The Department of Homeland Security has postponed the start date of the E-verify requirement (please see our earlier article).  The new rule will go into effect no earlier than Friday February 20, 2008.  Proponents of the new rule insist that the rule remains intact with as much legal force as before and that it is only being postponed.  Opponents of the new rule hope that the delay will allow the Obama administration ample time to evaluate the impact it could have on the world of government contracting.