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E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to verify electronically the identity and employment eligibility of their newly hired employees, regardless of citizenship. Specifically, the SSA will verify that the name, Social Security number, and date of birth are correct, and the DHS will verify that the employee is in an employment-authorized immigration status. Continue reading the April 2009 Littler "Insight" publication "A Basic Guide to E-Verify and Related Immigration Compliance: Everything Federal Contractors and Others Need to Know to Comply with E-Verify Requirements," written by Jorge R. Lopez, Joshua S. Roffman, Aimee Clark Todd, Shin-I Lowe and Lisa A. Cottle.