Background Checks & Social Security Verifications
And a peek into the US Citizenship & Immigration Services

On March 1, 2003, service and benefit functions of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) transitioned into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).  The USCIS which can be found online at:  http://www.uscis.gov/ outlines their E-Verify system which is free to employers and lets them know the employment eligibility of new applicants/employees. However, it appears that they do not allow you to use the system until after you hire the applicant.  If you have questions about E-Verify then you can reach them in Washington DC at: 202-272-8720 (E-Verify is part of the SAVE Program).  The E-Verify search tells you if someone is eligible to work in the US by giving their current immigration status.  This check should be used by employers as a tool to sift out ineligible employment prospects.  CriminalBackgroundRecords.com and its parent company Information Enterprises, Inc. like this program because it is an extra tool for employers that helps to eliminate social security number mismatches, improves the accuracy of wage and tax reporting, protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers, and helps U.S. employers maintain a legal workforce.

Currently CriminalBackgroundRecords.com offers an SSN Validation & Address History Trace product that is separate from our criminal background checks.  Although this search will not tell you if an individual is legally authorized to work in the USA or what their current status is with the Immigration Office (USCIS), it is still very valuable.  This check can be performed very quickly and will verify when the social security number was issued, where it was issued, to whom it was issued to and will show names and addresses associated with it.  This SSN Search is now commonly used in conjunction with either a statewide criminal background check or national background check.  Our criminal background checks do sometimes return social security numbers within the records themselves for validation.  However, this does not happen every time as criminal court records have historically been archived by date of birth and not social security numbers.  Still, neither our national criminal background check nor SSN Search will tell you if someone is a US Citizen or what their current Immigration Status is.  Having a social security number does not prove that you are a US Citizen, nor does it act as a singular qualifier proving your eligibility to work in the USA.  You would have to contact the USCIS (formerly the INS) directly for confirmation.  The only other option available is to physically get a copy of the individual’s birth certificate or certificate of naturalization showing that either by birth or legal process this person has become a US Citizen.

CriminalBackgroundRecords.com offers the following FREE searches with all its criminal background checks:
We include a Most Wanted Background Check with each Criminal Search.  This pulls information from the following sources:  Top Ten FBI Most Wanted, FBI Most Wanted Fugitives, US Marshals Most Wanted, US Secret Service Most Wanted, Americas Most Wanted and other state departments of public safety.

We also include a Full Terrorist Background Check with each criminal background search.  We check the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury with every criminal search.

In addition to the two free searches above, we also include a National Sex Offender Registry Check (including all 50 states) with each background search.  Each state in the nation has a sex offender registry which maintains a database of sex offenders.  The information stored varies from state to state, but in general most state sex offender background reports include high-risk offenders and persons who have been convicted of, found guilty of or plead guilty to committing or attempting to commit sexual offenses.  Many of these records include mug shots & photos when a match is found.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of what is covered in our Sex Offender Search

High-Risk Sex Offenders – Individuals with real recidivism concerns from all 50 US States.

Sexual Predators – Sexually violent offenders & persons obtaining or seeking non-consensual sexual contact with another person and/or has committed sex crimes, such as rape or child sexual abuse.

Department of Corrections – Convicted sex offenders who were under the supervision of the DOC.

Crimes Against Children – Kidnapping, felonious restraint and/or child abuse, including people convicted of, found guilty of or plead guilty to committing or attempting to commit sexual offenses and other crimes against children.

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7 thoughts on “E-Verify Citizenship and Immigration Status – Criminal Background Checks & Social Security Verifications

  1. Bob Post author

    As a business owner concerned with hiring workers that are not legally allowed to work here I read your article and called the USCIS regarding their E-Verify program. Turns out they only let employers verify potential employees eligibility to work after they have been hired. I asked them why and they would not give me a straight answer. Doesn’t make any sense to me, I hope if enough businesses contact them, then maybe they will eventually let us use the E-Verify system prior to hiring new employees. This would avoid hiring someone and then firing them shortly after due to their ineligibility to work in the USA. Not sure on the logic on this one, but would like to hear a response by other companies and the USCIS as to why this is so and if changes are going to be made soon. A great product, but not much help if you have to wait til after you hire someone to find out if they can legally work in the USA.

  2. Jacob Post author

    I have looked into this E-Verify program myself as we run into a lot of illegal immigrants trying to get a job with us. It is very common in the hospitality business to see illegals doing a lot of the cleaning and washing that goes on every day. However, with recent crack downs employers like myself are extra careful in who we hire. Like you Bob I don’t understand why the immigration office won’t allow their E-Verify service to be used prior to hiring. It is a mystery to me as well.

  3. jking Post author

    The e-verify program is not good for businesses or USA. We should not be policing immigration that should be left to the qualified authorities, these threatens our freedom and livelihood where government is using its citizens much like communist Cuba and Russia did to spy on citizens.

  4. Jones Post author

    I disagree jking. This program does not spy on citizens it just makes sure that someone you hire is legally allowed to work in the USA. If you are not legally allowed to work here then you probably are not a citizen of the USA and therefor are not protected by the constitution of the USA. Also it is left up to qualified authorities as e-verify is run by the USCIS who is the ultimate authority on immigration issues (formerly the INS).

  5. Sarah_skim Post author

    I don’t trust anybody and certainly not government runned organizations. I think if you are qualified for the job and are not a criminal or terrorist you should get the job.

  6. sarah jean nunez Post author

    for me if you are not a criminal….you should get the job that you want criminal background..and also if you dont have a record you are getting always smile..

  7. Criminal Records Post author

    I agree with Bob that it is very common in any business to see illegals doing a lot of the cleaning and washing that goes on every day. We need to be very careful when hiring someone and need to check their background history


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