ACTION: Stimulus Bill Includes E-verify Requirement

The House Appropriations Committee made a serious mistake when it approved an amendment to the stimulus bill (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) that would require all businesses and other public or private “entities” that contract to receive money from the stimulus package to use the flawed federal Basic Pilot/E-Verify program.  This will not only delay use of stimulus funds, but will hurt millions of workers.  It should be stripped from the bill.

The E-Verify provision in the stimulus will:
•    Harm workers who are either falsely denied work or are targeted by employers abusing the E-verify program;
•    Create substantial new burdens for businesses, especially small businesses, at precisely the wrong time;
•    Send the wrong signal to new voters that the Congress prefers to play politics by enacting symbolic and ineffective immigration “enforcement” measures over serious and effective economic stimulus or serious immigration reform.


1.    Call Speaker Nancy Pelosi (head of Democratic Leadership) at 202-225-0100.

2.    Call Chairman Obey (chair of the House Appropriations committee) at 202-225-3365.

3.    Call Democrats who sit on the appropriations committee if you live in their state.

4.    Tell them:
•    You are extremely disappointed that the E-Verify requirement was included on the Stimulus and you want the provision stripped from the bill.
•    Including E-verify in the stimulus package completely undercuts the purpose of the bill and will only be counterproductive for American business, workers and the economy.
•    Real solutions to our economic problems and immigration reform should be approached seriously and separately.
•    The flawed E-Verify program’s database errors will wrongly workers their jobs.

FAIR (the Federation for American Immigration Reform) just sent out an alert to its very active network to call committee members in support of this provision.  We need to counter their calls.

5 responses to “ACTION: Stimulus Bill Includes E-verify Requirement

  1. John Plotnick

    Everyone who sympathizes for the poor immigrants should call and request for this sneak attack to stop. I cannot believe these hate-mongers don’t yet get it why our economy is in such shape. It is their hatred that most are being punished for, and yet they insist in hating more. I pity these losers, they are just hurting their own families. Most of these people are probably welfare recipients or KKK sympathizers who have nothing else to do but put their miserable effort to hurt the needy. I believe immigrants are a plus for our country, if we could only ship these cry baby losers out of here and find a way keep the hard working immigrants, we can get our country out of these mess real quick. They did these to the blacks in the past by trying to arm-twist business owners from hiring blacks, now the immigrants. But they will not win, since these are losers from the start. Live and live…your hates are eating you out and your families livelihood. We support the immigrants (legal and illegal) and we soon will pass a law to assure their rights.

  2. The American taxpayer will pay for the Stimulus Package. It’s just right that Americans get the benefit and get the jobs first. It’s the job of the government to take of care of it’s citizens first.

  3. Yes, There are a few problems in the databases used for E-Verify, but we won’t be able to correct all the data until we have everyone required to use E-Verify. I think all companies should be required to verify their employees, both new employees and previously hired. It’s not hard for a company to register, and the sooner they do, the sooner they we will have cleaner data and payrolls. That should also free up some existing jobs for more Americans.

  4. If companies start now, there wont be any delay.

  5. Cool site, love the info.

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