A controversial federal program intended to screen illegal aliens out of jobs, pushed during the waning days of the Bush Administration, has been put on hold until at least May 21 by President Barack Obama's administration. Congress created E-Verify as a voluntary program in 1994, but in 2008, President Bush signed an executive order mandating that federal contractors submit the names of new hires and existing employees to the program.
Controversial 'E-Verify' Immigration Program on Hold
The National Law Journal
February 3, 2009