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Vote to Re-Authorize E-Verify Expected Before Summer Recess

CongressDaily reports today that House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) expect to hold a House floor vote on a bill to extend the E-Verify program before the August recess.

The current law that authorizes E-Verify is set to expire November 1. The lawmakers may use H.R. 5596, a measure sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) that reauthorizes the program through 2018 without making other changes, or select another bill. CongressDaily notes that, “Lofgren and Conyers plan to bring the bill to the House floor under suspension of the rules, which means members would not be allowed to amend it.”

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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

Publications

NumbersUSA Endorsement of the Legal Workforce Act of 2013

Letters & Endorsements - Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bloomberg Government E-Verify Study

Studies - Friday, March 1, 2013

Americans Overwhelmingly Support E-Verify

Local Power Team - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cantor E-Verify

Fact Sheets - Monday, October 17, 2011

Proposed E-Verify Legislation vs. Other Job Creation Proposals

Fact Sheets - Friday, October 14, 2011

10 Great Features of the Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885)

Fact Sheets - Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) was introduced by House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith on June 13, 2011. The bill would require all businesses in the United States to use E-verify within 3 years (99% must begin using within 2 years), requires the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration to instruct businesses to run existing employees through E-Verify when a mis-match exists or a worker is on a temporary visa, and dramatically increases fines and penalties for employers that do not comply.

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The Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2164)

Fact Sheets - Monday, June 20, 2011

The Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2164) was introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith on June 13, 2011. The bill would require nationwide use of E-Verify for all employers phased in over a three year period. Most employers (99%) would require the use of E-Verify within two years, and large corporations and federal and state governments would be required to use the system within six months.

Rosemary Jenks, NumbersUSA Vice President, Government Relations

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Fact Sheet: LEAVE Act of 2011 (H.R.1196)

Fact Sheets - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Marchant E-Verify Dear Colleague Letter 2011

Letters & Endorsements - Friday, March 4, 2011

Roy Beck Congressional Testimony to House Immigration Subcommittee on Immigration and America's Jobless -- November 19, 2009

Congressional Testimony - Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Impact of Uncontrolled Immigration

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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

In the News

Boehner blocking E-verify?

Quoted - Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Roy Beck is founder and president of NumbersUSA. He recalls that Boehner and other Republicans had campaigned in 2010 to do a better job of tackling the illegal alien problem.

"In terms of immigration, there is not one ounce of difference between Republican Speaker Boehner and Democratic Speaker Pelosi at this point," he compares. "A mandatory 50-state E-verify bill, and the speaker continues to block it. Behind the scenes we hear that he thinks that being for immigration enforcement will hurt the Republicans in the elections this fall."

But Beck believes that political calculation is wrong in light of what Republican presidential candidates have been saying.

By Chad Groening in OneNewsNow

Roy Beck is founder and president of NumbersUSA. He recalls that Boehner and other Republicans had campaigned in 2010 to do a better job of tackling the illegal alien problem.

"In terms of immigration, there is not one ounce of difference between Republican Speaker Boehner and Democratic Speaker Pelosi at this point," he compares. "A mandatory 50-state E-verify bill, and the speaker continues to block it. Behind the scenes we hear that he thinks that being for immigration enforcement will hurt the Republicans in the elections this fall."

But Beck believes that political calculation is wrong in light of what Republican presidential candidates have been saying.

 "Isn't it interesting that Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich have all for months been campaigning in favor of national mandatory E-verify," the NumbersUSA founder notes. "So he's trying to protect these Republican candidates who themselves are running on the issue."

 The advocate thinks it reprehensible that Boehner continues to block legislation that would drive millions of illegal aliens out of payroll jobs that could then be filled by millions of Americans who are currently out of work.

 NumbersUSA is a public policy organization that describes itself as "pro-environment, pro-worker, pro-liberty, and pro-immigrant." It provides activists with opportunities to contact their elected officials on policy decisions that impact overall immigration numbers.

By Chad Groening in OneNewsNow

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Bill against illegal immigrant workers may go to House

Quoted - Thursday, September 29, 2011

Roy Beck, who heads NumbersUsa.com, said the bill should be supported because it protects jobs – for Americans and legal residents, he said.

"This is a tremendous bill and it will change the face of the workplace in the next two years, especially in California," Beck said. "There are millions of payroll jobs unemployed Americans will get."

He pointed to the aftermath of high-profile immigration workplace enforcement actions at Chipotle, factories and meat-packing plants. Americans lined up to take the jobs once held by illegal workers, he said.

By Cindy Carcamo -- Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/verify-319593-bill-workers.html?cb=1317643789

Immigration activists weigh in on State of Union

Quoted - Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Anti-illegal immigration activist Roy Beck, who leads NumbersUSA, blasted Obama on his commitment to Americans without jobs.

"Pres. Obama spent most of the speech talking about preventing U.S. jobs from going overseas to be done by foreign workers there, and then incongruously argued for increasing the number of foreign workers to take the scarce jobs we keep in the U.S," he said.

Beck also criticized Obama for failing to push for mandatory E-Verify for all American employers. E-Verify is a free, Internet-based federal program that allows employers to check the eligibility of employees to work in the United States.

By Cindy Carcamo -- Orange County (Calif.) Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/obama-285739-immigration-workers.html

Immigration raid leaves damaging mark on Postville, Iowa

In the News Quoted - Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Since the landmark raid, an economic squeeze has destroyed several businesses. Postville's population has shrunk by nearly half, to about 1,800 residents, and townsfolk say the resulting anxiety -- felt from the deli to the schoolyard -- has been relentless.

"It's like you're in an oven and there's no place to go and there's no timer to get you out," said former Mayor Robert Penrod, who, overwhelmed, resigned earlier this year....

Roy Beck, head of the Washington-based NumbersUSA group that advocates for reducing immigration, argued that Postville invited its problems by relying so heavily on a plant many suspected was violating labor and immigration laws.

"The situation should have never gotten to that point," he said. "If you don't enforce the laws steadily, then when you suddenly enforce them, there is more collateral damage....""

Antonio Olivo, LA Times, 12 May 2009

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-postville-iowa12-2009may12,0,6761812.story

A year later, Iowa raid still marks a flashpoint

Quoted - Monday, May 11, 2009

“I am disturbed that local religious leaders in Postville seem to think it is immoral to arrest people who violated federal laws,” said Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a group that believes in limiting immigration.

Beck said he believed the detainees were being treated humanely despite claims from local religious leaders to the contrary.

By Mike McGraw -- The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1191522.html

Sen. Jeff Sessions will replace Arlen Specter on judiciary committee

Quoted - Tuesday, May 5, 2009

He's a major proponent of E-Verify, the voluntary government program that allows employers to certify whether prospective workers are legally authorized to work in the United States. During the debate over the federal stimulus bill in February, Sessions led a failed bid to add amendments that would have forced federal contractors receiving stimulus funds to use the E-Verify program.

"Now we have the No. 1 champion for the American workers on immigration issues being the ranking member," said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, an immigration-reduction advocacy group.

By James Oliphant -- Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-court-sessions5-2009may05,0,3065504.story

Bush Plans Immigration Crackdown

Quoted - Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"Rosemary E. Jenks, director of government relations at Numbers USA, a major foe of illegal immigration, said the steps being taken by the administration were 'long overdue.'"

By Robert Pear, in the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/10/washington/10immig.html

Communities Cite Impact of Immigration Raids

Quoted - Monday, May 21, 2007

Rosemary Jenks is with a group called Numbers USA, which seeks to reduce immigration. She said it is wrong to complain about an agency that is simply trying to enforce the law. 'Yes, it is unfortunate for the children to be stuck in the middle,' she acknowledges. 'But it is based on the choices of the parents. So if these parents had thought about this issue before they crossed the border illegally, they wouldn't be in this position.'"

National Public Radio (NPR)

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10292673

As Deportation Pace Rises, Illegal Immigrants Dig In

Quoted - Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"'We are not calling for I.C.E. to become the Gestapo knocking on doors in the middle of the night,' said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations for NumbersUSA, a group in Washington that seeks to curb immigration. 'But we have to increase the likelihood that if you are here illegally you will be caught...'"

The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/01/us/01deport.html?_r=2&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin

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

Congressional Testimony

Roy Beck Congressional Testimony to House Immigration Subcommittee on Immigration and America's Jobless -- November 19, 2009

Congressional Testimony - Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Impact of Uncontrolled Immigration

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Jordan Commission -- Executive Summary on Legal Immigration

Congressional Testimony - Friday, September 1, 1995

U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, 1995

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