The U.S. Business and Industry Council today endorsed the SAVE Act, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and in the Senate by Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.). The following are excerpts from the Council’s endorsement letter:
“In an age of powerful international terrorist organizations, government policies and practices that enable terrorists to live and work freely and to earn income in the United States are nothing less than an invitation to catastrophe. Meanwhile, our government’s failure to enforce systematically the ban on hiring illegal aliens inevitably rewards businesses that break the law and penalizes those that obey it.
“The SAVE Act makes major progress toward alleviating both of these problems by (a) requiring employers to use the new E-Verify system to check the status of all workers and (b) strengthening America’s border security efforts. Moreover, it promotes national security and lawful business practices without unduly burdening employers.”
The Council was founded in 1933 and represents 1,550 small and medium-sized companies nationwide.