Ricardo Aldana, who does the hiring at Ridgeway Plumbing, remembers the day he submitted information on a new employee into the federal E-Verify computer system, to confirm the man was legal, and the response came back “TNC.”
That signifies tentative nonconfirmation and means the information entered does not jibe with Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security and State Department databases on that person.
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Employers who used E-Verify in 2012 found that most workers they wanted to hire were confirmed as eligible under U.S. law:
• Authorized: 98.65 percent of requested hires were authorized to work.
• Initially not authorized: 1.35 percent were rejected.
• Authorized after contested: 0.26 percent of total who were rejected were approved after further checking.
• Rejected: 1.09 percent were found not authorized for work.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security