[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 7, 2007)]
[Page 62863]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21829]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[CIS No. 2427-07; DHS Docket No. USCIS-2007-0054]
RIN No. 1615-ZA62

Announcement of a Stakeholder Meeting on the Evaluation of E-

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The E-Verify program, formerly Basic Pilot, is an online tool 
that allows participating employers to confirm the employment 
eligibility of their newly hired employees, regardless of citizenship, 
to help maintain a stable, legal workforce. The purpose of this Notice 
is to announce to interested members of the public a stakeholder 
meeting on the evaluation of the E-Verify Program to identify program 
strengths and weaknesses from multiple perspectives and to assist the 
evaluation staff in prioritizing research topics.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 
2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 
New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Speckhard, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, Office 
of Policy & Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Room 4012, 
Washington, DC 20529. Telephone: (202) 272-1470. Research contact: Ms. 
Marsha Lyons, Westat, 1650 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850. 
Telephone: (301) 517-4050, Fax: (301) 294-3992. E-mail: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 15, 1997, the legacy 
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) published a notice in the 
Federal Register describing pilot programs that were required by 
section 403 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA). On December 20, 2004, the U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the extension of 
one of these programs, the Basic Pilot, to November 30, 2008. Renamed 
E-Verify, the current program constitutes an online modification of the 
Basic Pilot and allows participating employers to confirm the 
employment eligibility of their newly hired employees regardless of 
citizenship to help maintain a stable, legal workforce. E-Verify is 
operated jointly by USCIS and the Social Security Administration. An 
evaluation of the current E-Verify program is being conducted by 
Westat, Inc. This notice announces a public meeting to seek stakeholder 
input regarding the E-Verify program.

Summary of Agenda

     Introductions and Purpose.
     Update on E-Verify.
     Overview of the Key Findings of the FY2007 evaluation and 
the current evaluation goals.
     Break-out group discussions to address topics such as 
using biometrics for verification, resolving tentative confirmations, 
timing of employee verifications, and focusing on specific types of 
employers (i.e., designated agents, employers using designated agents, 
employment agencies and temporary help agencies, inactive employers).
     Reports from break-out groups.
     Questions and comments.

Public Participation

    The meeting is open to the public, but advance notice of attendance 
is requested to ensure adequate seating. In the event that requests for 
attendance exceed available space, it may not be possible to honor all 
requests. Persons planning to attend should notify Ms. Lyons at least 5 
days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: November 1, 2007.
Jonathan R. Scharfen,
Deputy Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. E7-21829 Filed 11-6-07; 8:45 am]