President Obama's administration recently announced that it intended to rescind the No-Match regulations which the Department of Homeland Security under President Bush had sought unsuccessfully to implement. Rather than focus on individuals, it appears that the DHS will turn its efforts to utilizing the E-Verify system for employers with federal contracts and subcontracts. But the No-Match regulations are not toast yet--the Senate has attempted to make rescission more difficult by proposing a bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to eliminate the regulations.
Employers should continue to use best practices when hiring. If you have a reliable and strong system in place now, you will be better positioned to respond to whatever regulations might be waiting.