E-verify Amendment Blocked in Senate

Over the weekend an attempt to add an E-verify amendment to the Stimulus bill in the Senate was thankfully blocked. The Wall Street Journal had an opinion piece explaining why, outside of immigration issues, E-verify would be harmful to the Stimulus bill.

Weekend negotiations over the Senate stimulus bill followed another dismal jobs report on Friday. So we’re happy to report that negotiators so far have rejected a troublesome amendment that would require any business receiving stimulus funds to enroll in E-Verify, a government program for determining work eligibility. The last thing employers need now is more bureaucratic red tape.

E-Verify, which is currently voluntary, is a Web-based pilot program that allows employers to check the legal status of employees by matching their name and Social Security number against databases maintained by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security. Proponents tout E-Verify as a way to curb the hiring of illegal aliens. But the program is plagued by serious problems that include misidentifying U.S. citizens as not authorized for employment.

…Not to mention the extra costs to businesses who are forced to enroll in the program.

3 responses to “E-verify Amendment Blocked in Senate

  1. There are no costs for using e-verify, it’s 100% free to use, and very easy as well. It’s over 99% effective, and doesn’t cause any problems. Citizens and legal immigrants have plenty of paperwork to prove they are legitimate, illegals don’t.. isn’t that your problem?

    The mid-term elections are coming, and this democrat will vote for any republican who promises to close the border, raid, and deport, target employers of illegals and even send the anchor babies back home to with their parents. The true sleeping giant is awake, and that is the American citizenry, we’re black, brown and white and fed up.

  2. If you don’t know if the SS number is a 1 or a 7, then ask the prospective employee.
    This video is a lame attempt to discredit E-Verify.
    E-Verify is needed to protect American jobs.

  3. I believe that people from other nations should be allowed to enter this country LEGALLY and work. The problem is not with the LEGAL immigrants working… it is with the ILLEGAL immigrants. Should we stand up for their rights–NO– they have no rights as they did not come into this country legally. I also believe that any child born to an illegal in the USA should be classified as an ILLEGAL. If you do not abide by our laws to enter this country, then you should not work in this country, live in this country, have children in this country, or have any support from this country. We are the United States of AMERICA, not Mexico, Puerto Rico, China, Japan, Korea, India, etc…. No offense to anyone of one of these nationalities if you are here LEGALLY–all the others, I could care less.

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