Although E-Verify has its detractors, 1,000 new businesses sign up each week for the federal government's program, which allows them to check whether job applicants are authorized to work in the U.S. All federal contractors and subcontractors must use the program by the end of June. The White House recently said it will ask lawmakers to add $12 million to the program's budget next fiscal year, and observers say the increased funding will spur more companies to sign up.

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