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. DeFazio is a pro-environment Democrat who also understands the impact that high immigration levels, partly caused by illegal immigration, have on future environmental sustainability.
Rep. DeFazio's Triple E-VICT Act would require all employers to check the worker eligibility status of current and future employees. Employers would have to begin checking new hires within two years of the bill's passage. Public employers would then have 3 years to screen all current employees, and private employers would have up to 6 years to screen all current employees. The Triple E-VICT Act would end the jobs magnet that is the root cause of most illegal immigration.
The Triple E-VICT Act would also increase fines and penalties for businesses who don't comply or still hire illegal alien workers. The bill's provisions would also root out identity theft and fraud and close up any current loopholes.
Ninety-seven percent of employees receive an automatic confirmation from E-Verify within 24 hours and require no further action. Of the 2.6 percent that receive tentative non-confirmations, 0.3% are eventually cleared and 2.3% are deemed ineligible to work in the United States.
Updated: Tue, Feb 1st 2011 @ 9:50am EST