The Albertville City Council in Northeastern Alabama approved a measure that will require contractors with three or more employees to use E-Verify. The city ordinance looks to ensure that contractors who provide services for the city hire employees that are legal to work in the United States.
The city law is patterned after one passed in Madison County. As of now, it only applies to contracts valued at more than $100,000, but the city's mayor Lindsey Lyons would like to see the number reduced to $50,000.
"We're setting a tone here on illegal immigration," Lyons told The Sand Mountain Reporter. "As long as the contractor terminates the employees who are not authorized to work in this country, the contract will stay in force. Only when they refuse to do that, will we terminate the contract."
Enforcement of the ordinance will be the responsibility of the mayor's office.
More on this story can be found at The Sand Mountain Reporter.
Updated: Thu, May 14th 2009 @ 10:29am EDT