2011 E-Verify Requirements by State
Need to Make E-Verify Mandatory for Business AND Every Governmental Agency.
The Federal Law governing the hiring of individuals who have been deemed legal to work in the United States is simple:
“U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization.” (DHS Website)
Democrats and Republicans alike have shied away from fully implementing this law nor have they extended its use to GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES. Congress has been gutless in implementing a tool that would further strengthen our border security by discouraging additional illegal crossings.
Why aren’t States and local governments required to verify every arrested person they detain, and every potential employee or contractor, against a national citizen database?
Every police vehicle and booking facility could access this database via their in-vehicle systems.
This would eliminate the burden of these agencies to go through a verification process of checking papers to determine the detainee’s legal status in the US. If a person was in the US illegally, whether through an illegal border crossing or here on an expired visa, the system would flag these individuals. If a detainee did not show up as a citizen, then the agency could go through the more arduous process of checking their paperwork. If a detainee was erroneously flagged by the system as an illegal, there should be an easy process to reassess their status and the appropriate updates to the system quickly applied.
Unfortunately, this system would be too easy to implement, even for government, and put a serious dent in visa over stays and illegal crossings.
- If employment opportunities are eliminated, illegal immigration would be reduced.
- If Visa Over stays were eliminated, this form of illegal immigration would be reduced or eliminated.
Don’t just sit idly by, ask your Congress men and women why they won’t beef up E-Verify and insure that State and Local Compliance is enforced. This includes Sanctuary Cities!