A bill that would make E-Verify mandatory for most employers in the state and a bill that would tighten admissions to state colleges and universities have been approved by the House Immigration Subcommittee. Both bills (HB1727 and HB1465) passed the subcommittee with a 4-to-2 vote.

HB1727 would require all Virginia employers with at least 15 employees to use E-Verify to check the worker eligibility of new hires. Virginia already requires state agencies to use E-Verify and is one of 13 states to have some form of an E-Verify law in place. See a map of states with laws already passed or state legislation pending.

HB1465 would require state colleges and universities to establish guidelines regarding student admission and student conduct, including a provision that prohibits illegal aliens from being accepted to state institutions.

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Updated: Mon, Jan 31st 2011 @ 7:46am EST