Becoming the latest state to mandate E-Verify usage, Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia state government agencies will be required to utilize the online system for new hires effective July 1, 2011, in order to determine the employment eligibility of new hires.

Virginia had already passed a law in 2010 (H.B. 737) requiring state executive

The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office has told 1,000 employers across the country the agency will audit their hiring records to determine compliance with employment eligibility verification laws. These Notices of Inspection (NOIs) often request not only I-9 documentation, but payroll records, copies of immigration filings, copies of Social Security