As an employer, you want to do the right thing. But how can you insure that your prospective hire has a legal right to work in the United States? The simple solution: use E-Verify (formerly Basic Pilot Program) , the Department of Homeland Security's Electronic Employment Verification Program. E-Verify enables employers to quickly and easily verify the work authorization of their newly hired employees. E-Verify does this by providing access to the Verification Information System (VIS) database.
White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz, who is also directing Pres. Obama's efforts to pass a mass amnesty for illegal aliens opposed workplace verification when she served as the Senior Immigration Policy Analyst for the National Council of La Raza. The Center for Immigration Studies has uncovered a 75-page document prepared by Munoz in 1990 that responds to the 1986 amnesty bill. In the document, Munoz and NCLR call for the repeal of the I-9 workplace verification system.
Informed sources are telling our Capitol Hill Team that the Obama Administration plans to announce today or tomorrow new orders and rules that will gut most of the improvements in fighting illegal immigration at the end of the Bush Administration. The Big Business Lobbyists apparently are getting nearly everything they want when it comes to favoring cheap foreign labor over unemployed Americans.
The order also requires contractors and subcontractors on state projects to prove their employees are legal.http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/790131.html
A former personnel manager arrested after a large immigration raid at a slaughterhouse pleaded guilty to federal immigration charges. The ex-manager, Elizabeth Billmeyer, 48, of Postville, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants for profit and one count of knowingly accepting counterfeit resident alien cards. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Ms. Billmeyer was working at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, once the nation’s largest kosher slaughterhouse, when federal agents arrested 389 people in an immigration raid in May.
Acting Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Michael Aytes said during testimony to Congress that several enhancements are planned for E-Verify in fiscal year 2010. Enhancements will include additional data sources, an expanded photo screening tool, and improved usability and efficiency.