Original Date AnnouncedMay 17, 2019
USCIS announces that it will reestablish computer matching programs between DHS and five states: New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas and California to "verify the immigration status of non-U.S. citizens who apply for federal benefits." State Departments of Labor in NY, MA, NJ, and TX will match against DHS–USCIS data to verify the immigration status of non-U.S. citizens who apply for federal benefits under the Unemployment Compensation programs that each state administers. The California Department of Healthcare Services will match against DHS-USCIS data to verify the immigrant status of non-U.S. citizens who apply for federal benefits under the Medicaid program.
The program will continue for 18 months and may be extended for an additional 12 months.New Jersey Texas California New York Massachusetts
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
- June 17, 2019 The current effective date of this program is June 17, 2019 to December 16, 2020.