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Sen. Sessions Offers E-Verify Amendment on Unemployment Benefits Bill

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., offered an amendment to the unemployment benefits extension bill (S. 1845) that would make E-Verify mandatory for all employers within one year of enactment.

Report Says IRS Undermines SSA's Fight Against Illegal Aliens’ Felonious Use of Social Security Numbers

Friday, August 30, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT

CNSNews reports that the Social Security Administration’s Inspector General said his agency’s efforts to stop illegal aliens from using fraudulent or stolen Social Security Numbers has been “hindered” by the Internal Revenue Service's failure to penalize employers who file W-2s on which the

56% of Small Business Owners Support Mandating E-Verify

Friday, April 12, 2013, 9:08 AM EDT

A survey of small businesses conducted by National Small Business Association found that 56% of small business owners would support a mandatory E-Verify requirement. Only 24% opposed such a mandate.

Sen. Grassley Introduces Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Friday, February 1, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

Sen. Chuck Grassley
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has introduced new legislation (S.202) in the U.S. Senate that would require all employers in the United States to use E-Verify. Sen. Grassley serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees immigration policy in the Senate.

Rep. Andy Harris Cosponsors Chairman Smith's Legal Workforce Act

Friday, June 22, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Rep. Andy Harris
Freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify within two years. The bill also requires all federal, state, and local governments to E-Verify their entire workforce.

Sen. Sessions Brings Child Tax Credit Loophole to Senate Floor

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

Last week, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling for an end to the Child Tax Care loophole that allows illegal aliens to receive thousands of dollars in tax refunds by filing with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Sen. Sessions also

DHS is Preparing for 50-state Mandatory E-Verify Law

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

While Republican leaders of the House continue to block a vote on a national mandatory E-Verify bill, the Obama Administration has issued a statement that it is getting E-Verify ready to handle a big expansion. U.S.

E-Verify's Self Check Program Goes Nationwide

Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT

U.S. Customs and Immigration Services has expanded its E-Verify self-check tool from 21 test states to all 50 states. Self Check is a free online service that allows individuals to check their worker eligibility status before applying for a new job.

Rep. Stearns Cosponsors Chairman Smith's Legal Workforce Act

Updated Thursday, February 9, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

Rep. Cliff Stearns
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify within two years. The bill also requires all federal, state, and local governments to E-Verify their entire workforce.

200 Illegal-Alien Workers Losing Their Jobs at Pacific Steel

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

Pacific Steel in Berkeley, Calif. is laying off 200 illegal-alien workers who weren't able to provide valid documents after an audit conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier this year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement requested the company's I-9 files

Rep. Don Manzullo Cosponsors Chairman Smith's Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Monday, December 19, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

Rep. Don Manzullo
Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify within two years. The bill also requires all federal, state, and local governments to E-Verify their entire workforce.

Rep. Heath Shuler Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 7:21 AM EDT

Rep. Heath Shuler
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) becoming the second Democrat to add his name to the bill. For the last three Congresses, Rep.

Rep. John Duncan Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Monday, December 5, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

Rep. John Duncan
Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Jason Altmire Becomes First Democrat to Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 11:34 AM EDT

Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act(H.R.2885), making him the first Democrat to do so.

Rep. Ander Crenshaw Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Updated Friday, November 18, 2011, 2:25 PM EDT

Rep. Ander Crenshaw
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Alan Nunnelee Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Friday, November 18, 2011, 7:38 AM EDT

Rep. Alan Nunnelee
Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Pete Olson Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

Rep. Pete Olson
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Bartlett Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Ralph Hall Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

Rep. Ralph Hall
Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and state

Rep. Todd Akin Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Monday, November 7, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

Rep. Todd Akin
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and state

Reps. Chip Cravaack and Tim Johnson Cosponsor Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Friday, November 4, 2011, 7:44 AM EDT

Reps. Cravaack & Johnson
Reps. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) and Tim Johnson (R-Ill.) have cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal and

Rep. David Schweikert Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

Rep. David Schweikert
Freshman Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for new hires within 2 years. By cosponsoring Chairman Smith's bill, Rep. Schweikert has now

Reps. Duncan Hunter and Tim Griffin Cosponsor Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

Reps. Hunter and Griffin
Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) have cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal and state

March to 100 Cosponsors of Chairman Smith's Legal Workforce Act!

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 12:59 PM EDT

Rep. Lamar Smith
A few months ago, the House Judiciary Committee passed Chairman Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885), but in order to get it to the House floor for a vote it needs more cosponsors.

Victory! E-Verify Bill Passes Through Judiciary Without Major Changes

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT

The House Judiciary Committee passed Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act on Wednesday afternoon 22-to-13. Only two amendments were approved by the committee, including one offered by Chairman Smith himself. The bill, H.R.2885, would require all employers to use E-Verify

House Judiciary Committee Continues Markup of National E-Verify Bill

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 7:54 AM EDT

Rep. Lamar Smith
The House Judiciary Committee will continue its markup today of Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act, H.R.2885. The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify within two years as well as create several triggers that would help identify illegal aliens using

Another Urgent Reason to Pass Federal E-Verify Bill: California Passes Bill Barring Local E-Verify Mandate

Friday, September 9, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

The California State Senate passed A.B.1236 earlier this week, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 More Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Frelinghuysen, Hall, Granger & Ross)

Friday, July 29, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Frelinghuysen, Granger, Hall, & Ross
Reps. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), Ralph Hall (R-Texas), Kay Granger (R-Texas), and Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 2 More Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Shuler & Wolf)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT

Reps. Shuler & Wolf
House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act is now bi-partisan with the addition of Democrat Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va) also cosponsored the bill today. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 More Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Burgess, Griffin, Sullivan & Young)

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 9:23 AM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Burgess, Griffin, Sullivan & Young
Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), John Sullivan (R-Okla.), and Don Young (R-Alaska) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

Rep. Gallegly: E-Verify Bill Will Create Jobs

Monday, July 18, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

Chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.) wrote an op-ed that was published in Roll Call today that touts Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's E-Verify bill (H.R. 2164). Rep. Gallegly wrote that E-Verify is efficient, easy to use, and the best

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 3 More Co-Sponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (McClintock, McKeon & Pearce)

Thursday, July 14, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

Reps. McClintock, McKeon, and Pearce
Reps. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), and Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

198,172 Businesses Listed in our E-Verify Database

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

Almost 200,000 businesses are now listed in our E-Verify database. This feature allows you to search for businesses that are protecting American workers by ensuring that all their new hires are authorized to work in the United States.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 3 More Co-Sponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Campbell, Duncan & Miller)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

Reps. Duncan, Campbell & Miller
Reps. John Campbell (R-Calif.), John Duncan (R-Tenn.), and Candice Miller (R-Mich.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 3 Freshmen Co-Sponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Palazzo, West & Womack)

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

Reps. Palazzo, West & Womack
Three Freshmen House Members have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Reps. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.), Allen West (R-Fla.), and Steve Womack (R-Ark.) have added their names to the co-sponsorship list, bringing the total number of co-sponsors to

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 Co-Sponsor Grassley Bill (Boozman, Rubio, Sessions, Wicker)

Monday, June 20, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Sens. Boozman, Rubio, Sessions & Wicker
Senators John Boozman, Marco Rubio, Jeff Sessions, and Roger Wicker are among the nine original co-sponsors to Senator Chuck Grassley's mandatory E-Verify bill offered last week. The bill would require all businesses to use E-Verify for new hires within 1 year of enactment and

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Home Builders, and the National Restaurant Association Endorse E-Verify Bill

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a press release on Tuesday endorsing the Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2164) introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith, which would require all businesses in the country to begin using E-Verify within three years of enactment. The National Association of Home Builders and

Sen. Chuck Grassley Introduces Major E-Verify Legislation in the Senate

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

Sen. Chuck Grassley
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has introduced new legislation (S.1196) in the U.S. Senate that would require all employers in the United States to use E-Verify. Sen. Grassley is the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees immigration policy in the Senate. He also sits

Feds Further Expand Investigation of Chipotle

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

The federal government interviewed more Chipotle employees this week in two dozen locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Bilbray, Kingston, Landry & McKinley)

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 11:34 AM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Bilbray, Kingston, Landry & McKinley
Reps. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Jeff Landry (R-La.), and David McKinley (R-W.V.) have co-sponsored H.R.800, the E-LAW Act, that was introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-Texas).

MANDATORY E-VERIFY

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

Reps. Peter DeFazio & John Carter
Currently in Congress, two bills would require the use of E-Verify by all employers. H.R.800 (E-LAW Act) introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) would require employers to verify all new hires and current employees within two years of enactment.

ICE Refuses to Deport 'Non-Violent' Illegal Aliens

Friday, August 27, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

In a major policy shift, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has issued new guidelines regarding the prosecution of deportation cases: if an illegal alien is not a convicted criminal or terrorist threat, the case should be dropped.

Mohawk Industries Settles Lawsuit After Claims They Hired Illegal Aliens to Depress Wages

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

Carpetmaker Mohawk Industries has settled a lawsuit with employees who claimed the company depressed wages by hiring illegal aliens. The company will pay $18 million after the six year battle.

Senate Begins Debate on Bigger Jobs Bill

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

The Senate has begun debate on a $150 billion jobs, but whehter or not illegal aliens will benefit from the bill is still unclear.

Rep. Lamar Smith Highlights Rapid Decrease in Workplace Enforcement

Monday, November 23, 2009, 3:38 PM EDT

Rep. Lamar Smith
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, has issued a press release highlighting the deplorable state of DHS' workplace enforcement efforts.

San Diego Federal Contractors Like New E-Verify Rule

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 3:29 PM EDT

It's been almost two months since the government mandated that federal contractors check the eligibility status of new hires using E-Verify, and in the border city of San Diego, it's receiving high marks.

Senate Clears DHS Appropriations Conference Report

Updated Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 4:50 PM EDT

The Senate today cleared for the President’s signature the conference report accompanying the FY 2010 Homeland Security spending bill (H.R. 2892).

E-Verify Executive Order Goes into Effect Today

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:18 PM EDT

The E-Verify executive order first issued by the Bush Administration last summer went into effect today after four separate delays. The order requires federal contractors to check the employment eligibility of all employees working on a federal contract worth at least $100,000.

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Mandatory E-Verify for Federal Contractors

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 1:20 PM EDT

The U.S. District Court in Maryland ruled in favor of an executive order that would require all federal government contractors to use E-Verify.

American Workers Replacing Illegal Workers at Poultry Plant

Friday, August 14, 2009, 11:49 AM EDT

American workers are getting jobs (jobs they supposedly didn't want) at a North Carolina poultry plant. The reason: the company is letting illegal workers go.

Government Shutdown also shuts down E-Verify

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

The partial government shutdown that took effect at midnight has shut down the Department of Homeland Security's worker verification system - E-Verify. The online system will not be accessible during the shutdown and DHS has also shutdown the customer service arm of the system.

Rep. Lamar Smith Introduces Mandatory E-Verify Bill in the House

Friday, April 26, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has reintroduced his Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 1772, that would require all employers in the United States to use the E-Verify system within three years. The bill was first introduced in the last Congress where it passed through the House Judiciary Committee. Rep.

Bloomberg Study: E-Verify frees up jobs for Legal Workers

Friday, March 1, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

A new study conducted by Senior Quantitative Analyst Jason Arvelo with Bloomberg Government has found that there is evidence to support E-Verify's ability to deter the hiring of unauthorized workers.

Use of Total Identity Theft Growing Among Illegal Aliens

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

Total identity theft is a growing form of crime among illegal aliens. These audacious thieves go beyond the financial fraud normally associated with ID theft by using the victim’s identity to completely assume the persona of the victim.

Houston-based Tree Company Pays $2 Million Fine for Hiring Illegal-Alien Workers

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 9:25 AM EDT

ABC Professional Tree Services, based in Houston, Texas, has agreed to pay $2 million in fines after a Department of Homeland Security investigation found that the company had been hiring illegal-alien workers. DHS found that 30% of the company's workforce was made up of

Sen. Jeff Sessions Recognizes NumbersUSA in the Congressional Record

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

Sen. Jeff Sessions
Former Ranking Member of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), recognized the 15th anniversary of NumbersUSA on Monday by adding a statement to the Congressional Record. NumbersUSA was founded in 1996 by Roy Beck with the production and release of his

USCIS Says E-Verify is Underutilized

Friday, March 16, 2012, 7:33 AM EDT

The Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Alejandro Mayorkas told the Washington Times that the E-Verify workplace verification system can handle many more requests than it currently does. The agency, which is under the Department of Homeland Security, oversees the E-Verify system.

DHS Releases New Data on E-Verify Participation

Monday, February 13, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT

New Data from the Department of Homeland Security show the participation of businesses and worksites that use E-Verify by state.

Democrat Rep. Jim Matheson Cosponsors Chairman Smith's Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Monday, January 23, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

Rep. Jim Matheson
Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify within two years. The bill also requires all federal, state, and local governments to E-Verify their entire workforce.

Disabled Vets Benefiting from the Expanding Use of E-Verify

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

A new report from Lincoln, Neb. reveals that disabled veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan are finding jobs because of the increasing number of companies using E-Verify. The report focuses specifically on three vets that now work

Another Democrat -- Rep. Dan Boren -- Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT

Rep. Dan Boren
Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) becoming the third Democrat to add his name to the bill. The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Charlie Bass Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

Rep. Charlie Bass
Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Mark Amodei Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

Rep. Mark Amodei
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Mike Coffman Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Updated Friday, November 18, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

Rep. Mike Coffman
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Joe Heck Cospsonsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Friday, November 18, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

Rep. Joe Heck
Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. Jo Bonner Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 9:57 AM EDT

Rep. Jo Bonner
Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Alabama) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act  (H.R.2885).

Rep. John Mica Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

Rep. John Mica
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal,

Rep. John Fleming Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Monday, November 14, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

Rep. John Fleming
Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal and

Rep. John Sullivan Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

Rep. John Sullivan
Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and state

Reps. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Walsh Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill

Friday, November 4, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

Reps. Capito & Walsh
Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) and Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) have cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal and

Rep. Frank Guinta Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

Rep. Frank Guinta
Freshman Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H..) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for new hires within 2 years. By cosponsoring Chairman Smith's bill, Rep. Guinta has now

Rep. Burton Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

Rep. Dan Burton
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal and state

Rep. McKinley Cosponsors Chairman Smith's Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Monday, October 24, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

Rep. David McKinley
Rep. David McKinley (R-W.V.) cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) over last week's House recess. Rep. McKinley is one NumbersUSA's 11 5-for-5ers for sponsoring at least one bill in each of our 5 Great Immigration-Reduction Solution

Rep. Calvert Publicly Criticizes California's Recent E-Verify Ban

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

On October 9, 2011 California Governor Jerry Brown signed three bills aimed at supporting illegal aliens, including AB 1236, a measure that outlaws E-Verify in the state of California. Many Californians have expressed frustration over the bill and Congressman Ken Calvert is one of them.

Rep. Mo Brooks calls ridding U.S. workforce of illegal aliens a jobs program

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) stood before the House floor on Tuesday night and said that removing illegal aliens from not only the U.S. workforce, but from the United States, would open up millions of jobs for unemployed Americans:

House Judiciary Committee Schedules Markup for the Legal Workforce Act

Monday, September 12, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

The House Judiciary Committee will begin marking up Chariman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act on Thursday morning. The Legal Workforce Act would require national use of E-Verify for all new hires for 100% of businesses within 2 years of

E-Verify Expands Self-Check to 21 States

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

U.S. Customs and Immigration Services has expanded its E-Verify self-check tool to include 21 states, allowing individuals to check their worker eligibility status before applying for a new job. The program is called Self Check and has been up and running for several months in

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 3 More Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Rogers, Young & King)

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT

Reps. King, Rogers, & Young
Reps. Hal Rogers (R- Ky.), Bill Young (R- Fla.), and Peter King (R-N.Y.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 2 More Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Culberson & Forbes)

Monday, July 25, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

Reps. Culberson & Forbes
Reps. John Culberson (R-Texas) and Randy Forbes (R-Va.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

USCIS Data Shows that 3.2% of Employers Using E-Verify; H.R. 2164 Would Require 100%

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT

A new report from the Migration Policy Institute found that only 3.2% of the nation's employers are currently enrolled in E-Verify. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's mandatory E-Verify bill, Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2164), would require 100% of employers to use E-Verify within two years.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 More Co-Sponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Akin, Burton, Latham & Shimkus)

Friday, July 15, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Akin, Burton, Latham, & Shimkus
Reps. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), Dan Burton (R-Ind.), Tom Latham (R-Iowa), and John Shimkus (R-Ill.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 More Co-Sponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Hunter, Jones, Roe & Westmoreland)

Monday, July 11, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Hunter, Jones, Roe & Westmoreland
Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

Obama Declines Pledge to Veto E-Verify Only Bill

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 9:32 AM EDT

During a press conference on Wednesday, Pres. Obama declined to comment on a question asking him if he would veto a clean E-Verify bill. During his time in the White House, Pres. Obama has maintained that we would veto any immigration enforcement legislation that did not provide an amnesty

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 3 More Co-Sponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Bartlett, Quayle & Rohrabacher)

Monday, June 27, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

Reps. Bartlett, Quayle & Rohrabacher
Reps. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 3 More Co-Sponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Blackburn, Lewis & McCaul)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

Reps. Blackburn, Lewis & McCaul
Three more House Members have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.), and Mike McCaul (R-Texas) have added their names to the co-sponsorship list, bringing the total number of

1,000 More Companies to be Audited by ICE for Possibly Hiring Illegal Aliens

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Wednesday that they have notified 1,000 companies that the government will inspect their hiring records. The notifications are part of the Obama Administrations efforts to go after employers that hire illegal workers.

Rep. Lamar Smith Introduces The Legal Workforce Act Requiring the Use of E-Verify Nationwide

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

Rep. Lamar Smith
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has introduced a major piece of legislation that would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment. Large employers, federal, state, and local agencies and federal and state contractors would need to comply within six months.

Reps. Lamar Smith and Elton Gallegly: 'E-Verify works; let's use it'

Monday, June 13, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

Reps. Lamar Smith and Elton Gallegly
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Lamar Smith and Chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee Rep. Elton Gallegly wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times discussing the merits of E-Verify. In their op-ed, the two Congressmen detail E-Verify's success rate,

MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Kissell, Nunnelee, Pearce & Scott)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Kissell, Nunnelee, Pearce & Scott
Reps. Larry Kissell (R-N.C.), Alan Nunnelee (R-Ala.), Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have co-sponsored H.R.800, the E-LAW Act, that was introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-Texas). The bill would require all employers to use E-Verify on new hires and existing employees within two years.

Rep. John Carter Introduces Bi-Partisan Bill That Would Require E-Verify

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

Rep. John Carter
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) has introduced bi-partisan legislation that would require all employers in the United States to use E-Verify for both new hires and existing employees.

Rep. Peter DeFazio Introduces Mandatory E-Verify Bill in the House

Monday, January 31, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

Rep. Peter DeFazio
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a new House bill that would require the mandatory use of E-Verify for all businesses in the United States. The Triple E-VICT Act would help the 22 million Americans who can't find full-time work by ensuring jobs don't go to illegal aliens. Rep.

Enforcement Efforts and the Economy Impacting Illegal Immigration

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

A new report from the Kansas City Star covers the impact increased enforcement efforts and the recession have had on illegal immigration. According to the story, not only are illegal aliens heading home, but they're deciding to stay home in light of tighter enforcement.

DHS to Make Improvements to E-Verify

Updated Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

The Department of Homeland Security announced today several improvements that will be made to the E-Verify system. The new improvements are aimed at improving the process of rooting out discrimination and helping workers and employers learn more about the system.

HR Scam Helped Illegal Aliens Take Jobs from American Workers

Friday, December 11, 2009, 10:17 AM EDT

Arkansas-based poultry processor George's, Inc. recently broke up a scam within its human resources department at one of its plants in Columbia Furnace, Va. Plant employees were using documents submitted by legal applicants to help illegal aliens get jobs at the plant.

House Members Urge President to Enforce Immigration Laws to Lower Unemployment

Monday, November 9, 2009, 11:02 AM EDT

Rep. Lamar Smith
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released a letter that he and 21 other House members sent to President Obama, urging him to increase immigration enforcement efforts to help reduce the 10.2% unemployment rate.

Sen. Sessions Offers E-Verify Amendment to Unemployment Extension

Monday, October 26, 2009, 11:03 AM EDT

Sen. Jeff Sessions
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is offering an amendment to the unemployment extension bill that would require new applicants for unemployment compensation to have their citizenship status verified using E-Verify.

Postville Plant to Use E-Verify

Monday, October 19, 2009, 11:20 AM EDT

Postville Slaughterhouse
A Postville, Iowa slaughterhouse was the site for the largest-ever immigration raid conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the new owners are now taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. The new owner told the Associated Press that they'll start using E-Verify.

Court Delays Agriprocessors Trial

Monday, August 31, 2009, 11:42 AM EDT

A federal judge has delayed the trial of four former managers of the Postville, Iowa Agriprocessors plant where ICE enforcement action resulted in 390 arrests.

Administration Stepping up Enforcement of Employers who Hire Illegal Aliens

Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 2:46 PM EDT

Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief John Morton said the agency will intensify its investigations of companies that hire illegal aliens. Back in June the agency sent out letters to more than 650 companies, notifying them of an ICE audit of its employee paperwork.

American Meat Institute Favors E-Verify

Monday, August 3, 2009, 11:37 AM EDT

Meat Packers
In a letter addressed to Congress, the American Meat Institute is pushing for the enhancement of E-Verify and passage of a mandate requiring its usage. The AMI represents many of the nation's packers and processors of meat and poultry products and their suppliers.

In the News

Reporter takes E-Verify program for test run

In the News - Saturday, January 14, 2012

I wanted to see firsthand what's involved, so with the help of a local business, I "applied" for a job with Carson-Mitchell Engineers.

Office Manager Cheryl Zielke took down my basic information -- full name, middle initial, date of birth and then asked for two key identifiers.

My driver's license and my Social Security card.

By Wes Johnson -- Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader

I wanted to see
firsthand what's involved, so with the help of a local business, I
"applied" for a job with Carson-Mitchell Engineers.

Office Manager Cheryl
Zielke took down my basic information -- full name, middle initial, date of
birth and then asked for two key identifiers.

My driver's license
and my Social Security card.

The E-Verify system came
back with an answer in about five seconds.

"Employment is
authorized," Zielke said.

 

By Wes Johnson -- Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader

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Analysis: U.S. immigration probe fears weigh on Chipotle

In the News - Monday, February 28, 2011

An investigation by U.S. immigration officials into illegal unemployment at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is making some investors nervous and could have implications for the fast-food industry as a whole.

Chipotle, based in Denver, is one of the highest-profile employers to come under the scrutiny of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in recent years. And the investigation into its hiring practices has served as a wake-up call for the nation's nearly 580,000 restaurants.

By Lisa Baertlein and Mary Milliken -- Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/01/us-usa-immigration-chipotle-idUSTRE72007S20110301

E-Verify Gets Critical Improvements but Still Lacks Identity Verification

In the News - Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security’s continued commitment to E-Verify is apparent from the new E-Verify re-design, which will be launching on Sunday, June 12, 2010.

The new re-design is a huge improvement in terms of the look and feel of the E-Verify program, giving users enhanced security, accuracy and efficiency. The USCIS team that developed the re-design focused on user needs identified through surveys and other feedback. The goal appeared to be simple: how can we make E-Verify a better, more intuitive and usable product for human resource managers?

By Julie Myers Wood

http://securitydebrief.adfero.com/2010/06/09/e-verify-gets-critical-improvements-but-still-lacks-identity-verification/

Perdue accused in suit of hiring illegal workers at Ind. plant

In the News - Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Employees of Perdue Farms Inc. are accused in a class-action lawsuit of knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

The plaintiffs allege that Perdue has conspired to hire large numbers of illegal immigrants, driving down wages of legal workers below market levels.

Associated Press

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=372037

The E-Verify Glass Is Half Full

In the News - Thursday, February 25, 2010

An evaluation of the E-Verify program conducted about two years ago has just been released. (The 338-page pdf is here.) It estimates, among other things, that about half of illegal aliens who were screened between April and June 2008 managed to foil the system and get approved for employment, and opponents of immigration enforcement are tickled pink. Chuck Schumer, who is taking the lead on amnesty, said, "This is a wake-up call to anyone who thinks E-Verify is an effective remedy to stop the hiring of illegal immigrants." Likewise, former Kennedy staffer Marc Rosenblum said, "Clearly it means it's not doing its No. 1 job well enough."

By Mark Krikorian - National Review

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NmEzMWRiODhkZmYyZjk4NTM1MjQ2ZWI3OWYyOWM5ZWU

E-Verify participation crucial to UI's future

In the News - Monday, February 22, 2010

University of Idaho employees will be required to prove their eligibility to work in the United States, citing requirements stemming from federal funding.

Employees will participate in E-Verify sessions, putting forth documentation confirming they are legal to work in the United States. Once in the system, Social Security, the Department of Homeland Security and the federal government verify the information. "Because we receive a lot of federal contracts, it got to the point where if we weren't going to comply we may very well risk losing all the contracts," said Lucy Aragon, human resources assistant.

By Erin Bradfield - University of Idaho Argonaut

http://www.uiargonaut.com/content/view/9693/48/

SSA fails to E-Verify 19 percent of new hires, IG says

In the News - Monday, January 11, 2010

The Social Security Administration failed to perform required verifications of the Social Security numbers of 19 percent of its own new hires during a recent 18-month period, according to a new report from the agency’s inspector general, Patrick O'Carroll Jr.

The SSA also improperly screened the identities of 75 volunteers, job candidates and existing employees and was either too early or too late in verifying the eligibility of 49 percent of its new hires, according to the audit of Jan. 6.

By Alice Lipowicz -- Federal Computer Week

http://fcw.com/articles/2010/01/11/web-everify-social-security-inspector-general.aspx

Immigration solution: E-Verify

In the News - Wednesday, December 30, 2009

If employers don't know about E-Verify yet, they soon will, and where E-Verify lurks, a national ID card is not far behind.

In September, the government required that employers awarded federal contracts or subcontracts must participate in E-Verify, an Internet-based system that uses Social Security, Alien Registration and I-94 Arrival-Departure documents to determine if employees are authorized to work in the U.S. Thirteen states require E-Verify for certain businesses; legislation is pending in another four. The Center for Immigration Studies says that use of E-Verify has increased from one in 19 hires in 2007 to one in four.

By Lawrence P. Lataif -- Palm Beach Post

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/commentary/immigration-solution-e-verify-154369.html

Obama Administration to Fine Employers as GOP Pushes to Replace Illegals with U.S. Workers

In the News - Friday, November 20, 2009

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton made appearances in Washington on Thursday to announce that they are cracking down on businesses that employ illegal immigrants as well as recognizing those that try to follow the law by using an online system that verifies an employee's legal status.

By Penny Starr - CNS News

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/57452

HR Group Hails E-Verify Extension as Steppingstone to Something Better

In the News - Thursday, October 22, 2009

An organization that has criticized a government-run electronic employment verification system hailed Senate approval of a bill that would keep it operating for three more years.

By Mark Schoeff Jr -- Workforce.com

http://www.workforce.com/section/00/article/26/74/70.php

Polls

78% of Likely Voters Support Mandatory Verification System

Protect Jobs and Wages - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

According to Pulse Opinion Research, 78% of Likely Voters support a mandatory electronic verification system in dealing with the issue of illegal immigration. The poll also found that 94% of the Republicans, 84% of the Independents, and 81% of the Democrats who took a position on the question support a mandatory electronic verification system.

Pulse Opinion Research

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/february-28-2012/romney-s-vocal-e-verify-stance-assisted-strong-arizona-win-tonight-n

82% of Likely Voters Say Businesses Should be Required to Use E-Verify

Protect Jobs and Wages - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

82% of likely voters think businesses should be required to use E-Verify. The poll also found that 61% of likely voters would favor a state law that shuts down businesses that repeatedly hire illegal workers.

Rasmussen Reports

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/61_favor_a_state_law_that_would_shut_down_repeat_offenders_who_hire_illegal_immigrants

66% of Arizonans Support Requiring Businesses to Check Existing Employees with E-Verify

Protect Jobs and Wages - Sunday, July 25, 2010

A poll conducted by the Arizona Republic found that 66% of Arizonans would support legislation that required businesses to check all employees through E-Verify. (A law in Arizona requiring businesses to check only new hires already exists.) The poll also found that 87% of Republicans would support such a law.

Arizona Republic/WestGroup Research

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/07/25/20100725immigration-poll-employers.html

Rasmussen Poll Shows 66% of Likely Voters Believe it is Important to Reduce Illegal Immigration

Oppose Amnesty Support Tougher Enforcement Oppose Rewards for Illegal Migration Opinion Elites vs. Public - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A new Rasmussen poll shows that 66% of likely voters believe that the government should improve border enforcement and reduce illegal immigration.  However, only 32% of America's "Political Class" agree.

The poll also shows that 77% of likely voters believe that illegal aliens should not be able to receive driver's licenses and 73% of Americans believe that police officers should automatically check to see if someone is in this country legally when that person is pulled over for a traffic violation. 

Rasmussen Reports, 14 April 2009

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics2/on_immigration_large_gap_remains_between_mainstream_america_and_political_class

No Post-election Mandate for Amnesty

Oppose Amnesty - Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Only 32% of Obama voters considered his support for amnesty as a factor in their decisions to vote for him. 67% said it was either not a factor at all, or they voted for Obama in spite of his stance on amnesty.

60% of voters said reducing illegal immigration and cracking down on employers who hire them is important to them, while only 21% supported "legalizing or creating a pathway to citizenship" for illegal aliens.

57% of voters stated that amnesty would harm American workers and further strain public resources, while only 26% believe amnesty would aid economic recovery and ease public burdens.

http://www.fairus.org/site/DocServer/zogby_2008_tabresults.pdf.pdf?docID=2262

Rasmussen Poll reveals Americans Angry over Immigration

Oppose Amnesty Support Tougher Enforcement - Friday, November 7, 2008

Twenty-six of respondents are angry over immigration policy in the United States.

Sixty-two percent say gaining control of the borders is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/26_angry_about_immigration_the_issue_candidates_ignore

Quotes

Sen. Wicker (R-Miss.) -- Increase Border Control, Expand E-Verify

Quotes - Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wicker said he has supported legislation to increase military presence on the country's border with Mexico and a more stringent employment verification system.

"We need to make sure the E-Verify system is as accurate and instantaneous as it can be," he said. "I know there are people who think it's inaccurate, (but) it seemed to be a system on the right track to me."

In a wide-ranging interview, Wicker said he disagrees that babies born in the United States to parents who are in the country illegally should automatically become American citizens.

"I personally don't think that, and that alone, should confer citizenship on someone," Wicker said. "It would take a statute to be passed to say that interpretation of the 14th Amendment is incorrect. I would vote for such a statute to say something more has to take place than for the child to be physically born of illegal immigrant parents for that child to be a citizen."…

By Terry L. Jones -- Hattiesburg American

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080827/NEWS01/808270381

Rep. Menendez (D-N.J.) -- Stop the Raids

Quotes - Friday, June 13, 2008

'I told Myers and Chertoff about the problems, and they said they have everything (under control), that everything was OK,' Menendez said. 'They're obviously in total denial.' …

'We have the equivalent of a shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later policy,' he said. 'That can't possibly be the law.'

By Elizabeth Llorente -- The Herald News (Passaic County, NJ)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/nationalpolitics/19880064.html