U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the custodian of most immigration records. Among these are E-Verify records. Therein are millions of records, used by stakeholders to verify work eligibility of new employees.
Pursuant to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Records Retention and Disposal Schedule (N1-566-08-7), USCIS is required to dispose of E-Verify records which are ten (10) years old, to reduce security and privacy risks to the subjects of those records.
On May 6, 2022, USCIS will dispose of those E-Verify records that are dated on or before December 31, 2011. E-Verify employers have until May 5, 2022, to download case information from the Historic Records Report if they want to retain information about these E-Verify cases.
This is necessary because E-Verify employers are required to record the E-Verify case verification number on corresponding Forms I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9), or attach a copy of the case details page to the respective Form I-9. Historic Records Reports should be retained with the Form I-9s they relate to.
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