A Wall Street Journal article, last Tuesday, reported that "agencies across the federal government were to start ordering contractors to use an electronic immigration system to verify the legal status of their roughly 3.8 million workers, barring an emergency stay from a federal appeals court in Virginia." That motion has been denied.
"U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., of Maryland, had previously rejected an 11th-hour-effort late Friday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups to delay the mandate while a federal appeal is pending."
"Under the mandate," the Journal's article says, "a clause requiring contractors and subcontractors to use the government's E-Verify system will be written into every new or renewed government contract starting Tuesday. It will also be written into every new work order issued under existing contracts, officials say. It will be up to government agencies that issue the contracts to enforce the mandate."
E-Verify @ U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
E-Verify @ U.S. Dept. Homeland Security